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increasing font size on start menu tiles

  1. #1


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    windows 8 64 bit

    increasing font size on start menu tiles


    I can't seem to find where you can increase the size of the fonts used within the tiles on the start menu in 8.1. Is it possible to do, and if so, where would I do it at?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If you right click on a tile, the sizing option should be on the bottom left of the screen.

    Start Screen App Tiles - Resize to Smaller or Larger
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Feb 2014 at 13:21. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


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    windows 8 64 bit


    I can't be sure because I can't get to the computer I'm trying to change the font size on... but I really didn't want to make the tile itself bigger... just the font within the tile.

    I did find some post that had some registry change you could make, but then someone else mentioned that could not be done in win 8.1.

    That seems strange just changing the font size wouldn't be an option.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hello Harleynut97,

    This might be able to help you to find making the modern UI a more pleasurable experience!!

    DPI - Change for Modern UI in Windows 8

    Hope it helps

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    windows 8 64 bit


    Hey Harrylowt.... It looked promising until I looked at the last warning box at the top of the link you included. I just upgraded to 8.1 yesterday. But thanks anyway.


    Warning This doesn't work in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. There is no known way yet to disable the automatic detection of Monitor Size.
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Good spot Warning boxes came in very handy here!! will have to go back to the drawing board.
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I run all my systems including 8.1 in 150% DPI. Never had a problem. Just type DPI into the start screen and go from there.
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I run all my systems including 8.1 in 150% DPI. Never had a problem. Just type DPI into the start screen and go from there.
    DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

    cheers, Harry
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I run all my systems including 8.1 in 150% DPI. Never had a problem. Just type DPI into the start screen and go from there.
    DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

    cheers, Harry
    A tutorial is always nice to have but really not required for a 2 click operation, LOL.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    DPI Scaling doesn't apply to the Start Screen on my machine:

    Attachment 38513

    (Had a heck of a time gettin that back from 500%! )
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