As we get older, the small text and icons on a typical PC become harder to read, often resulting in eye fatigue. Glasses can only help so much.
Luckily, Windows has some excellent built-in tools for making the screen more comfortable for aging eyes. And no, reducing screen resolution is not the best choice; you can put bigger objects on the screen without sacrificing image quality.
However, these tools aren’t all in the same place; you have to go looking for them — which isn’t easy when you’re having a hard time reading the screen.
I’ll walk you through these tools, starting with the simplest option for people who only need a little help and finishing with settings for severe vision problems.
I’ve tested all of the following options with both Windows 7 and 10. (Win8’s tools are similar.)
Magnify things where and when you want
Windows’ Magnifier tool lets you easily enlarge a section of the screen — or all of it. When you’re done, you can return everything to its original size. Magnifier runs in three different modes: