Windows 7 randomly changes my desktop's font size between Small (100%), Medium (125%) and Large (150%).

I've tried to create a custom font size (like 130%) to see if it would stick.  Every time I restart or shut down my computer, the desktop font size changes again.  Recently, my computer would freeze completely (pointer frozen, everything frozen) and the CPU activity light on my laptop would show no activity whatsoever.  Then the fan would kick on and not turn off.  This might be related to an issue with Firefox, which I am trying to determine in a separate forum.  But this freeze-up might be related to my font size changing randomly, since I have to cold-restart my computer after each freeze-up.

Hi Bartman,


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The changing if the font size might happen if the user account you are using is corrupted. You may try creating a new user account and check if that helps.

To create a user account

  1. To open User Accounts, click the Start button, click Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts.
  2. Click Manage another account.

 If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  1. Click Create a new account.
  2. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.

For more details follow the link.

Create a user account



Hope this information is helpful.

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Last updated April 28, 2019 Views 5,882 Applies to: