2560 x 1440 text size

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Re: there is another way
In reply to CAcreeks, 5 months ago

CAcreeks wrote:

skyglider wrote:

I'm debating whether to buy a monitor with native 2560 x 1440 resolution. I'm running Windows 7 Pro. I'm concerned that text on a 2560x1440 res monitor will be too small for my older eyes.

I know that Win7 has a text size adjustment using:

  • Screen Resolution > Make text and other items larger or smaller > Choice of Smaller, Medium, or Larger.

I'm currently using "Medium" because I notice that if I use "Larger", sometimes text can look a bit blurry.

There are better, perhaps even easier methods, to get larger fonts on a W7 screen. The Medium/Larger thing requires logoff.

Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize, then click the Window Color [sic] icon at bottom.

In the Item drop-down menu, go through all the items that show a font below. There are 8 of them on my W7 machine. Changing to Tahoma 20 point size will make almost everything readable, I guarantee it.** You might prefer 18 or 16.

** Any software that follows Microsoft API rules, which includes most Adobe software in recent years.

Hi CAcreeks,

I tried the method you suggested and on my Win7 system it only affects the text size for selected items like icon text, menu, etc.  The small/medium/larger thing affects all text rather than selected items.

But thanks for mentioning the Window Color method as it will come in handy for targeted text size changes.


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