text too small

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Karen F, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Karen F

    Karen F Guest

    I'd like to make my text larger on my Vista laptop. Can anyone help?
    Thanks.

    Karen
     
    Karen F, Jun 26, 2011
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  2. Karen F

    C-22 Guest

    Go to >START click > Help and Support type "Make the text on your screen
    larger or smaller"
    and follow the instructions.

    Make the text on your screen larger or smaller

    Make the text on your screen larger or smaller

    You can make the text and other items, such as icons, on your screen easier
    to see by making them larger. You do this by increasing the dots per inch
    (DPI) scale. You can also decrease the DPI scale to make text and other
    items on your screen smaller, so that more information fits on the screen.


    Click to open Personalization.

    In the left pane, click Adjust font size (DPI). If you are prompted for an
    administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    confirmation.

    In the DPI Scaling dialog box, do one of the following:

    To increase the size of text and other items on the screen, click Larger
    scale (120 DPI)-make text more readable, and then click OK.

    To decrease the size of text and other items on the screen, click Default
    scale (96 DPI)-fit more information, and then click OK.

    To see the changes, close all of your programs, and then restart Windows.

    To create a custom DPI scale
    Click to open Personalization.

    In the left pane, click Adjust font size (DPI). If you are prompted for an
    administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    confirmation.

    In the DPI Scaling dialog box, click Custom DPI.



    Customize the size of the text that displays

    In the Scale to this percentage of normal size list, enter the percentage
    you want, and then click OK.

    To see the changes, close all of your programs, and then restart Windows.

    To make text and on-screen items clearer in programs that aren't designed
    for high DPI
    If you set the DPI higher than 96, and you are running Windows Aero (the
    premium visual experience of Windows Vista), the text and other items on the
    screen might appear blurry in some programs that are not designed for
    high-DPI display in this version of Windows. You can avoid this issue by
    using Windows XP-style DPI scaling for these programs.



    Some programs display better using Windows XP style of DPI scaling

    Click to open Personalization.

    In the left pane, click Adjust font size (DPI). If you are prompted for an
    administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    confirmation.

    In the DPI Scaling dialog box, click Custom DPI.

    Select the Use Windows XP style DPI scaling check box, and then click OK.

    See also
    Change screen resolution
    Getting the best display on your monitor
    Make text easier to read using ClearType

    "Karen F" <> wrote in message
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    > I'd like to make my text larger on my Vista laptop. Can anyone help?
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Karen
     
    C-22, Jul 6, 2011
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    i think adjust the display setting that suit you
     
    justintjacob, Jun 26, 2013
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