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Changing font of desktop elements

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

    Changing font of desktop elements

    I observe Windows 8 use different font now and I can't find the old fashioned dialog for detailed customizing all desktop elements like it was used up to Windows 7. The display control panel only offers change size on couple of basic elements. Any hint? Also I'd appreciate advice about turning off smooth scrolling of list and combo boxes, it's annoying slow.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Anakunda,

    You could uncheck the Smooth-scroll list boxes option in Visual Effects to turn it off.
    The old Advanced Appearance Settings have been replaced with this:

    Advanced Appearance Settings - Change Text Size for Items in Windows 8

    If you wanted to changed the default font in Windows, you could use OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to do so in Windows 8/8.1 as well.

    Hope this helps,
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