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Just found some Desktop UI adjustments...

  1. #1

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Just found some Desktop UI adjustments...


    Before in Windows 7, when one wanted to change the window control button size and fun stuff like that, one went to Personalization in the Control Panel. In 8, it's not there.

    Found it!

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    Easy way to get there, right click on the Desktop, and go back one item. There's a drop down list that allows you to change text and icon size in the Desktop. The icons that get changed are the Ribbon and Windows Explorer icon.

    This is a nice find since the Ribbon UI has been criticized for being very non-touch, but one can change the icon size so it's easily touchable.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    You only just spotted that?

    Adjusting text size is a nice feature - well done whoever included that.

    Unfortunately there is nowhere near as much customization available there as win7 has available , a lot of things have been removed - you will have to go into the registry to do them.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I generally don't troll around Display settings a ton, and when I found, GEEZ! I've been wanting to change the large window control buttons since the Developer Preview!
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Just found some Desktop UI adjustments...

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