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    Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10

    Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10

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

    information   Information
    You can make the text for menus 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 following menus:
    • context menus
    • drop menus
    • menu bars
    • ribbon in File Explorer
    • Win+X menu

    This tutorial will show you how to change the font size of text for menus to what you want for your account in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    If you change your DPI scaling level, it will also change the text size of menus to scale with the DPI setting.

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


    EXAMPLE: Affected menus
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    Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10
    To Change Text Size for Menus 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 Menus. (see screenshot below)

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

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

    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 Menus Text Size in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Menus Text Size in Windows 10
    To Change Text Size for Menus using a REG file

    1. Click/tap on the Download button in the table below for the menus 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.

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



  1. Posts : 22,297
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16251
       17 Feb 2017 #1

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


  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 v10.0.15063 64-bit
       17 Apr 2017 #2

    Shawn

    Your REG file is a lifesaver. By virtue of it, I was able to apply previous Windows menu dimensions to my new Creators Edition installation. Score plus one for Brink, minus one for Microsoft. There is however, another window metric at issue. One of the entries in the erstwhile Display > Change Only the Text Size setting controlled the text size of filenames and folders in File Explorer, much less the first few entries in Chrome’s Bookmarks bar. Is it the text size for the Icons entry? It sure would be wonderful if you could provide another REG file to address that issue.

    And, thanks again for all of your excellent guidance over the years.
    Last edited by Apachegila; 18 Apr 2017 at 12:11.
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  3. Posts : 22,297
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16251
    Thread Starter
       17 Apr 2017 #3

    Hello Apachegila, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm glad this was able to help.

    You're correct. It would be the change text size of icons for the other items you wanted to change.

    Change Icons Text Size in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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