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    Predictions?

    Is there any indication or guess as to whether MS is going to keep 1) the faint, weak context menu font and 2) not supply the ability to properly make it bold (or not) as in prior Windows versions?

    The choice is there, but it ain't working -- at last for me.


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    Chuck,

    Please, tell me, specifically, what font & where. Maybe you could throw in a screen shot. @ this point, I don't think I have the same behavior as you or lack of it. But, can you be a bit more explicit about this & your description. Excuse that, right now, I'm not just sure to what you refer. Thanks, in advance, for indulging me.

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    Drew, the pic on the left is the context menu offered now with the font and attributes offered. Note that, while I had selected "bold", it ain't. The pick on the right is a menu from a program I use that offers more flexible control -- control that Windows 7 and, I believe, all prior versions in modern history also offered, Windows 7 included, and even earlier beats of Windows 10.

    Apologies for the sizing of the pic on the left. I am often barely adequate in graphics.

    I would like the right side as opposed to the left. I will obviously accept what is offered due to the other improvements, but, frankly will do so begrudgingly.

    Chuck


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    Chuck,

    Ok, thanks, that helped. There has been some work done in this area (appearance & graphical). Some of the changes & improvements can be seen in the recent Insider Builds. It will filter down to the mainstream OS via Updates and should appear by the end of the year.

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    But nothing in the Insider Builds address Chuck's specific concerns.

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    Chuck,

    How did you do it in previous versions?

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    Ok, I'll admit, I think I'm, still, not properly grasping what you are talking about, Chuck. And so I don't think this (wait for it) addresses it but, does this help you, @ all? The Bold box included.

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    Joe, if in the "previous versions" you mean Windows 7 (didn't use 8) and earlier there were specific selections for font type, size, weight etc. in the Personalization (?) section.

    If though, you mean prior builds of "10" I haven't been able to as yet, thinking in my silly head that MS would eventually put the capabilities back. As we know, as yet that has not happened, and is beginning to look like it may not.

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    Drew, if you (I) got to Display Settings / Advanced Display Settings / Advanced Sizing of text... you will see a checkbox for bold, but it ain't working -- at least not in the context menus -- for me.

    And it hasn't at all yet, through all the builds including 10240 RTM, prior and since.

    Maybe this option to adjust one's environment will end up going the way of many of the other aesthetic features, I wish I knew or could see some tremendous advantage or improvement to all this stripping away of the glitz, and, in the case of the fonts, functionality as well.

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    You might look at Clear Type Text...

    http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/...indows-10.html

    You might have to find a Theme that will do what you're looking for.

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    ClearType's adjustments are minimal -- at least to my less than optimal eyes. I don't know of a theme that would make bold work where it doesn't.

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    Offhand, I don't either...you would have to research it.

    Take a look at high contrast...

    http://www.isunshare.com/windows-10/...indows-10.html

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    High Contrast alters to visual for sure, but I don't know if that is necessarily what I am looking for, because it is more than just the letters that are affected.

    Chuck
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