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Where is the font and size adjustment in themes?

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    Where is the font and size adjustment in themes?


    I just installed 8 and I cannot find the adjustments in themes. Help?

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    Which fonts are you trying to change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Which fonts are you trying to change?
    I was talking about the adjustments in themes. Like the width of the scrollbar, various sizes of things. There used to be a setting in the color area to make adjustments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sablegsd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Which fonts are you trying to change?
    I was talking about the adjustments in themes. Like the width of the scrollbar, various sizes of things. There used to be a setting in the color area to make adjustments.
    Unfortunately, for what ever reason, Microsoft haven't provided a UI for these settings in Windows 8. However, you can still access the settings in the registry at:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    make a backup of the key before making any changes...
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    Dear Calico ,
    Hi there , I am a newbie to this forum and very keen to make my scroll bars larger for my touchscreen tablet to use it more easily especially browsing on IE 10 and others . I have followed your steps mentioned above and on my vpad 10 , I can see the scroll height and width is :- Type=REG_SZ Value Data is -252 for both height and width . I then right click on one of them and click modify , it shows Value Data -252 , which I can clear it and retype a new Value onto the box and set the changes . But what numbers should i type ? What does -252 means ? I like to make my Scroll bars wider and higher to Half and Inch for both , so what numbers should I type ? Please help and assist me as I am very new to this , in fact I never done this before . Many thanks and best regards to you - jim
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    Hi,

    use a larger number to make them bigger -450 is used here:
    Click image for larger version
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    Unfortunately, the values are a little obtuse. Basically, if you increase the value for both:

    ScrollHeight
    ScrollWidth

    To something suitable - the image below has the value set at -450 - then restart Windows for the values to take effect.

    Edit: Just a precaution, export the WindowsMetrics key before adjusting the values. That way, if anything goes wrong, you can easily restore the defaults.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sb450.jpg  
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    Dear SIW2 and Calico ,
    Thanks a lot for your answers , I will try it later .
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    Dear SIW2 and Calico ,
    I have changed the Data Value to -500 for both and it's now measured at 9mm in thickness for both IE 10 and Chrome Browsers , so Many thanks again to both of you , this is most helpful to me indeed , cheers to all
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    You're welcome, glad you found a solution.
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