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Windows 7: How to Change JUST the FONT Size Alone

08 Apr 2018   #1
Girl Friday

Windows 7 Home 64bit
How to Change JUST the FONT Size Alone

This took me days to find on Windows 7 and there was much confusion searching on the web between SCALING one size on the Screen vs changing JUST the Font and title boxes etc like XP and I've only created this account to post this so that it may help others who I've seen frustrated in the same predicament. Apologies if this has been covered.

Basically it's this simple =

1 ~ Right Click on Desktop
2 ~ Click Personalize
3 ~ Click the Window Color at the bottom of the Dialogue box (next to desktop background)
4 ~ Click Advanced Appearance Settings

And Voila, there appears your Window Color and Appearance box where you can use the drop down items to change the individual sizes of all things such as ICONS, MENUS, MESSAGE BOXES, SCROLLBARS BLAH BLAH

Click Apply and Alter to Personal Tastes !!

Well, that's it, I never had an issue finding it on XP OR 8.1 but Windows 7 was frustrating but hoping this may help somebody

Thanks, Have a Fabulous week ahead

Peace and Happies


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08 Apr 2018   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Stephanie, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

If you like, you can also backup and restore your "Advanced Appearance Settings".

Window Color and Appearance - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

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