Windows 10: Icon size and fonts

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  1.    18 Jul 2015 #1

    Icon size and fonts


    Need help please. Love the Win 10 preview. My problem is some of my icons are too big or too small. Half and half on the desktop. My fonts are so small I can hardly see them Also my icons are just about touching. Need to space them better.On Explorer the text is fine but when I go to the address bar they are so small I can't see them very clearly. Would appreciate any help. I am running a L34 Ultra wide monitor at 3440x1440.

    My second question is I bought an extra SSD hard drive to load the 10 preview on and left all my win 8.1 pro on my bigger SSD hard drive. I want to0 upgrade it to the bigger T-1 SSD EVO Samsung. Will the upgrade know that I want to put it on my EVO SSD?

    Thank you for any help

    Jaye
    Last edited by jayefayed; 18 Jul 2015 at 16:11. Reason: misspelled word
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       18 Jul 2015 #2

    WARNING: Edit your first post and delete your Email address-- you could get your identity stolen- you could start receiving tons & tons of spam-- need I go on?
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  3.    18 Jul 2015 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    WARNING: Edit your first post and delete your Email address-- you could get your identity stolen- you could start receiving tons & tons of spam-- need I go on?
    Thank you deleted email
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       18 Jul 2015 #4

    jayefayed said: View Post
    Need help please. Love the Win 10 preview. My problem is some of my icons are too big or too small. Half and half on the desktop. My fonts are so small I can hardly see them Also my icons are just about touching. Need to space them better.On Explorer the text is fine but when I go to the address bar they are so small I can't see them very clearly. Would appreciate any help. I am running a L34 Ultra wide monitor at 3440x1440.

    My second question is I bought an extra SSD hard drive to load the 10 preview on and left all my win 8.1 pro on my bigger SSD hard drive. I want to0 upgrade it to the bigger T-1 SSD EVO Samsung. Will the upgrade know that I want to put it on my EVO SSD?

    Thank you for any help

    Jaye
    The ability to set font sizes for individual elements is pretty much still broken. I discovered the keys in the registry that you can use to adjust this, if that is something you are comfortable with.

    In the meantime, you can right-click on the desktop, select Display settings, and do a blanket scaling-up of your display. Going into advanced settings, the advanced tweaking of font sizes is just grayed out. They have got to fix this, and soon - I've given my feedback on this as have many others. I'm sure it will come along by and by.
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       18 Jul 2015 #5

    jayefayed said: View Post
    Thank you deleted email
    You're welcome
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       18 Jul 2015 #6

    jayefayed said: View Post

    My second question is I bought an extra SSD hard drive to load the 10 preview on and left all my win 8.1 pro on my bigger SSD hard drive. I want to0 upgrade it to the bigger T-1 SSD EVO Samsung. Will the upgrade know that I want to put it on my EVO SSD?

    Thank you for any help

    Jaye
    almost certain it will install the upgrade onto what ever drive has win8.1 on it now
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  7.    26 Sep 2015 #7

    I just installed Win 10. I can go to Control Panel, Fonts, Change Font Size, and then change font text size for desktop icons, menus, etc..
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       26 Sep 2015 #8

    tperk100 said: View Post
    I just installed Win 10. I can go to Control Panel, Fonts, Change Font Size, and then change font text size for desktop icons, menus, etc..
    You posted this same response in 6 different threads, many of which were fairly old.
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       26 Sep 2015 #9

    If you wish, you can try this. It will allow to change different fonts and sizes:
    Winaero Tweaker

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  10.    27 Sep 2015 #10

    Ztruker said: View Post
    You posted this same response in 6 different threads, many of which were fairly old.
    I did, and I knew they were old, but they seemed to be all be all in need of the answer I posted. As a new Win 10 user I searched for how to change text properties and found the threads before I finally figured out how to do it.
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