How Do I Change the Font Size Of My Desktop Icons In Windows 10 ?

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  1. USSWisconsin's Avatar
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    How Do I Change the Font Size Of My Desktop Icons In Windows 10 ?


    How do I change the font size of my desktop icons in Windows 10 ?

    In old versions of Windows you could do that thru Control Panel\Display\Appearance

    But i don't see that in Windows 10

    Anyone know how to do it ?

    Thank You.
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    Right click on an empty space on the Windows 10 desktop, right Mouse-Button. And select "View"!

    And now you can change the Windows-10 Desktop icon size:
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  3. USSWisconsin's Avatar
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    Thank you. Do you know how to change the font on the desktop icons ? Also, instead of me askin all these nit-picky little questions, isn't there a book that has all these answers in it ? Because in the previous versions of Windows that i have used over the years (3.11, 95, 98 & XP. XP i still use on all of my other pc's), i was always able to get like a 1000 page book that answered all these questions. Anything like that available for Windows 10 ? Thank You
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    Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
    change font size

    I have not seen a simple user's guide yet for Windows 10 but Amazon has a guide you may like ... http://www.amazon.com/Windows-10-For.../dp/1119049369
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  5. USSWisconsin's Avatar
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    Thanks. But it's a pre-order. It hasn't been released yet.
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  6. USSWisconsin's Avatar
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    letmein said:
    Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
    change font size

    I have not seen a simple user's guide yet for Windows 10 but Amazon has a guide you may like ... http://www.amazon.com/Windows-10-For.../dp/1119049369
    No, not the font size. The font, like change it to Times New Roman.

    Do you know how to change the font ?
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    Right click on the Start button, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, then click Fonts
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    @letmein: That is not what he asks. You're talking about either icon size or font size but the topic starter asked about changing the actual font (not the size or the icon size).
    @USSWisconsin: The font on the desktop can't be changed through a Windows 10 setting. You either need a Tweaker proggy or do it directly in the registry (which the Tweaker does for you).

    Registry:
    - Use the search icon next to the start button (or use the run command from Windows System) and type regedit and press enter.
    - Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control_Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics

    On the right you have various keys like "Caption font" & "Icon font" etc...
    Select the font you want to change and rightclick, then choose "Modify"
    A little windows will open with the name of the registry key and on the right the fonts name.
    Replace this fontname with the fontname you want (watch spaces). Done.

    Example: Replaced the original Segoe UI font with the Verdana font.

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  9. USSWisconsin's Avatar
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    Fonts & Font Sizes


    @Lange666: Thank You.

    I use XP on all of my other pc's. And (as you all probably know already I'm sure, but I'm going to say it anyways,) you can change the font (and the size) of the desktop icons by clicking" Control Panel -> Dsplay -> Appearance -> Advanced -> Item -> Icon -> Font

    I expected that it would be the same in Windows 10. But apparently NOT !


    While we're on the subject of fonts and font sizes, I'm running Google Chrome on this tiny LIVA Mini PC, and is there a way to change the font SIZE (NOT the font) of the icons on the Favorites Bar on Google Chrome ?


    Thank you.
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    Lange666 said:
    @letmein: That is not what he asks. You're talking about either icon size or font size but the topic starter asked about changing the actual font (not the size or the icon size).
    @USSWisconsin: The font on the desktop can't be changed through a Windows 10 setting. You either need a Tweaker proggy or do it directly in the registry (which the Tweaker does for you).

    Registry:
    - Use the search icon next to the start button (or use the run command from Windows System) and type regedit and press enter.
    - Look for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control_Panel\Desktop\WindowsMetrics

    On the right you have various keys like "Caption font" & "Icon font" etc...
    Select the font you want to change and rightclick, then choose "Modify"
    A little windows will open with the name of the registry key and on the right the fonts name.
    Replace this fontname with the fontname you want (watch spaces). Done.

    Example: Replaced the original Segoe UI font with the Verdana font.

    Hi, thanks for this, worked successfully! Do you know whether it's possible to change the size of each of these fonts? Is it embedded into the same hex data? If so which part do you edit for the size?
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