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

  1. #10


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Sorry to hear that.

    For now only the dpi option can get something.

    But where exactly is that window text you what to change? Maybe I can get a customized theme going which can be applied to 8.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Look at my first post on the previous page at the image, the text I want to change is the blue text on the personalization window.
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  3. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    Look at my first post on the previous page at the image, the text I want to change is the blue text on the personalization window.
    That one is fixed UI, even on Windows 7 (if it resizable on Win7 I would have been usable for 8 as well).

    The only way for this one remains the higher DPI settings (125%).

    The same item, by the way, gave me trouble in trying to change it's color (the ribbon is also having this issue as well) and you have 2 options:
    -No way by using Aero themes (default ones)
    -Works in high contrast modes* (an AeroLite combination, looks more basic)

    * by editing a saved or exported theme in high contrast mode.

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  4. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro


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  5. #14


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    By changing these fonts....is that just changing the display on the monitor or does it also effect the printed size or spacing of fonts? We have the same statement printed out of excel to the same printer that prints with different spacing when printed from different computers. The difference is even 2 or 3 lines shorter or longer on one page. All computers have same OS (WIN 8), Excel (Office 2007).
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  6. #15


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rich, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It will only change how it's displayed on the monitor.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you. Can you think of why one excel page (income statement) would print to the same printer from different computers with different spacing? You can put the sheets on top of each other and the bottom printed line is 1/2" + lower on page than the other. It is formatted with the Tahoma font....The line width is exactly the same on both pages....the spacing between the lines gradually increases as it goes down the page. The pages are portrait but feed through the printer landscape. And this same situation occurs when the computers print to 3 other printers in our office. I am totally befuddled
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  8. #17


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I don't use Excel, but would imagine that it could be something set in Excel installed on each PC.

    If you like, please feel free to create a new thread for this in the Software and Apps forum area to see if someone may know why.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    I realize this is an old topic, but, for the life of me I don't understand why they would even remove this feature. The registry settings are the same for Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Why do they strip out tools people use?
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  10. #19


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    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.

    Window Color and Appearance - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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