How to Change the Windows 7 Font Size

This tutorial gives step by step instructions to quickly and easily change the font size in Microsoft Windows 7.

Windows 7 has some great visual improvements and enhancements over its predecessor (Windows Vista) and the slick visual styles are more eye pleasing than ever. With this, Windows 7 also gives you the ability to customize how fonts look.

  1. On an empty space on your Desktop, right-click and select Personalize.
  2. Windows 7 desktop right-click context menu

  3. The Personalization window will open. In the bottom left corner, look for the Display link. Click it.
  4. an arrow pointing to a link titled Display in the Windows 7 Control Panel

  5. In the Display settings window, select the Medium – 125% radio button for larger font.
  6. change windows font size in the Control Panel
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    If you want to further customize the font size, then follow step 4 & 5, otherwise jump to step #6.

  7. For customized font size, click on the link titled Set custom text size (DPI).
  8. set a custom font size change DPI

  9. A new Custom DPI Setting window will open with a scale displaying the Pixels Per Inch (PPI) values. From the drop down list, select the appropriate percentage of how large you want the font size to be. Click OK to close the window.
  10. list of custom DPI Settings in Windows 7

  11. Click the Apply button in the Display window. It will ask you to log off your system to allow for the changes to take effect. Save any open work and click the Log off now button.
  12. an arrow pointing at an Apply button in the Display panel of Windows 7's Control Panel
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  13. When you sign back in, your Windows 7 font size will be adjusted to your new settings. If you want to make another change, just start from the beginning and repeat the steps until you’re happy with the Windows font size.

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