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Title Bar Text Messed Up - Can't Change Font Size

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Title Bar Text Messed Up - Can't Change Font Size


    Hello All,

    Recently the text on all my windows title bars is messed up. It doesn't show the name of the window, it shows a bunch of dashed lines as follows:

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    I went to Personalization->Display and I when I try to change the title bar text the menu is empty:

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    Any idea how I can fix this?

    Thank you,

    Jan

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could try sfc & dism & sfc again.

    You could right click this .bat file after downloading it & run as administrator---

    dism.bat

    It will run them for you.
    You can leave it run in the background.
    It might take 2 or 3 hours to finish.
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  3. #3


    I see in your picture, that you do not have the the small box checked "Let me choose....etc"??

    Unless that is marked, you will not have access to the lists.
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    San Jose - California
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    You can try from Control Panel:

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    EDIT: If it does not work then either some font files are missing or corrupted. You would have to restore to C:\Windows\fonts
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Unless that is marked, you will not have access to the lists.
    Unchecked---

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    Checked---

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    This is what I have
    Unchecked (Nothing available)

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    and checked

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    Last edited by davehc; 23 Sep 2014 at 01:01.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    This is what I have
    Unchecked (Nothing available)

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    and checked

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    That's weird.
    We have the exact opposite results.

    The OP has no number options.

    I don't understand this at all...
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    @DaveHC & David.
    On this screen, it also depends on the display capability of the Monitor you are using.
    David, I look at your spec, your screen resolution is 1366 X768 so when you check on: Let me choose....", you can only have 2 choices: 100% & 125%
    Both my displays have screen resolution of 1920X1200, so I have 4 choices: 100%, 125%, 150% and Extra Large - 200%.

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    Back to the OP's question, I still think his C:\Windows\fonts folder is missing some fonts or corrupted
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    @DaveHC & David.
    On this screen, it also depends on the capability of the Monitor you are using.
    David, I look at your spec, your screen resolution is 1366 X768 so when you check on: Let me choose....", you can only have 2 choices: 100% & 125%
    Both my displays have screen resolution of 1920X1200, so I have 4 choices: 100%, 125%, 150% and Extra Large.

    Click image for larger version
    I notice in your picture that the Title Bar options are not available like mine when the box is checked.
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  10. #10


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I notice in your picture that the Title Bar options are not available like mine when the box is checked.
    Correct. Mine is also greyed out.
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