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Change appearance of desktop fonts

  1. #11


    Click anywhere on an open area of the Desktop. Hold down the Ctrl key and roll the mouse wheel. One way increases font and icon size, the other reduces it.

    See if that helps.

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  2. #12


    broe23:
    The size of the monitor is 17.3. I have not used a HDTV yet.

    Ztucker:
    That didn't work for me.

    All:
    Attached is a jpg of an open folder. It looks pretty good in a jpg but believe me it is crappy. In real life it looks like a page from a typewriter that is using a worn out ribbon. OOPS! Some of you guys may not remember that we used to use typewriters before the advent of today's printers.I'm 84 and I remember when ....... Anyway, the real life page on this W8.1 laptop looks like a printer almost out of ink ( not quite, but close). Rather than sections of the page missing (like an ink jet printer) this looks like sections of individual characters are missing or much thinner than the remainder of the character. So, all text by the OS looks bad. But it appears that text on a web page (third party) is good.

    Bll
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  3. #13


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 X64


    Have you tried outputting to another display to ensure it is not a problem with the screen you are using at present? The fact that the screenshots do not look anything like you are describing makes me think that it is either a problem with your display or graphics adaptor.
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  4. #14


    In fact I was thinking the same thing. A couple of hours ago I used Teamviewer to access the laptop in question and side by side there is a large diference. The first thing I will do is to investigate the adapter thoroughly.The display was diplaying the fonts like it should when I first started making changes. To recap for those involved in this thread I am modifying this computer as much as I can to give it to my bipolar son who is 55 years old. He lives alone about 200 miles away. I wish to reduce his frustration as much as possible.


    Bill
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  5. #15


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 X64


    Quote Originally Posted by blockie View Post
    In fact I was thinking the same thing. A couple of hours ago I used Teamviewer to access the laptop in question and side by side there is a large diference. The first thing I will do is to investigate the adapter thoroughly.The display was diplaying the fonts like it should when I first started making changes. To recap for those involved in this thread I am modifying this computer as much as I can to give it to my bipolar son who is 55 years old. He lives alone about 200 miles away. I wish to reduce his frustration as much as possible.


    Bill
    By the way I have read that you may have changed something yourself, trace your steps back; if that fails ensure you have the latest drivers installed. Hope you get it all sorted
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  6. #16


    I'm not able to remember what I had for breakfast so tracing my steps back won't work.
    I put a compilation of info in a message to the Lenovo forum. We'll see what I get there.
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  7. #17


    Did you try settings for Clear Type Fonts ? Making Icon fonts Bold ?
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  8. #18


    Well!, I finally got tired of trying "this and that" and did a restore and started all over. It was lke bringing home a new computer.

    This time I did things a bit differently. Thanks to Shawn Brink I got the two user accounts correct the first time. I did some minimal customizing in the MS account and then created the local account . It was then that the fonts changed to what I had before and what this thread is about. Although these fonts were just like the ones I asked for help on in the first post of this thread they were far worse that those when I setup the MS account. Now I knew what happened, I really knew that changes made were related to accounts but for some reason didn't associate the font behavior with it. To fix I merely went to "Control panel ..... Display" and increased the font size for icons and made them bold.

    If the fonts stay like they are now I'll consider this problem SOLVED.

    Thanks for the help,

    Bill
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