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Windows 7: Changing TEXT and color in WINDOWS CLASSIC Personalization

03 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 ultimate
Changing TEXT and color in WINDOWS CLASSIC Personalization

I use a 40" Monitor and like to run it at 1920x1080.
Most of the windows I have no problem reading the text but on things like NOTEPAD, etc, The Text is too "skinny" and I can not find any option to make it BOLD or change text size. BOLD rarely seems to have any effect.
I do change things like Message Box, Menu, etc but the text within a window escapes me.
Same on the TASKBAR. It would be nice to have more contrast OR bolder text.
I use the WINDOW CLASSIC scheme/theme.
When I go to HIGH CONTRAST, all I get is a terrible GREEN and BLACK, no contrast, just changes colors.
Using the "WINDOWS COLOR and APPEARANCE" window and the options. Is there any explaintion of what the different pull-down option do or effect? Things like Desktop, scroll bar width are self explanatory but the others don't seem to change anything.

The Classic is a kind of taupe or brown and cuts glare but the black skinny text does not show up well.

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04 Mar 2014   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Have a look at Option 2 Steps 7 of this tutorial explains a little bit about them Window Color and Appearance - Change there are many places in their to change the font and size.

Also some programs such as Notepad has a way of changing the font and size within it look at screenshots below.

Changing TEXT and color in WINDOWS CLASSIC Personalization-untitled-notepad.png

Changing TEXT and color in WINDOWS CLASSIC Personalization-font.png

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 Changing TEXT and color in WINDOWS CLASSIC Personalization

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