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    Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10

    How to Change Text Size for Icons in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    07 Aug 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Text Size for Icons in Windows 10


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

    This will affect the text font size for icons in:
    • Address bars
    • Desktop
    • File Explorer

    This tutorial will show you how to change the font size of text for the name of icons to what you want for your account in Windows 10.

    If you change your DPI scaling level, it will also change the text size of icons to scale with the set DPI.



    Contents

    • Option One: Change Text Size for Icons using "System Font Size Changer" by WinTools
    • Option Two: Change Text Size for Icons using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Before and After icons text size
    Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10-icons_text_size-9.png
    Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10-icons_text_size-14.png






    OPTION ONE

    Change Text Size for Icons using "System Font Size Changer" by WinTools


    1 If you haven't already, download the latest version of System Font Size Changer from WinTools.

    System Font Size Changer only has a 31 day free trial before a purchased activation is required for continue usage of the app.



    2 Run the downloaded changesize.exe file.

    This is a standalone .exe file (program) that does not install anything on your system.


    3 If you like, you can click/tap on Export to export your current font text size settings to a .reg file to make restoring them easy if needed.

    4 Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)

    • Adjust the Icon slider for the font size you want.
    • Check or uncheck Bold if you want bold text or not.
    • When finished, click/tap on Apply.

    Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10-system_font_size_changer.png






    OPTION TWO

    Change Text Size for Icons using a REG file


    1 Click/tap on the Download button in the table below for the icons 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 When prompted, click/tap 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.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #1

    Thank you for this tutorial. Personally, I use a script (a .CMD file) which loads on Windows start up and sets my displays to 125% custom DPI, which is the only setting that makes my system functional. Both of my monitors are shown in my System Specs, by the way.

    I reply to this thread because I recall one bug or glitch, from when I was still trying to resolve my issue via these methods. I recall that the Menus would not keep their font size! So, I was setting everything in that drop down list to size 12 but the Menus were returning to size 9, as soon as the next item (Message boxes) was set. Only when I was setting them to size...14 they seemed to get bigger. This though had horrible results in the Menus of Office, and other programs...

    Is this still happening?
    If so, any idea why?

    Thank you for all these excellent tutorials! :)

    PS:
    Two suggestions, if I may: please make one tutorial on how to (safely) reset-clear the Reliability History and another one on how to use the Windows Firewall.
      My Computers

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    Posts : 59,469
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    Hey Joanne, :)

    The text size setting for menu has stayed to what I set it using your same settings.

    I haven't forgot about the reliability history tutorial. It's still on my long list.

    I'll have some for Windows Firewall as well, but I'm not much good with the advanced settings for it though.
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  3. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hey Joanne, :)

    The text size setting for menu has stayed to what I set it using your same settings.
    I see...
    Well, perhaps it has to do with the monitor? So, when you set your Menus to 12, for example, and you see their size increasing, when you set the next item to 12, your Menus do not return to 9? And do you set each one and Apply or set all of them items and then Apply?

    Brink said:
    I haven't forgot about the reliability history tutorial. It's still on my long list.

    I'll have some for Windows Firewall as well, but I'm not much good with the advanced settings for it though.
    Looking forward to both, thank you! :)
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       #4

    I had set them all at once, then clicked on apply.
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  5. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #5

    Brink said:
    I had set them all at once, then clicked on apply.
    Okay, I suppose you are on the latest insider build?

    Two last questions, please:

    1) If you set the Menus to 12, how do the menus in Office (or other programs) look? Do they look normal or do they look oversized?

    2) I have not tried this method lately but why do you think my Menus were returning to size 9? Do you think it has to do with my monitors?

    Thanks!
      My Computers

  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,469
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #6

    Yep, using the latest build 10532.

    Q1) It increased the menu text size in Office 2016.

    Q2) Not sure why. Possibly one of the other settings reset it??
      My Computers



  7. Posts : 591
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit; Windows 10 TP; KDE Neon
       #7

    Yes, it increased the menus in my Office 2016, as well, and they were looking ridiculously big in my screens...

    If by "one of the other settings reset it" you mean some other setting from this drop-down list then I don't know. All I know is that it should not reset it.

    If, on the other hand, by "one of the other settings" you mean some other setting in Windows, I can reassure you that no. Because right after I clean-install the OS, and without any tweaking applied, and without any program installed, I check to see IF some of the bugs I know and have observed, have been fixed. So, I tried increasing the size of these items right after installing the OS. The Menus were not working for me. And it is a pity because the Menus define the size of a monitoring tool I always use: HWiNFO64, the best monitoring tool available! It was displaying too minuscule in my system, as everything else, and its size (the Sensor window size) could be increased only via the Menus item. And this specific item was not functioning in my system, lol...

    Anyway, no worries :)
    As soon as Microsoft will provide a new official ISO, I will clean-install and retry. If it will work, fine! If not I will return to my .cmd file and no problem.

    Thank you.
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       #8

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  9. Brink's Avatar
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       #9

    This tutorial has been updated to add OPTION TWO to change the text size of icons using a REG file since OPTION ONE is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 15019. :)
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