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Windows 7: newbie needs advice

16 Nov 2010   #11
richc46

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Here you go
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...le-enable.html


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16 Nov 2010   #12
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cabinhook View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi cabinhoohk,

Can you post a screenshot of what you mean?

Will try to but not too sure how to do that yet ?
In search type snipping tool
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16 Nov 2010   #13
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I've seen this problem before. It is indeed almost impossible to change the font in the dialog boxes since the old-style controls are only available for Classic, non-Aero themes. The reason for this is sloppy programming - some apps are coded with pixel-sized fonts, and so non of the Windows tricks would do anything to that. The only solution is to change the resolution of the screen. You seem to be talking about a laptop. How big is your screen and how high the resolution? Try lowering your resolution and see if this solves your font issues and at the same time produces acceptable picture overall.
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16 Nov 2010   #14
Cabinhook

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Forum LoginUsername Not Yet Registered?Password Forgotten Your Password?Keep me Logged-in on this computer (requires cookies)Yes NoAdd me to Active Users listYes No

See how small the type is in the user name box
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16 Nov 2010   #15
Cabinhook

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On a further note this has to be an IE problem as it doesn't exist on the Firefox browser
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16 Nov 2010   #16
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Cabinhook, I am not sure I see a problem on your screenshots. But then my screen is big enough for my resolution. What's your resolution and screen size?
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16 Nov 2010   #17
Imperfect1

 
 

Here you go, Cabinhook. I would suggest you try items #5, 6 and 7 first, and if they don't work try #1 next, and I think you'll solve your problem:

1. This is the one of the main setting tools for setting various locations of Windows font sizes. Right-click on the Desktop and go to Personalize, Window Color and Appearance. Click on Advanced, and in the drop-down menu, select the item that controls the location where you wish to change the font size. (Note: the last one, Window, does not have an option to control font size.)

2. DPI - Right click on Desktop, Personalize, On Personalization Page, go to left column to: Adjust Font size – DPI, DPI Scaling: Click on Large scale (120 DPI), and click Apply.

3. Screen Resolution: In Vista: Right-click on Desktop, Personalize, Display, Settings, and under Resolution there is a sliding scale where you can adjust the size of the screen resolution. (In Windows 7 right-click on the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution, click on the down-arrow at the end of the Resolution box, and pick the desired resolution. Check OK.)

4. At the lower right hand corner of every IE web page, there’s a Zoom control that lets you increase the size of every web page, and it stays at that Zoom setting for every page until/unless you change it.

5. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, General, Accessibility, Select Ignore font sizes specified on web pages. Click OK, then Apply, then OK.

6. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, uncheck all three:
Reset text size to Medium for new windows and tabs, and
Reset text size to Medium while Zooming, and
Reset Zoom level to 100% for new windows and tabs

7. Open Internet Explorer, click the Page button, click Text Size, and then select the size you want i.e. Large (Largest may be too large).

8. Ease of Access Center – Go to: Control Panel, and Explore all settings. Under the following heading, Make things on the screen larger, select: Change the size of text + icons. This takes you to the dpi settings screen.

9. If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, use command/ctrl + your scroll on a web page to increase the font size.

10. MS Office apps have a Zoom slider at the lower right hand corner of every page, that lets you increase the size of every Office app page, and it stays at that Zoom setting until/unless you change it.

11. MS Word templates: In the Ribbon or QuickAccess Bar select Styles, Normal, and when the little arrow appears, select Modify. Under Formatting you can change the default font size (12) to whatever size you wish. At the bottom of the screen select Only in this documents OR New documents based on this template. Click OK. You can change this font size setting for any/all other MS Word templates as well.

12. In IE and FireFox (for current use – not permanent): press Ctrl and the + key to increase screen size. To reduce screen size press Ctrl and the – key. (To restore screen size to 100% press Ctrl and 0.)

13. FireFox (permanent setting): go to Tools, Options, Content, and on that screen set the new default text size that you wish. Then, click Advanced and there are additional default text size settings. Plus, in the box that says "Minimum text size" select None, and down below, UNcheck the box that says "allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selections above."

14. Magnifier – For those instances when you need to magnify a certain portion of the screen - go to Start, in the Search pane, type in "magnifier" + click the program at the top. (To read more about Magnifier go to Start, click "Help & Support" on the right hand side, type in "magnifier.") Magnifier is actually located at: Start, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access, Magnifier.

15. FireFox Add-On: NoSquint (http://urandom.ca/nosquint/)

(If you go to Internet Explorer, Internet Options, Appearance, Fonts, How to ignore present fonts - The notes refer you to numbers 4, 5, 7, 9, and 12 above).
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17 Nov 2010   #18
Cabinhook

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text size in boxes

I've tried everything suggested without luck but I have come to one conclusion which is that the problem only occurs on some websites and only when the page encoding sets itself to Unicode. If I change the encoding to Western then the problem disappears. Something for IE programmers to work out a solution I think
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17 Nov 2010   #19
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cabinhook View Post
I've tried everything suggested without luck but I have come to one conclusion which is that the problem only occurs on some websites and only when the page encoding sets itself to Unicode. If I change the encoding to Western then the problem disappears. Something for IE programmers to work out a solution I think
Knowing what has caused the problem is great, Cabinhook because it completely change how you attempt to solve it, and it seems as if you've worked it out. Don't forget to mark this thread Solved, if that's the case.
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