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Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in Optimise your Display, Skins and Themes | 0 comments

Changing font and screen element sizes in Windows 10

If you find the text difficult to read on your Windows 10 PC, it is possible to make it bigger to aid visibility. Simply follow the steps below to make your fonts and screen elements bigger or smaller. To follow this tutorial, make sure your PC is in desktop mode.

To get started, first right click on the desktop and choose “Display settings”.

 

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The “Customise your display” window will then appear (click the picture for a bigger view).

 

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If you have multiple monitors, first click on the one you want to work with. Then, simply use the sliding control that says “Change the size of text, apps and other items”. As you drag the sliding control, windows on your desktop should resize instantly. When you find a size you like, sign out of your PC and back in again to apply the change to all windows.

If the “Change the size of text, apps and other items” control is greyed out, or you want finer control over the size of the fonts, scroll down to the bottom of the “Customise your display” window and click on “Advanced display settings” (click the picture for a bigger view).

 

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Now scroll to the bottom of the “Advanced Display Settings” window and click on “Advanced sizing of text and other items” (click the picture for a bigger view).

 

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Now you can use the “Change the text size only” control to set the font sizes for different elements of your Windows 10 desktop. Click on the “Apply” button to activate the changes you make. The default size for all of the fonts is 9.

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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