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Old 01-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

Display in Windows 7 allows you to make the text and other items, such as icons, on your screen easier to see by making them larger. You can do this without changing the screen resolution of your display. This allows you to increase or decrease the size of text and other items on your screen while keeping your display set to its optimal resolution.

Let's see how to change Display in Windows 7:

1. Click the Start and then choose the Control Panel option.



2. Control Panel window opens up. Click Display.




3. Choose one of the following:

Smaller - 100%. This keeps text and other items at normal size.

Medium - 125%. This sets text and other items to 125% of normal size.

Larger - 150%. This sets text and other items to 150% of normal size. This option appears only if your monitor supports a resolution of at least 1200 x 900 pixels.



Choose Larger - 150% and Click Apply.



To see the change, Click Log off now and then Login again.



As you can see in the above Screen shot all the icons, other items and text is displayed in larger size.

4. Click Adjust Resolution in the left pane, window opens up as below.



Choose resolution, click Apply. Display settings popup opens up to ask you to Keep changes or Revert the changes.



Click Advanced settings.



Choose Monitor tab, Select True Color (32-bits) and click Apply and Ok.



5. Click Set custom size text (DPI) in the left pane to customize the text size.



Drag the ruler with your mouse to increase or decrease the percentage.



Click Ok.



Click Apply in the main Display Window. click Log off now to save changes.



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Nice tutorial Strider. I appreciate this.
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Re: How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

Excellent article with Detailed Screen shots .... It will be very helpful for all the new users of WIN 7 ... Thank's for the good work ....

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Re: How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

The tutorial on changing font size is great, however I have tried this numerous times and still have problems with extra small text in some games and super large size in other programs. I am using a resolution of 1600/900 on a samsung 23" monitor. I have tried lower screen resolution and some things are less clear. I use firefox and IE and have tried to adjust text size that way without success. I've also unsucessfully tried the "no squint" plugin on firefox. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

I'm using my Samsung 22" monitor in full HD resolution (1920*1080); so far no problems with Windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Are you using the latest video drivers?

But please be noted that some old programs are not fully compatible with Windows 7 and font problems may occur.
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The program I'm having the most problems with is pogo.com. I installed windows7 on my notebook and I'm not having any problems there, only on my desktop.
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Re: How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

The guide worked for me. I'm also using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and have no problem at all.
Thanks Strider for sharing this guide.
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thanks man but i am looking for activation can u find me one.
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Re: How to Change Font Size & Icon Size in Windows 7

hi guys its nice strider but will this work on smaller monitor only have 17" lg lcd monitor and windows7 gives resolution maximum of 1280 x 1024 if i install new driver software for my display card will the resolutions be greater than 1280 x 1024?

manor perera visit the thread for windows 7 activation there you can find suggestions from other members
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