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How to make text larger in Windows 10

How to make text larger in Windows 10

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How to make text larger

How to make text larger throughout the system

Create your own custom scaling size

How to make text larger

This setting will make most of the text on your device larger. However, it won’t affect some system text, such as menus.

  1. Open the Ease of Access settings by pressing the Windows logo key  + U.  Alternatively, select the Start Menu, then Settings, then Ease of Access.
  2. In Ease of Access settings, select Display in the left column.
  3. In the right column, adjust the slider under Make text bigger until the ‘sample text’ is easy to read.
  4. Select the Apply button.

How to make text larger throughout the system

This setting will increase the size of text throughout the system, including menus. It will also make icons and buttons larger.

  1. Open the Ease of Access settings by pressing the Windows logo key  + U.  Alternatively, select the Start Menu, then Settings, then Ease of Access.
  2. In Ease of Access settings, select Display in the left column.
  3. In the right column, select the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger and choose a higher scaling percentage.

Create your own custom scaling size

If none of the above settings make the text large enough for you to read easily you can create your own custom scaling size.

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows logo key  + I.  Alternatively, select the Start Menu, then Settings.
  2. In the Settings app, select System.
    Windows Settings screen with System highlighted
  3. In System setting, select Display in the left column.
  4. In the right column, under Scale and layout, select the Advanced scaling settings link.
    Windows 10 Display settings with Advanced Scaling Settings selected
  5. On the next screen, in the Custom scaling section, enter the percentage you would like to use.
  6. Select the Apply button.
  7. You will need to sign out and back in for the changes to take effect.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

Created on: December-06-2018

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