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Anybody - increase font size of text in tiles of std apps office etc

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Anybody - increase font size of text in tiles of std apps office etc


    Hi there
    Any "tinkerers" or customisation gurus out there.

    On a laptop even with a decent size screen is there any way to increase the font size of text of applications installed via "classic windows install" such as Office / photoshop etc. (Not Metro apps).

    On those smaller but absolutely stunning "Ultrabooks" the text becomes quite hard to read too - if you increase the font size "globally" in windows then you have problems with some screens not fitting properly - so I just want to increase the text within the tiles.

    enc magnified screenshot of a typical tile -- even here the text is relatively small .



    Anybody out there !!



    Cheers

    jimbo
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    These are the keys you have to play with
    (HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    But you need a little Binary knowledge for them, or use something like registry workshop to do it for you. You can import those keys from Windows 7. I absolve myself from blame, should anything go wrong - lol.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    These are the keys you have to play with
    (HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    But you need a little Binary knowledge for them, or use something like registry workshop to do it for you. You can import those keys from Windows 7. I absolve myself from blame, should anything go wrong - lol.
    Hi there
    thanks for the info -- I always image a system before messing about with the registry anyway so I can always restore if it goes pear shaped.

    I'll try this in a Virtual machine first -- that way I don't even have to restore if I get hosed up.

    I'm looking also at some of the examples in the Win 8 developer area for designing tiles -- You need Visual studio 2012 but you can download (free) a decent lengthy trial of it.

    I haven't coded for Donkeys years but I might have a go using this as a model

    Creating a great tile experience (part 1) - Windows 8 app developer blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Dynamic update of tiles

    Creating a great tile experience (part 2) - Windows 8 app developer blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    I was hoping though someone already had stuff out there already but reading the blogs it actually doesn't look too hard -- I've quite a lot of experience with XML so that piece is easy for me anyway!!.

    Maybe if I get stuff working I'll post it out as a freebie.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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