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Finding the Old XP setting for Large Fonts, Extra Large Fonts in Win7

In Win XP, if you right clicked the desktop, you could go into display settings or appearance (I forget which) and choose to change the size of fonts globally, either Normal, Large Fonts, or Extra Large fonts.  You could also change DPI settings.

In Win 7, it appears the only global way to change font sizes is through DPI settings, and for me, that is not enough.  I had found the right combination of a higher DPI coupled with using "large fonts", that worked in most programs extremely well.

My question: Does or does not Win7 have the old normal, large, and extra large choice of fonts hidden somewhere like that shown below (and again, I am NOT talking about the DPI settings for larger fonts)?

http://www.consumerworld.org/gifs/largefonts.jpg


(Also, I know about font settings within IE, etc., but that too is not what I am referring to either.)

Thanks,
Edgar
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Hi,

 

 

Welcome to Microsoft Answers!

 

 

You may change the size of the text and other items on your screen by choosing one of the options on the display screen.

To change display

1.       Click on Start

2.       Go to Control Panel

3.       Select Appearance and Personalization

4.       Go to Display. Select the size you want the screen to display.

 

 

Hope this information is helpful.

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Hello dworskye,

Unfortunately that option is no longer available.

You can change the resolution, change the DPI, and depending on the type of theme being used change the individual font sizes. For this you would need to right-click desktop, click Personalization, click Windows Color, click Advanced appearance settings

Hope this helps

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