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    Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10

    Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10

    How to Change Text Size for Title Bars in Windows 10
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    27 May 2017
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    How to Change Text Size for Title Bars in Windows 10

    information   Information
    The title bar is a bar located at the top of a window, desktop app, or dialog box that displays it's name.

    You can make the text of title bars on your screen easier to see by making them larger while keeping your display set to its recommended resolution and default DPI.

    The font size of text in title bars is set to 9 by default in Windows 10. In previous Windows, the size was set to 11 by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the font size of text in title bars to what you want for your account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    Windows apps (aka: modern Store apps) are not affected by this setting.

    If you change your DPI scaling level, it will also change the text size of title bars to scale with the DPI setting.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Text Size for Title Bars in Control Panel
    • Option Two: To Change Text Size for Title Bars using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Before and After title bars text size
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    Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10
    To Change Text Size for Title Bars in Control Panel

    Note   Note
    This option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 15019, but you can still use Option Two below.


    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Display icon.

    2. Under Change only the text size, select Title bars. (see screenshot below)

    3. Select a text size (6 to 24) you want for title bars.
    NOTE: The default size is 9.

    4. Check or uncheck Bold depending on if you want bold text or not for title bars.

    5. When finished, click/tap on Apply.

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    6. You will now see a Please wait screen until your text size settings are applied.
    Note   Note
    If your settings do not get applied within a few minutes afterwards, then you can sign out and sign in to manually apply them.






    Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Title Bar Text Size in Windows 10
    To Change Text Size for Title Bars using a REG file

    1. Click/tap on the Download button in the table below for the title bars text size you want, and if you want the text to be bold or not.

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    5. Sign out and sign in to apply.

    6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    Title Bars Text Size Not-bold Bold
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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    26 Aug 2015 #1
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    Shawn, your tut 'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums still works perfectly in 10240 & 10525. Might want to add to related tuts.... Dick.
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2
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    Good idea Dick. Thank you.
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  3.    17 Feb 2017 #3
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    This tutorial has been updated to add OPTION TWO to change the text size of title bars using a REG file since OPTION ONE is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 15019.
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  4.    14 Mar 2017 #4
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    Hi, I recently returned as an W10 Insider on my spare laptop and have updated to latest build 15055.rs2. Am surprised to discover they have taken away the ability to increase text sizes of title bars, menus, etc via the normal display settings. I find these reg files above are not working for me, I've tried different sizes and rebooted but it doesn't change anything. My eyesight isn't the best and I always increase these sizes and I don't want to change the scaling from 100% to 125%. Is there any manual registry tweak I could use instead? Many thanks.
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  5.    14 Mar 2017 #5
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    Hello Debbie,

    I just tested the size 20 from Option 2 in build 15055, and it's still working for me.

    If you haven't already, see if only signing out and it after fully merging the .reg file may work instead.

    If it still won't work for you, then please export the registry key below, and upload it here. I'll be happy to take a look at it to see if anything stands out as wrong.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
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  6.    14 Mar 2017 #6
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    OK, thanks, will give that a go.
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  7.    14 Mar 2017 #7
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    Thank you so much, that has done the trick, it's now working OK and size is changed. I don't know what I'd do without all your wonderful little .reg files!

    I'll provide insider feedback and ask that they bring back the function to change sizes in the display settings as before. Here's hoping........

    Many thanks again.
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  8.    14 Mar 2017 #8
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    You're most welcome Debbie. I'm glad you got it working this round.
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  9.    04 May 2017 #9
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    Yup, just got the latest update and MS has totally removed the ability to customize different text sizes from any configuration screens. Madness.
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