Why is the "change only text size" greyed out?

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  1. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #11

    sgage said:
    I upgraded from 8.1 Pro, then used the ISO to do a clean install. All validated, verified, and activated. Did you change the overall scaling? I have to use 125% (my poor broken eyes). I think the individual font size dropdown thing might work if you never touched that setting...
    Just rebooted to my 8.1 partition. Didn't change anything in that setting. I'll be sure to check this in awhile when in 10 again. In the mean time hopefully someone else may have an answer for you.
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  2. Posts : 605
    Windows 10
       #12

    sgage said:
    Yes, this has been broken since the beginning of Previews.
    sgage said:
    Excuse me? "Lies!"?

    Yes, lies... as seen in my posted image.

    P.S. it's call sarcasm!
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  3. Posts : 1,241
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #13

    fracking4oil said:
    Yes, lies... as seen in my posted image.

    P.S. it's call sarcasm!
    And there I was, looking for a smiley
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  4. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #14

    It seems if it is set to 150% in the old control panel settings the dropdown doesn't work. Any other settting it does.

    If you then use the new settings app (settings/system/display) and move the slider from "Custom" to any of the pre-defined options then it sets the control panel scaling back to 150% and you can't use the drop down again.

    Very confusing having these duplicate places doing almost but not quite the same thing. I suppose it will pass in time.
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  5. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #15

    Normally, after you set it to 125% or 150% etc... click Apply then Windows will ask you to sign out. After signing back in, those options will be available.

    FYI, I had this happened with one of my PC. After installation and activated but most of the options are still grayed out and that included some of Windows apps such as Store, Mail .... Ended up re-installing Windows and everything is normal again.
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  6. Posts : 1,241
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #16

    topgundcp said:
    Normally, after you set it to 125% or 150% etc... click Apply then Windows will ask you to sign out. After signing back in, those options will be available.

    FYI, I had this happened with one of my PC. After installation and activated but most of the options are still grayed out and that included some of Windows apps such as Store, Mail .... Ended up re-installing Windows and everything is normal again.
    Never worked for me. I run at 125%. Until they fix this glitch, I have my workaround, which works fine.
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  7. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #17

    @sgage and @2bl

    Ok, here's thing the way I see it. I set the custom scaling setting at 125%, then logged out and in. My text sizing option does indeed work as seen below in the 2nd snip. It doesn't show with the snips, but the second snip is at 125% scaling whereas the first is at 100%.

    Notice in the "Change size of items" paragraph I've highlighted in the 1st snip. In the parenthesis it states "Not recommended" and then states "Setting custom levels can lead to unexpected behavior on some display." This leads me to believe that the text size option may be blocked after scaling level has been increased due to the size of one's monitor or even the type of monitor. Perhaps also that some drivers may not support this feature at 125% scaling. I dual monitor with a 27" and a 19".

    That's the only thing I can think of, unless someone knows otherwise.

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  8. Posts : 1,241
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 19043.1110)
       #18

    Alas, mine does not work that way. You may be on to something with your speculation about monitor size...

    HippsieGypsie said:
    @sgage and @2bl

    Ok, here's thing the way I see it. I set the custom scaling setting at 125%, then logged out and in. My text sizing option does indeed work as seen below in the 2nd snip. It doesn't show with the snips, but the second snip is at 125% scaling whereas the first is at 100%.

    Notice in the "Change size of items" paragraph I've highlighted in the 1st snip. In the parenthesis it states "Not recommended" and then states "Setting custom levels can lead to unexpected behavior on some display." This leads me to believe that the text size option may be blocked after scaling level has been increased due to the size of one's monitor or even the type of monitor. Perhaps also that some drivers may not support this feature at 125% scaling. I dual monitor with a 27" and a 19".

    That's the only thing I can think of, unless someone knows otherwise.

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  9. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #19

    sgage said:
    Alas, mine does not work that way. You may be on to something with your speculation about monitor size...
    I noticed your specs aren't filled out. What monitor or monitors are you using?
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  10. 2bl
    Posts : 16
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #20

    topgundcp said:
    Click on "set a custom scaling level" and change it to say 125%. Click Apply, Sign Out, Sign back in. You should be able to change the Text Size.
    Yup, this worked for me. Thanks!
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