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Posted on Aug 24, 2010 in Optimise your Display, Skins and Themes | 2 comments

Changing font size on Windows 7 or Windows 8

If you find the text difficult to read on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, it is possible to make it bigger to aid visibility. Simply follow the steps below to make your font size bigger or smaller. If you are using a Windows 8 PC, please go to the desktop first.

To get started, first right click on the desktop and choose “Screen Resolution”:-


Changing font size in Windows 7 - Step 1


The Screen Resolution window will now appear:-


Changing font size in Windows 7 - Step 2


Click on “Make text and other items larger or smaller”. The following options will then appear in Windows 7:-


Changing font size in Windows 7 - Step 3


While Windows 8 users will see the options shown below (click the picture for a bigger view):-




The options work in exactly the same way in Windows 7 and Windows 8. You can now choose from three different sizes, Smaller, Medium or Larger. Click on a new size or use the sliding control to choose it and then click on “Apply”. Your font sizes will now be changed.

If you want even finer control over your fonts and font sizes, see our adding and changing fonts in Windows 7 tutorial.

Changing font size improves readability without sacrificing as much screen space as changing the screen resolution, so give it a go.

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  1. I need to reduce the font size for my e-mail. Is there a toolbar that I can add to make these changes?

    • How do you access your e-mail? Do you use the web or have you got a program like Thunderbird or Outlook?

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