With just a few clicks you can change the font size used in the “menu bar” in Windows 10 so that they’re much more visible (and way easier to click and/or “tap”). This is particularly helpful if you’re using Windows 10 on a tablet or touch-screen device.
For a period of time, Microsoft allowed you to change the font size used in the various menu bars across Windows 10. Recently, they’ve taken that feature away and now force you to increase the font size system wide. This guide will explain how to change the size of the font that the menu bar uses, and leave the font sizes of everything else as they are.
- To begin, you’ll need to use a very small, completely free, and excellent little app named Advanced System Font Changer, which you can download here (scroll down the page until you locate the link titled Download and click it).
- Advanced System Font Changer doesn’t need to be installed, so just double-click advchange.exe to run it.
- The first time you run this app it will ask if you want to create a backup of your current settings. You absolutely do – so click the Yes button.
- Choose a name for your backup file (any name will do, the default is fine) – and a location to save it. Click the Save button when you’re done.
- Now the main Advanced System Font Changer window will appear. Click the radio button next to the Menu item (see screenshot below).
- Leave the Font and Font style items as they are, but change the Size to something larger. Start with 12 or 14 and see if one of those is large enough – of course this can be changed later.
- After you’e selected a size, click the Apply button.
- At this point you’re going to have to sign out and then back in to Windows – so make sure any open work is saved first. Click the OK button when you’re ready.
- Now open any application that has a Menu Bar – it’s bigger! :) If it’s not big enough, repeat the steps above until you find one you’re happy with.
If you’d like to make Windows 10 even more usable, you can also increase the scrollbar size.