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Windows 7: Win7 Default Font size 100% but want 96% instead

31 Dec 2009   #11


So, far changing the font has solved the issue for me. What I thought I needed turns out to be a font issue. I am now using Tahoma font and so far everything looks great.

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31 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

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I would love to know a way to reduce Win7's text and other items on my screen by choosing a percentage lower then it's default of 100% (IE: 96 dpi). I became perplexed when I found out that Win7 wouldn't allow me to go below 100% (Appearance and Personalization > Display). Can anyone help me figure out a way to reduce the font size from 100% to 96%?

Hmm, I checked the registry and it actually reads 96 dpi:
Could this be what you are looking for? Click on VIEW and ZOOM. You can make it as big or microscopic as you desire.
I tried that but it starts at 100%. Although I tried to edit it to 50% it doesn't do anything. Thanks anyway though. So far, changing the font has helped out a lot for me. Characters aren't as hard to read (blurry) as before. I didn't notice this until I actually changed the font.
Are you sure? When I click on VIEW and ZOOM, there are ranges from 400% down to 50% and also a Custom that can make it anything you want. It does work. I made it so small I could not read a thing.
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31 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7

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There was a time when I could use far smaller fonts than now, but with age and the faintness of some fonts, like on webpages, I have adopted the Lydian font set. The style appeals, and setting it for bold makes the type stand out on the monitor. Lydian isn't a Windows font, but it is available for free download.
Looks nice seekermeister. Where is it available for free download?
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31 Dec 2009   #14

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Free Fonts - 6500 Free TTF Fonts (L)

Scroll down a bit. There are several styles of it available. I always install all of them, and then set the style wanted with the font wizard.
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31 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7

Thank you.
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 Win7 Default Font size 100% but want 96% instead

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