Windows 10: How to increase font size of menu text, icon text, message boxes, etc.

Discus and support How to increase font size of menu text, icon text, message boxes, etc. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My present W10 version is 1909. When Windows first eliminated a user's ability to specify font size of icons, menu text, tool tips etc. there were some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by freebie1, Oct 17, 2020 at 1:12 AM.

  1. freebie1 Win User

    How to increase font size of menu text, icon text, message boxes, etc.


    My present W10 version is 1909. When Windows first eliminated a user's ability to specify font size of icons, menu text, tool tips etc. there were some registry hacks available (in TenForums amongst other places) that did the trick... but those scripts don't work in the latest Windows 10 version: any solutions? I don't want to increase the font size across the whole system.
    I can't help but wonder why Microsoft is so bent in stopping people from customizing their OS in this regard... ?

    :)
     
  2. Brink Win User

    changing Windows Explorer text size

    Hello Patrick, How to increase font size of menu text, icon text, message boxes, etc. :)

    If you like, the tutorials below can helps show you how to change the text size for the following items in Windows 10.


    Another option would be to change the default system font to something that may look better to you.

    *Arrow Change Default System Font in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
     
  3. SRubinTF Win User
    A simple increase in the size of font for menus, title and dialogue messages.

    1 What were the recent changes made on your computer before you experienced this issue?

    As stated this happened
    again with the installation of Build 1709 version 16299.64 a few days ago. It started was present with previous builds. And all
    locations to change text size for titles, dialogue text, menus, and tabs are no longer present in build 1709. Locations to change text size have changed
    over and over with each build and they are never easily found even with search.

    My God, this is change text size, something people should be able to do easily.

    2 Are you using the Registry to change your font settings?

    There was nothing other available to do the change until I found
    Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    located at this site, which worked perfectly fine until build 1709. Other then that I have made
    no changes to the "Registry"

    3 What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Are you kidding, there are no troubleshooting steps to changing the text size. Find the "should be there directions" follow them and have the change work.

    4 Did you receive any error message?

    No error messages ever received.

    Can you restore your font settings to default?

    Default is what I'm seeing now, I believe it is size 9 font,
    that is too small for my tired old eyes.

    Back to original question, how do I increase the size from 9 to say 12 font size? Why is it so hidden, why does it change so often. All forum, and tech help sites direct you to instructions that are no longer valid for this build. Has anybody there ever
    tried to increase the text size for drop down menus, tabs, info in dialogue boxes,am I the only person who ever wanted to increase text size????....Any help would be appreciated.....
     
  4. How to increase font size of menu text, icon text, message boxes, etc.

    Text size of tabs menus and message boxes now unreadable after update?

    Hi,

    If you don't want to change all of the text size on your desktop, it's possible to just change the text size for the specific interface like Title bars, Menus, Message boxes, Palette titles Icons and Tooltips. Kindly follow the steps below:

    • Right-click on desktop and select Display settings.
    • Click on Advanced display settings.
    • Scroll down and tap or click Advanced sizing of text and other items.
    • Select the item you want to change in the drop-down list and choose the text size.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.
     
    Robelene Win, Oct 17, 2020 at 1:13 AM
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