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Windows 8.1 start menu icons & text shrunk

  1. #1


    San Diego
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Windows 8.1 start menu icons & text shrunk


    The icons on my start menu and text were about right size but today something happened and they got a lot smaller. Now the text is hard to read with a mag glass.

    Anyone know how to make them big again?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello oldspook,

    If you mean on your Start screen, then you might see if turning on "Make everything on your screen bigger" may work for you.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    San Diego
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    I have windows 8.1, I can't find Make everything on your screen bigger. Was it changed in the 8.1 upgrade?
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Check OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial posted above to help.
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  5. #5


    San Diego
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks option 2 worked. Now it is back to the way it was, I wonder how it got changed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    It could have been changed by mistake, or possibly an update reset it.
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