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Old November 1, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Default Increase Windows 7 font size without increasing DPI?

I remember in XP you could select Normal / Medium / Large for your font size. It seems that option is missing in Windows 7. I don't want to increase DPI because that makes window sizes outrageously large, so large in fact that the bottom of the window is hidden by the taskbar.

If there is no official option for this, is there a way I can do it manually through the registry?

Any help would be great.
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Old November 1, 2009, 07:48 AM
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have you checked in "control panel - display" ?
you can change font size there and other things.
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Old November 1, 2009, 07:52 AM
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What about this "XP style" option?

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Yes I've tried that, I'm not sure what it does, I didn't notice any difference. Windows still get huge.
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Old November 1, 2009, 11:12 AM
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how about changing the screen resolution? sometimes it's the simplest things we don't think about. ;-)
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Lowering the resolution will make everything larger (like increasing DPI), and it will be pixelated. I simply want to increase the font size without affecting the screen resolution or size of anything else. This was possible in Windows XP, I don't understand why it isn't in Windows 7. Thanks for trying to help guys.
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Old November 2, 2009, 07:05 PM
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So I guess it isn't possible, that's really lame, unbelievable that they didn't include a simple feature that was included in XP. There must be some sort of registry trick or something. :/
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Old November 2, 2009, 07:17 PM
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if i remember right, Tuneup Utilities does have that control; it can change desktop icon/text sizes.
maybe you can try it and see; they just released a new version that works well with win 7 too.
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Really? I'll check it out. *crossing my fingers*
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Old November 3, 2009, 07:16 PM
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What about this? You can manually edit the fonts and sizes for certain objects from here.

EDIT: Oh damn, it only works with the Windows Basic Theme. Ughhhhhhh.......


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