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How to Change Text Size for Tooltips in Windows 10

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A tooltip is a small pop-up that displays the label of an unlabeled control or glyph in Windows.

This tutorial will show you how to change the font size of text for tooltips 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 tooltips to scale with the DPI setting.

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


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Change Tooltips Text Size in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Tooltips Text Size in Windows 10
To Change Text Size for Tooltips 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 Tooltips. (see screenshot below)

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

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

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

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

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That's it,
Shawn