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How to make text bigger in Windows 8

Whether your eyes are aging, your young eyes need glasses, or you find yourself in the need of enlarging the font size for some other reason, here are a few things you can try to adjust your display settings and you don’t need to squint when surfing the web, reading email or writing documents.

Below are the steps to make text and other items on the desktop larger:

  1. Click the Desktop tile on the Start Screen and open Screen Resolution by right-clicking the empty area of desktop. Go to Make text and other items larger or smaller option and then Click custom sizing options link.
  2. Set a desired figure from the “scale to this percentage of normal size” drop-down menu or drag the slider until the items in the preview image are the size you want them to be and then click Ok.  Custom Sizing options
  3. To apply the changes click Apply and you’ll be prompted to sign out of Windows, click Sign out now. You’ll see the change when you sign back in to Windows.

You can also change the text size for specific items in Windows, like window title bars or tool-tips, without changing the size of anything else on the desktop.

  1. Click the Desktop tile on the Start Screen and open Screen Resolution by right-clicking the blank area of desktop
  2. Click the Make text and other items larger or smaller link
    1. Under Change only the text size, choose the item you’d like to change and pick a text size. If you want the text to be bold, select the Bold check box.
    2. Click Apply.

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