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

How to Change the Text Size of Items in Windows 8 Advanced Appearance Settings


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This tutorial will show you how to change only the text size for specific items in the Advanced Appearance Settings for your user account in Windows 8. This will include the text size and bold appearance settings for the title bars, menus, message boxes, palette titles, icons, and tooltips items.

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The text size settings for a user are saved in the registry key location below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics




Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Display icon.

2. Under Change only the text size, select a item you want to change the text size and bold settings of. (see screenshot below step 5)

3. Select the size you want for the item, then click/tap the Bold box to check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) it.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 for any other item you would like to change the text size and bold settings of.

5. When finished, click/tap on Apply.


appearance-1.jpg



That's it,
Shawn


 

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RBS

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Hello RBS,

The GUI was removed since all of the color and font settings for items would only work if you were using the classic theme or a high basic theme. Since the basic theme is no longer available in Windows 8 and 8.1, it was deemed no longer needed.

You can still change some items like in the tutorial on the first page.

If you use a high contrast theme, then you can change more options like below.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6479-window-color-appearance-change-windows-8-a.html

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
Thank you for the response

I believe it is reasons like this, why Windows 8 has been so disliked. To many features were removed. If people have to look at a screen 24/7, they want to be able to customize it as much as possible. IMHO
 

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I agree that there should be more customization/personalization type features for everything in Windows available in a nice GUI for users to have. Hopefully, Windows 9 or another update will give more.
 

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A have a dell 30" ultrasharp. The standard Win* ribbon typeface, control panel items and a host of other things are not adjustable, so I'm staring at a 30" monitor from 6" away to read the damned things. What are they smoking in Redmond? I want some.
 

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Have you tried: "Right click on Desktop > Personalize > Display" and change those settings?
 

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