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How to Enlarge Fonts and Icons in Windows
Watching a computer screen for long periods of time can be frustrating, especially if the fonts are too small or difficult to read. The good news is you don't have to suffer through it. You can customize your settings and enlarge the fonts and icons on your computer. Windows will apply the changes from the DPI settings after you restart the computer.
Enlarging Fonts and Icons in Windows 7
- Right-click on your desktop. Select "Personalize" from the menu to open the Control Panel.
- Choose "Display" from the left pane.
- Select "Medium - 125%" or "Larger - 150%" from the right pane. To customize your setting, choose "Set custom text size (DPT)" from the left pane. Then enter your preferred scaling in the "Custom DPI Setting" dialog box and click "OK."
- Click "Apply" in the right pane. Then log off or restart your computer to apply the changes.
- Right-click on your desktop and select "Personalize" from the menu.
- Choose "Adjust font size (DPI)" from the left to open the "DPI Scaling" dialog box.
- Select "Larger scale (120 DPI) - make text more readable." To set a custom setting, click "Custom DPI," adjust the scaling and click "OK."
- Click "OK" to close the "DPI Scaling" dialog box. Then restart your computer.
- Right-click on your desktop and select "Properties" from the pop-up.
- Select the "Settings" tab in the "Display Properties" dialog box and click the "Advanced" button.
- Choose a DPI setting from the drop-down list.
- Select your display settings: "Restart the computer before apply the new display settings," "Apply the new display settings without restarting," or "Ask me before applying the new display settings." Then click "OK."