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    Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Profe)

    Under win 2000 i somehow have larger text size on the balloon messages / description of the quck lauch icons and for the system tray and icons themselves are larger than I can make on my new windows xp machine with the same screen size and resolution from IBM.
    What setting Can I Tweak to give me larger screen font size for help messages for quick lauch and system tray and system tray icon size. Formal help screens seem to be okay.. I have increased icon size to large and have igored web text size and have increase most font size.
    Is there a way of copying over my win 2000 them and would this have the right settings??
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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Jerome, for some of what you are asking, right click on your desktop and choose Properties > Appearance > Advanced; then select ToolTip in the Item drop-down menu and try different font sizes. You have to OK then Apply (or OK again) between your changes.

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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Great, But Windows explorer font for the files is still too small? Any advice
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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Back in the drop-down menu, increasing the font size for Icons will increase the font size in the right hand side of Windows Explorer.
    Left side = ????

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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Got it, everything is much better.thanks BUT I STILL CANT GET THE SYSTEM TRAY ICONS TO INCREASE IN SIZE. I adjusted the dpi size on the screen settings to 135% which helped in win 2000 but does not seem under xp to affect the icon size of the icons withing the system tray. Any suggestions
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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons

    I have no basis-in-fact for suggesting this, but you didn't say, so I'll ask. Do you suppose you need to make the task bar double-high (or more) in order to give it room to make the icons larger?

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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Back in the drop-down menu, increase the size for Caption Buttons.

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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    I'm sure there's solid logic behind each of these:
    <UL><LI> The size of the buttons in the window title bar sets the size of the icons in the quick launch bar and notification area.
    <LI> The desktop icon font size sets the font size for the files pane in explorer.
    <LI> Something (to be specified) sets the font size for the folders bar in explorer.
    <LI> The IE "View | Text size" sets the size of text for some help screens (as long as the IE "Tools | Iinternet options
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    Re: Increase Text size of System Tray and Balloons Mes (Windows XP sp1 Pro

    Wow The caption buttons did the trick. Now I don't have to go blind.
    To increase the size of the type say when you open outlook double click on a time and the subject field of the untitled appointment text much like the text on this note i am typing now could be bigger. Any idea what setting this is???
    Thanks again
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