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How To Change The Desktop Font Size For Windows

Windows allows us to instantly change the overall font size for a better Windows experience. This feature can be very useful if you find yourself squinting a lot in order to read Desktop Icons, Text Menus and Menu Commands. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to change the overall font size of Windows.

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For Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the Display icon to open up the Display Properties Window.
  6. Then click on the Appearance tab at the top of the screen.
  7. At the bottom left side of the screen you will see an area to change the Font Size:
  8. Use your mouse to switch between normal, large and extra large according to your preference.
  9. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and exit Display Properties window.
  10. Windows XP will immediately adjust to your new Font Size without restarting your system.
  11. Then close the Control Panel to return back to your Windows Session.

For Windows 98 And Windows Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double click on the Display icon to open up the Display Properties window.
  4. Then click on the Settings tab at the top of the screen.
  5. Then click on the Advanced button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. In the Display section of the screen you will see an area to change the Font Size:
  7. Use your mouse to switch between Small, Large and Other according to your preference.
  8. Then click on the OK button to save your changes and then close the Display Properties window.
  9. Windows will inform you that you must restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  10. Click on the Yes button to allow Windows to restart your computer.
  11. Note: By increasing the font size, all your software programs will appear bigger for you.
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