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A Facility in Windows 7

by zlzpqx / December 18, 2011 4:37 AM PST

I have newly installed Windows 7.

In the older versions of Windows, I used to readily obtain a facility for customizing the appearance of text size, fonts, width of scroll bar, and so on for Internet windows.

How do I obtain a similar facility in Windows 7?


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Re: customizing
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 4:45 AM PST

If you're specifically talking about INTERNET windows, that's not determined by Windows 7, but by your browser. That can be, for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari.
- Which one (including version) did you use on your old system?
- Which one (including version) do you use on your new system?
- How did you change the appearance of text size, font, scroll bar in that program? I've never seen the option to change the width of the scroll bar. And the text size and font normally is determined by the website and not changeable by the 'agent' (that means the browser), unless -maybe, I never used it - you used the accessibility options of your old system.


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I can remember
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 5:02 AM PST
In reply to: Re: customizing

in Windows from 95 to XP being able to adjust individual elements of windows, (whether browsers or apps), including scroll bar size, menu bar fonts, and so on. Control Panel > Display Properties, (or right click the Desktop > Properties), then Appearance tab.

I checked my Win 7 when I saw the OP's post, but I can't see the same options. It's strange.


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Thanks, Kees and Mark
by zlzpqx / December 18, 2011 9:39 AM PST
In reply to: Re: customizing

I much appreciate that both Mark and yourself took time to post a detailed reply.

In his reply, Mark described the way I used to be able to easily change the scroll bar width, fonts, font size, and so on. Those obtainable changes were BESIDES the font size change facility in Firefox, namely Ctrl and + or -. ( (I use the latest version of Firefox.)

So from Mark's reply it seems that Windows 7 did take away the stated facilities which were there in earlier Windows versions.

I very much thank both of you!

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I am not sitting at a Windows 7 ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 18, 2011 10:42 AM PST

computer right now but I can point you in the right direction.

Control Panel/Personalization/Window Color/ click 'advanced appearance
settings', set Item drop box to 'Scrollbars" , set Size spin control

Should be able to select other desktop items from that Advanced Appearance Settings drop box if memory serves.

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Thanks, Edward! Your solution worked!
by zlzpqx / December 18, 2011 11:49 AM PST

Thanks, Edward! Your solution worked!

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We aim to please!
by Edward ODaniel / December 19, 2011 3:49 AM PST

Sometimes you just have to remember that some targets are camouflaged Wink

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Ahh, nice one
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 7:14 PM PST

I searched everywhere but "Windows Color".

Who would have thought! Happy


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