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bigger font size for start menu items

  1. #1

    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1

    bigger font size for start menu items


    I have increased my DPI to 250% to be able to read stuff in Windows without getting headache. Is there a way of increasing font size of start menu items as well?

    And what about text size of items when alt tabbing, text size of charms bar (win+C) and text size of settings (win+i).

    It seems to me that instead of improving the good old features of the older versions, Microsoft suddenly decided to replace them with lots of crap instead, not taking into account that there are people out there who don't have the eagle eye vision.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Alegue,

    If you like, you could use either method in the tutorials below to change the DPI size of modern UI screens as well that includes the Start screen.

    "Make everything on your screen bigger" - Turn On or Off


    DPI - Change for Modern UI in Windows 8

    Windows 8 is the first step in the merging of the mobile (think smartphone) and desktop operating system. The final goal is one OS for both. The purpose of these new modern UI screens is to be easy to use with touch screens.

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Nov 2013 at 20:11. Reason: addition
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Hello Aleque,

    If you would like to experiment with huge ...
    start the magnifier.

    Also, there are lots of settings to make changes.

    Click image for larger version

    Last edited by mdmd; 18 Nov 2013 at 21:52. Reason: its q not g (Aleque)
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  4. #4

    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1

    I appreciate the replies

    I will try and test those when I have time.
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bigger font size for start menu items
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