Windows is incredibly flexible and you can make quite a few changes to suit your requirements if you know where to look. This includes changing the font size, just in case you are not too comfortable with the default font size. Windows 10 is one of the latest and most popular operating system out there in the market. Today we will discuss how you can change font size in Windows 10.
Please note that this font size change pertains to the Windows interface. If you just want to increase or decrease font size in a specific application (like MS Word) you can do that within the application. But if you find the Windows interface font size too small or too large, you can use the following simple steps. By interface, we mean the title bar text, menu text, icon text etc.
Change the Font Size in Windows 10
To change the font size:
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Display Settings.
- The Display panel will come up on the screen.
- Use the slider control labeled as Change the size of text, apps and other items. As you drag the slider control, you will notice that font on your desktop resizes. After you get the desired font size, click Apply to save the changes.
- Note: To permanently apply changes made to the font size, you would need to log out. When a corresponding prompt pops up click Sign out now. After that login again to view the changes made and continue working.
If, for some reason, the Change the size of text, apps and other items control is disabled, or you want to fine tune the font size, do as follows:
- Scroll down to the bottom of the Display panel and click on Advanced display settings.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Advanced Display Settings panel and click on Advanced sizing of text and other items.
- Use the Change the text size only control to change the font sizes for different elements on your Windows 10 desktop and click Apply to save the changes made. This way you can control and set font sizes of various individual Windows interface elements. The default font size for all the elements is 9. To permanently implement the changes made, you will be prompted to log out and re-login.
It is advisable to change the font size than changing the screen resolution for better readability experience. We have recently published an article on another accessibility feature of Windows wherein you can have high contrast (“night mode”) interface. You may also want to read this article to see if it can make your reading experience any better on Windows desktop.
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