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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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    23 Apr 2018
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    How to Change Text Size for Menus in Windows 10


    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.

    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 using "System Font Size Changer" by WinTools
    • 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 using "System Font Size Changer" by WinTools

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

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    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)
    • Select (dot) Menu.
    • Check or uncheck Bold if you want bold text or not.
    • Adjust the slider for the font size you want.
    • When finished, click/tap on Apply.
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    5. Click/tap on OK when you are ready to sign out of Windows 10 to apply, and sign in again. (see screenshot below)

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    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 : 29,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 29,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    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


  4. Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       16 Dec 2017 #4

    Small question Shawn.

    I use text size of 24 in Windows 7.

    Is the size (24) in Windows 7 the same size (24) in Windows 10?

    Knowing this would save me a lot of testing.

    Jack
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 29,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       16 Dec 2017 #5

    Hey Jack, :)

    It should be, but there has been a lot of DPI changes made in W10 that could affect it.

    You could start at 24, and go from there based on what you're seeing to help reduce testing.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       16 Dec 2017 #6

    Will give it a try later.
    I have been doing some color changes. What a mess compared to W-7.
    Now a new BSOD.

    So much fun and so little time

    Jack
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       12 Jan 2018 #7

    Well I found the problem with BSOD and fixed it.

    I changed my font size to 24 Bold and my screen from 1920 X 1080 to 1768 X 992 and I now longer have to squint.
    Screen at 150%.

    Microsoft sure made it more difficult to do something so simple.
    I wounder what people do that don't read this forum.

    Jack
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  • Posts : 29,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       12 Jan 2018 #8

    I'm glad you got it all sorted Jack.

      My ComputersSystem Spec


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