Core font size in windows7

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  1. zulu

    zulu Guest

    Core font size in windows7


    By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go to
    Desktop > Properties
    Look at the tabs and the text underneath.

    I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and in
    many other situations

    Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7


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    zulu, Nov 6, 2009
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    Trev Guest

    "zulu" <> wrote in message
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    > Core font size in windows7
    >
    >
    > By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go
    > to Desktop > Properties
    > Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >
    > I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and in
    > many other situations
    >
    > Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > ¦zulu¦ VIP

    Yes an Increase of 125% or 150 % In the make it easier to read what's on
    the screen Plus there Is a Set Custom Text size. Right click screen >
    Personalize > Display
    Trev, Nov 6, 2009
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  3. zulu

    zulu Guest

    "Trev" <> wrote in message
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    > "zulu" <> wrote in message
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    >> Core font size in windows7
    >>
    >>
    >> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go
    >> to Desktop > Properties
    >> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>
    >> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and
    >> in many other situations
    >>
    >> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    > Yes an Increase of 125% or 150 % In the make it easier to read what's on
    > the screen


    No good...
    This has too many unwanted side effects on windows that haven't allowed
    sufficient height to accommodate increased DPI :-(((


    Plus there Is a Set Custom Text size. Right click screen >
    > Personalize > Display

    Is this something _new_ since XP Pro?

    I want to _globally_ change that <deleted> awful font for something bigger
    and more readable if I can...

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    zulu, Nov 6, 2009
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  4. zulu

    Trev Guest

    "zulu" <> wrote in message
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    > "Trev" <> wrote in message
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    >> "zulu" <> wrote in message
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    >>> Core font size in windows7
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you
    >>> go to Desktop > Properties
    >>> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>>
    >>> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and
    >>> in many other situations
    >>>
    >>> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>>
    >>> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    >> Yes an Increase of 125% or 150 % In the make it easier to read what's
    >> on the screen

    >
    > No good...
    > This has too many unwanted side effects on windows that haven't allowed
    > sufficient height to accommodate increased DPI :-(((
    >
    >
    > Plus there Is a Set Custom Text size. Right click screen >
    >> Personalize > Display

    > Is this something _new_ since XP Pro?
    >
    > I want to _globally_ change that <deleted> awful font for something bigger
    > and more readable if I can...
    >
    > --
    >
    > ¦zulu¦ VIP
    >Well I never saw it before and It does have a check Bok for Using XP style
    >DPI.

    You can find the old appearance settings Dialogue by selecting the windows
    colour In the personalize screen then If you can see it Is a Thin, advanced
    appearances setting Where you change fonts and size But beware if the font
    is too big the strings of text that should fit in menus May no longer Fit.
    There is a magnifier Under Accessories That can do the whole page or a
    rectangular are about 300 pixels wide

    OR you could change the display Resolution
    Trev, Nov 6, 2009
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  5. zulu

    Dave-UK Guest

    "zulu" <> wrote in message news:yxWIm.2275$...
    > Core font size in windows7
    >
    > By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go to Desktop > Properties
    > Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >
    > I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and in many other situations
    >
    > Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >
    > ¦zulu¦ VIP


    The Win7 desktop is handled differently to the XP desktop.
    This is the dialog box to change sizes:
    http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/DeskSize.JPG

    I've tried different sizes and it seems to work ok.
    As this is important to you I would try and see for
    yourself, maybe you could checkout Win7 at a local
    computer store before spending any money.
    Dave-UK, Nov 6, 2009
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  6. zulu

    OldHobo Guest

    Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "zulu" <> wrote in message
    > news:yxWIm.2275$...
    >> Core font size in windows7
    >>
    >> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you
    >> go to Desktop > Properties
    >> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>
    >> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here
    >> and in many other situations
    >>
    >> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>
    >> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    >
    > The Win7 desktop is handled differently to the XP desktop.
    > This is the dialog box to change sizes:
    > http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/DeskSize.JPG
    >
    > I've tried different sizes and it seems to work ok.
    > As this is important to you I would try and see for
    > yourself, maybe you could checkout Win7 at a local
    > computer store before spending any money.
    >


    One other thing you can try - hold down the Ctrl key and scroll the
    mouse wheel (zoom in or out feature). This will enlarge or shrink the
    size of the text in most programs. So far the only one that it doesn't
    work in for me is Thunderbird.
    OldHobo, Nov 6, 2009
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  7. zulu

    zulu Guest

    "Dave-UK" <Here@home> wrote in message
    news:...
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    > "zulu" <> wrote in message
    > news:yxWIm.2275$...
    >> Core font size in windows7
    >>
    >> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go
    >> to Desktop > Properties
    >> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>
    >> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and
    >> in many other situations
    >>
    >> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>
    >> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    >
    > The Win7 desktop is handled differently to the XP desktop.
    > This is the dialog box to change sizes:
    > http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/DeskSize.JPG



    I suspect that this isjust a change DPI settigs in didguise...

    >
    > I've tried different sizes and it seems to work ok.
    > As this is important to you I would try and see for
    > yourself, maybe you could checkout Win7 at a local
    > computer store before spending any money.


    Excellent advice.
    I will do just that when I get the opportunity.

    BTW, I deliberately made my request as specific as possible...

    I am, I think, well aware of all the ways of changing font sizes as far as
    XP Pro goes, and have done so to my satisfaction and have saved the theme.
    I have two screen magnifiers installed.
    The resolution is set to 1360 x 768 specifically for the 26 inch Samsung TV
    I use as a monitor (as well as a TV)
    Changing the DPI mucks some software up, like the scheduler for WinTV.

    This is one problem that Microsoft will not, or can not sort.

    That is, of course unless someone can tell me otherwise...

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    zulu, Nov 6, 2009
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    Trev Guest

    "zulu" <> wrote in message
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    > "Dave-UK" <Here@home> wrote in message
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    >> "zulu" <> wrote in message
    >> news:yxWIm.2275$...
    >>> Core font size in windows7
    >>>
    >>> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you
    >>> go to Desktop > Properties
    >>> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>>
    >>> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and
    >>> in many other situations
    >>>
    >>> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>>
    >>> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    >>
    >> The Win7 desktop is handled differently to the XP desktop.
    >> This is the dialog box to change sizes:
    >> http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/DeskSize.JPG

    >
    >
    > I suspect that this isjust a change DPI settigs in didguise...
    >
    >>
    >> I've tried different sizes and it seems to work ok.
    >> As this is important to you I would try and see for
    >> yourself, maybe you could checkout Win7 at a local
    >> computer store before spending any money.

    >
    > Excellent advice.
    > I will do just that when I get the opportunity.
    >
    > BTW, I deliberately made my request as specific as possible...
    >
    > I am, I think, well aware of all the ways of changing font sizes as far as
    > XP Pro goes, and have done so to my satisfaction and have saved the theme.
    > I have two screen magnifiers installed.
    > The resolution is set to 1360 x 768 specifically for the 26 inch Samsung
    > TV I use as a monitor (as well as a TV)
    > Changing the DPI mucks some software up, like the scheduler for WinTV.
    >
    > This is one problem that Microsoft will not, or can not sort.
    >
    > That is, of course unless someone can tell me otherwise...
    >
    > --
    >
    > ¦zulu¦ VIP
    >


    If you set it up In Xp as you want then I'm sure you can in WIn 7 It has the
    same controls Plus Some others
    Trev, Nov 6, 2009
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    Dave-UK Guest

    "zulu" <> wrote in message news:cs%Im.2369$...
    >
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@home> wrote in message news:...
    >>
    >> "zulu" <> wrote in message news:yxWIm.2275$...
    >>> Core font size in windows7
    >>>
    >>> By *Core font size* I mean, for example the font size you get when you go to Desktop > Properties
    >>> Look at the tabs and the text underneath.
    >>>
    >>> I am partially sighted and have _always_ had a problem for me, here and in many other situations
    >>>
    >>> Is this baasic font customisable (at last) in Windows7
    >>>
    >>> ¦zulu¦ VIP

    >>
    >> The Win7 desktop is handled differently to the XP desktop.
    >> This is the dialog box to change sizes:
    >> http://www.admin1.myzen.co.uk/DeskSize.JPG

    >
    >
    > I suspect that this isjust a change DPI settigs in didguise...
    >
    >>
    >> I've tried different sizes and it seems to work ok.
    >> As this is important to you I would try and see for
    >> yourself, maybe you could checkout Win7 at a local
    >> computer store before spending any money.

    >
    > Excellent advice.
    > I will do just that when I get the opportunity.
    >
    > BTW, I deliberately made my request as specific as possible...
    >
    > I am, I think, well aware of all the ways of changing font sizes as far as XP Pro goes, and have done so to my
    > satisfaction and have saved the theme.
    > I have two screen magnifiers installed.
    > The resolution is set to 1360 x 768 specifically for the 26 inch Samsung TV I use as a monitor (as well as a TV)
    > Changing the DPI mucks some software up, like the scheduler for WinTV.
    >
    > This is one problem that Microsoft will not, or can not sort.
    >
    > That is, of course unless someone can tell me otherwise...
    >
    > --
    >
    > ¦zulu¦ VIP
    >



    Microsoft introduced something called Desktop Window Manager
    with Vista's Aero and it's a different way of displaying the
    desktop, different from all previous versions of Windows.
    I think once you see what can be done to enhance readability
    you will like it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_Window_Manager

    One effect is the ability to dim the desktop while displaying
    a UAC message, something that malware would find impossible to
    mimic (so they say - time will tell!).
    Dave-UK, Nov 6, 2009
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