Windows 10: Start Menu Font Suddenly Shrinks to Size 6pt from 12pt

Discus and support Start Menu Font Suddenly Shrinks to Size 6pt from 12pt in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've a brand new spec built Win 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.476) machine. I use it for normal word processing and email etc. Nothing special.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ajikan, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. ajikan Win User

    Start Menu Font Suddenly Shrinks to Size 6pt from 12pt


    I've a brand new spec built Win 10 Pro Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.476) machine.

    I use it for normal word processing and email etc. Nothing special.
    No weird 3rd party apps.
    Use LibreOffice version 6.3 for docs word processing.
    Email client is eM Client Version 7.2.36908.0

    [Bug]

    The Start Menu font size will suddenly shrink from about 12pt (I'm guessing the sizes) to about 6pt.
    The size flips back and forth from 12pt to 4~6pt with just normal use.
    Intervals between the flip is random i.e. use it for a few hours, size shrinks, I log out, size returns to normal and bug repeats.
    Happens only to the Start Menu.
    Have no idea what's triggering this.
    Have asked several colleagues if they've experienced same and all say nope.

    I have three monitors (1) Eizo EV3285 (2) Eizo FlexScan SX2462W (3) Eizo FlexScan L767.
    Use DisplayFusion Pro Version 9.5 for monitor admin.
    Shrink seems to occur on the EV3285 but have not opened Start on (2) and (3) when it happens.
    End up logging out to return it to normal a.s.a.p.
    Display Settings and Personalize adjustments do not resolve the bug.
    Custom Scaling does not help.

    I've tried as many admin commands that I can do safely e.g.

    1. sft /scannow

    2. chkdsk

    3. DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH

    From chkdsk (if I remember correctly) it returned the following;

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
    For online repairs, details are included in the CBS log file located at
    windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For offline
    repairs, details are included in the log file provided by the /OFFLOGFILE flag.


    Searching the path I can't the file and would not know what to look for if I could find it.

    Reached out to Microsoft Community and was advised to run Get-App fix:

    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    It did not resolve the bug.
    Nothing has helped so just living with it for now.
    Have not done a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade.
    When machine was first booted up after build there was no problem with the Start Menu font.
    Maybe it was an update?
    Fellow that built my machine has no idea after scouring the web and he's knows his stuff.
    He suggests a Repair Install which would Iike to avoid if possible.

    Your advice is sincerely appreciated.

    Thank you,

    :)
     
    ajikan, Dec 6, 2019
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  2. Start Menu Fonts Suddenly Shrink in Size to About 6 or 7

    Using Win 10 Pro version 1903 build 18362.356. Doing various tasks with 3~5 apps/programs and 2~3 browsers open. The fonts in the Start Menu will suddenly shrink to about size 6 or 7. Can barely read the app names. The Start Menu fonts are the only fonts
    that are buggy. I cycle through all the usual Sys/Apps/Personalization/Display/Right Click blah blah settings and do all the normal stuff to check/adjust/reset/confirm etc. the font sizes but nothing makes any difference. The only thing that works to reset
    the Start Menu font to a normal size, (I don't know what the size is but they seem to be 10 11) is to log out from the desktop and log in again. Then I return to work and after a bit of time the stupid Start Menu repeats its über-buggy behavior. This goes
    on all day i.e. work > start menu fonts miniaturize to a barely legible size > log out > log in > work > start menu fonts miniaturize to a barely legible size log out > log in >
    Ad nauseam
     
    kennethgtyo, Dec 6, 2019
    #2
  3. Start Menu Fonts Suddenly Shrink in Size to About 6 or 7

    Hello,

    The miniaturize font bug is still not resolved.

    The Start Menu font (left click) still suddenly changes to an extremely small size.

    Start Menu right clicked, however, and the font size is normal.

    All other fonts on the desktop that name folders etc are also normal.

    It's only the Start Menu font with left click that suddenly miniaturizes to a tiny font.

    This is a brand new Windows 10 Pro OS installed to in a very high end custom built machine.

    Did not have this problem at first.
     
    kennethgtyo, Dec 6, 2019
    #3
  4. Ian Ser Win User

    Start Menu Font Suddenly Shrinks to Size 6pt from 12pt

    Internet Explorer 11 Menu font size

    Hi Larry,

    Follow these steps to change the font size in IE11:

    • Click Start menu or press Windows key on your keyboard.
    • Type and click Control Panel.
    • Click Appearance and Personalization and under Display, click
      Make text other items larger or smaller.
    • Under Change only the text size, choose the Title bars
      in the drop-down menu and the desired font size on the drop-down menu beside it.

    Let us know if the suggested steps helped.
     
    Ian Ser, Dec 6, 2019
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