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I want to make my text size larger.

Making the text larger in Windows 7

Ease of Access Center has replaced Accessibility Options in the ‘ Control Panel ’.

Open ‘ Ease of Access Center ’ press ‘ Windows ’ logo key + ‘ U ’ or click Start button ‘ Control Panel ’ + ‘ Ease of Access ’ + ‘ Ease of Access Center ’.

Under ‘ Explore all settings ’, ‘ Tab ’ to or click to select ‘ Make the computer easier to see ’.

Under ‘ Make things on the screen larger, ’ press ‘ Alt ’ + ‘ Z ’ or click to select ‘ Change the size of text and icons ’, see Fig 1.

Fig 1

Select change the size of text and icons

There are two options, to select the size you want click to select or press ‘ Alt + S ’ for the default scale which is 100% or ‘ Alt ’ + ‘ M ’ for the larger scale 125%, see Fig 2.

Fig 2

changing the size of text

Tab ’ to or click ‘ Apply ’ then press ‘ Enter ’ to accept your changes. You may then be required to restart your machine.

Changing the screen resolution

Under Explore all settings, ‘ Tab ’ to or click to select ‘ Make the computer easier to see ’, see Fig 3.

Fig 3

Select Make the computer easier to see

Click on ‘ Change the size of text and icons ’ under ‘Making things on the screen larger ’.

Select ‘ Change Display Settings ’.

To change your screen resolution, click to select and drag the pointer or press ‘ Alt + R ’ then use the arrow keys, see Fig 4.

Tab ’ to ‘ OK ’ then press ‘ Enter ’ or click on ‘ OK ’ to accept your changes.

Fig 4

Change the appearance of your display window

From the Desktop

In Windows 7 you can also go directly to the screen, Fig 4 by right clicking anywhere on the desktop.

Select ‘Screen Resolution ’ this will open the window shown in Fig 4 above.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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