Changing the System Font Size in Vista according to your needs

Windows users often take the font size of their OS for granted – without realizing that they can actually change this font size (of the start menu, icons, dialogs, etc.) according to their needs. This is particularly helpful if you have an eyesight problem – and even if you don’t, it is always advisable to increase the font size slightly so that you do not strain your eyes while using the computer for hours at end.

This article will show you how you can modify the size of system fonts in Windows vista as per your wish with the help of the simple instructions that are outlined below.

  1. Open the Control Panel in Vista – simply go to Start -> Control Panel.
  2. Enter adjust font size in the search box (to the top-right of the window) right next to the address bar.
  3. The top search result is a tab called Personalization. Click on it.
  4. A DPI Scaling window opens up. Click on the Custom DPI button.
  5. In the Custom DPI Setting dialog that shows – adjust the slider to select a font size that suits your eye the best. You can see the effect of the scaling from the sample text (xx point xxxx text UI at xx pixels per inch) below the slide ruler in this window.
  6. After you are done, simply click on OK.
  7. Exit the DPI Scaling window by clicking on OK.

That’s it you are done!

On a parting note, it is also worth mentioning that this particular trick can be very helpful for those who use their PCs from a distance – with the use of wireless keyboards and mice (or with keyboards and mice with long cords).


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