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How can I change the font size on the desktop?

by StefanieFreitag / November 14, 2010 10:37 PM PST

Hi everybody,

I'm new to this forum so pls don't be mad if I ask questions that are soooo not new xD

How can I change the font size on my desktop on Win 7? I reaaaaaaaaally need to do that soon, but I've got no clue whatsoever where I can change the settings. Any ideas?

thanks so much!!!

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Re: font size on desktop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 10:46 PM PST

Click on an empty part of the desktop, choose properties and change what you want. I think the tab-page to look on is the Appearance tab.

And, no we don't mail. But if you publish your email so in the open as you do, you'll surely get a lot of spam now. What do you prefer: casino's, drugs, equities?


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Changing font size
by brett_windows_team / November 16, 2010 6:46 AM PST

You can change the font in any part of Windows (for example, menus). Changing a Windows font does not change your program fonts.

1. Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Window Color and Appearance. If the Appearance Settings dialog box is not displayed, at the bottom of the page, click Open classic appearance properties.

2. Click Advanced.

3. In the Item list, click the part of Windows where you want to change the font. For example, if you want to change the menu font, click Menu in the list.

4. In the Font list, click the font you want to use.

5. In the Size list, click the font size that you want.

6. In the Color list, click the font color you want.

7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each part of Windows where you want to change the font, its size, and its color, and then click OK.

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team

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Typical Microsoft help.
by optomechanic / February 5, 2013 10:56 PM PST
In reply to: Changing font size

There are no such menu choices in Win7; at least not on my machine.

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Here's how you change font sizes
by wpgwpg / February 5, 2013 11:04 PM PST

1) RIGHT-click an empty area of the desktop.
2) Click Personalize
3) Click DISPLAY
4) There will be 2 or 3 choices there (e.g. 100%, 125%, 150%)
5) If you don't like the above choices, click Set custom text size (DPI).

Good luck.

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