Windows 10: Command Line Option For Changing "size of text, apps" etc.

Discus and support Command Line Option For Changing "size of text, apps" etc. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I currently use a macro to change the size of text, apps, and other items from 150% to 100% and back to 150%. When at 100% I can run Sysinternals'... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ZaphodBeeblbrox, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Command Line Option For Changing "size of text, apps" etc.


    I currently use a macro to change the size of text, apps, and other items from 150% to 100% and back to 150%.

    When at 100% I can run Sysinternals' "BGinfo.exe" - Background Info - to update the info on the desktop's background. BGinfo.exe works at 100% only.

    So my macro enters "ms-settings:display" in the Start/Run window to get to the Display Settings window, and I have to get the mouse to move along the slider to select the new %-age size.

    It would be more reliable if I could pass a parameter to "ms-settings:display" command, such as: "ms-settings:display 150".

    Anyone know if this is possible?

    :)
     
    ZaphodBeeblbrox, Jun 22, 2017
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  2. change font size

    My eyesight is bad. In Windows 8.1 I had the option to change font size of titles, icons , etc and make it bold. In Windows 10 in "advanced sizing of text and other items" this option is greyed out. How can I change this?
     
    RaymondChittick, Jun 22, 2017
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  3. jjobrain Win User
    Text size in Windows 10

    I want to change the size of some of the text in Windows 10. I want to change the size of the text used for title bars, menus, etc. I want to customize Windows 10 the way I did Windows 7. I do not want to change the size of everything by scaling up.
    I have looked on the internet for solutions but all of them seem to be outdated as what I see on my computer's control panel (there is no "display" option) does not jive with what the solutions show where there is a "display" option. Where do I find the display
    option "Change only the text size"? I am frustrated to the point where I am considering going back to Windows 7. Someone please help.
     
    jjobrain, Jun 22, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Command Line Option For Changing "size of text, apps" etc.

    Brink, Jun 22, 2017
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  5. Thanks very much for your quick reply and for the link, Brink.

    I've had a go using that method manually (i.e. no Macro) and it works fine.

    I'll now modify the Macro and see if I can get it to run smoothly (i.e. reliably!). The only obvious hic-cup is the necessity to log out and in again, which the "Display Settings" method doesn't need.

    Best of all would be if SysInternals updated BGinfo to work at all scaling levels.

    Come on, Mr Russinovich, you must have a spare half-hour sometime! *chuckle
     
    ZaphodBeeblbrox, Apr 5, 2018
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