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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       09 Jul 2017 #60

    Jules99 said: View Post
    The Clear Type was OK. HOwever, I used MS Access (2010 Office) today and the text I was typing into the form was very very 'thin'. I really need a way to change that. What Acccess displayed in its boilerplate was also similarly 'weedy'
    Hi, Jules! All that is Office products, and like Taskmanager and a few other MS things, have their own little world of fonts and type. Wish I could help you. I don't use Office anything, so I would only be guessing.

    Maybe if you put that question, about Office fonts and type, up in this thread Software and Apps - Windows 10 Forums , some with Office experience may see it and have an answer. Sorry, best I can do. TC
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  2.    09 Jul 2017 #61

    Thx - will do
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    Windows 10, creator's build
       11 Jul 2017 #62

    Oddly, using method 2 and selecting the largest font size made my icon text so small it is now unreadable. Is there a way to undo method two?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Jul 2017 #63

    Hello ferglets, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Using the .reg file for the default size will restore it back to default.

    What do you have your screen resolution and DPI scaling currently set to?
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    Windows 10, creator's build
       12 Jul 2017 #64

    Thanks for replying, Brink!

    I was at the recommended 4500 x 3000 when I made the change in the registry. Afterward, to read icon labels and file directories I had to bump my screen down to 3375 2250 with a 400% magnification factor. Oddly, the menu registry tweak caused no such havoc.
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  6.    12 Jul 2017 #65

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Hi, Jules! All that is Office products, and like Taskmanager and a few other MS things, have their own little world of fonts and type. Wish I could help you. I don't use Office anything, so I would only be guessing.

    Maybe if you put that question, about Office fonts and type, up in this thread Software and Apps - Windows 10 Forums , some with Office experience may see it and have an answer. Sorry, best I can do. TC
    Thanks for the tip - I got a useful answer from the other forum regarding how to change font sizes in MS Access 2010
    (the controls are in the bottom right hand corner).
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       12 Jul 2017 #66

    ferglets said: View Post
    Thanks for replying, Brink!

    I was at the recommended 4500 x 3000 when I made the change in the registry. Afterward, to read icon labels and file directories I had to bump my screen down to 3375 2250 with a 400% magnification factor. Oddly, the menu registry tweak caused no such havoc.
    Glad you got it sorted. :)
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    Windows 10, creator's build
       13 Jul 2017 #67

    Brink,
    I downloaded and ran the default icon size file, with disastrous results. (Screen shot attached). Is there a way to restore the registry to what it was before this tinkering began?
    Thanks,
    Brian
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       13 Jul 2017 #68

    Brian,

    The quickest way is to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you changed them.

    Otherwise, you could try different sizes until one looks best for you.
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    Windows 10, creator's build
       13 Jul 2017 #69

    Sadly, I only have backups of files, but no disk image. And even when using the largest font size you've made available, my icon titles and--more importantly-- the file lists in all my directories are now smaller than they were when I started the process. Let this be a cautionary note to all who try this.
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