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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to change the default Windows font size to make it smaller, have gone to the Control Panel Display applet and changed this to 100% but the font it lists under Custom Text Size is "Segoe UI 9 pt" but there is no option to change it to say 8 pt under the dialog box. Is there a way of changing this font?

    thanks and kind regards

    Chris K

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    Hi and welcome

    If there is no option to use a smaller size the font probably doesnt have it. what about reducing the 100% to something smaller


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    Before you try to reduce your text size, try increasing your monitor resolution. I suspect you have a relatively large monitor with the resolution set to a low resolution causing your text to appear abnormally large.

    What is the make and model of your monitor or what is its size and type (CRT or LCD) and what resolution do you have your screen set to.

    You should set the resolution to the native resolution of your monitor if it is a LCD. If it is a CRT, there are generally accepted resolutions for each screen size. Once you have the resolution set appropriately, you can make minor changes in the default text size that Windows uses by changing the Personalize settings in the Control Panel or it may be called something slightly different in various versions of Windows.

    Keep in mind that the Personalization only sets the default text size used by the OS. Applications and even web pages within a browser can override the default. In addition, most applications have a mechanism for adjusting the text size in that application.

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    Thanks Chet. I'm using a 27" LCD Monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution which is the highest this one will go (and the native setting).

    I have set most of the applications up to suit this but would like to tweak this down by one point if it's possible.

    CK

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    Ken,

    There is no option to reduce the scaling below 100% but Segoe UI can go to 8 pt in Word...

    CK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Kelaart View Post
    Thanks Chet. I'm using a 27" LCD Monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution which is the highest this one will go (and the native setting).

    I have set most of the applications up to suit this but would like to tweak this down by one point if it's possible.

    CK
    I also have my monitor set to 1920 x 1200 although mine is a 24" LCD. I found that I needed to set the Text Size to 150% in order to make the default reasonable. At 100% it appears quite small although readable but I cannot imagine making it smaller. For example, at the top of this window is a graphic of a lizard and thw words Windows Secrets Lounge Beta Formerly Woody's Lounge. The lizard and words are a graphic and are unaffected by any Text Size setting. They are however affected by the IE8 magnification factor (bottom right hand corner of screen). The normal settings I use are as follows. The default Text Size set in the Display applet of the Control Panel is set to a scaling fgactor of 150%. The IE8 browser magnification size is set to 150%. The Text Size within the IE8 browse is usually set to medium. The magnification factor (bottom right hand corner) of 150% makes the lizard graphic and its words appear a reasonable size. The Default Text size for Windows of 150% makes the Windows text in locations like the Toolbars and Title Bar appear approximately equal to the Words "Formerly Woody's Lounge" in the graphic. The IE8 browser application Text Size facility allows me to change the working text up and down from the that.

    If you really want to make a fine adjustment to the Windows default as set in the Control Panel > Display > Set Custom Text Size then place the hand over the scaling ruler and click and drag the ruler to get any scaling factor you wish.

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