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How to Change Text Size in Windows 10

How to Change Text Size in Windows 10

Similar to different versions of Windows, Windows 10 comes with a font adjustment function. Just in case you are uncomfortable with the default text size, you can use this function to adjust the size to your liking. However, you should note that changes in text size apply differently to various windows interfaces. For instance, when using MS Word, you can change the font size within the application.

Change Text Size in Windows 10

Rather than changing your Windows 10 screen resolution, we recommend changing the font size for a better readability experience.

To change the font size in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. On your desktop, right-click anywhere and from the drop-down menu select Display Settings. Alternatively, (if you have a functioning keyboard) press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the menu. In the search bar, type in Display Settings and then press Enter.
  2. The Display panel will appear on your screen.
  3. Use the Change the size of text, apps, and other items slider control. Move the slider to the right. You will observe the desktop’s fonts resizing. Choose your desired font size and click on Apply for the changes to be saved.
  4. To apply the text size changes permanently, you have to log out first. When prompted by the pop-up window, click on Sign out now. You can then log in again to see the difference in the text size and icon changes you made.

However, if the control for Change the size of text, apps, and other items has been disabled for some reason, or you would like to make some additional font changes, do these:

  1. Click on Advanced Display Setting located at the bottom of the Display panel’s window.
  2. Click on the Advanced sizing of text and other items, which you can find located at the bottom of the Advanced Display Setting’s panel.
  3. Now click on Change the text size only to make changes to different Windows 10 desktop elements, and then click on Apply to save the changes.

At times, you may prefer to temporarily change the text size of a particular section and not the entire screen. In such instances, you can use the Windows 10 in-built magnifier. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Press on the Windows key and the plus (+) or minus (-) sign at the same time to increase or decrease the font size.
  2. Once done, exit the in-built magnifier by simultaneously pressing the Esc and Windows keys on your keyboard.

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