Unable to enlarge font sizes in Win 7 games

June 20, 2010 at 19:47:33
Specs: Windows 7
After loading Windows 7, my games and most fonts are small and I cannot enlarge them. Any ideas?

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#1
June 20, 2010 at 20:52:22
When I bought Windows 7 I had your problem with AOL 9.5
I used AOL help by email and working on my own I came up
with what works for me.
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You have to change your Resolution to 1024 x768
This causes a problem with your page size. To help correct this you need to change your dpi to (default) 100%
Right click your empty desktop - Screen Resolution -
1024 x768 - Click Apply -
A link in blue print - make text and other items larger or smaller - Smaller 100% (default) Apply
You may need to resize you web page.
I don't know if it matters, my monitor is a 22 inche Acer

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#2
June 20, 2010 at 21:37:47
Antie, if you have a wide screen format LCD display the native resolution if 1920 x 1080. Don't set it to 1024 x 768.

After you verify that resolution, right click a blank part of your screen and choose View. Then choose a different icon size as desired.


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#3
June 21, 2010 at 19:49:21
antie you should try what I posted, if it doesn't help you can
always change it back. That was the only way I could enlarge certain Text.
I didn't find any text size change by enlarging the Icons.

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#4
June 21, 2010 at 20:03:51
cboy, the settings are there, you just need to look. Running a 4:3 non native resolution on an LCD monitor will look worse than angie's current issue.

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#5
June 22, 2010 at 16:52:30
OtheHil the settings you refer to are not on my Windows 7
I've looked for the different sizes for Native Resolution.
Copy and Paste below. My Acer 22 inche, LCD using
Windows 7 can set the dpi from default 100% to a maxium
of 200%
If I've overlooked the location your referring to, than I give up.
I worked on this problem for a long time before I setted on
what I have now.
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Monitor Size Native Resolution
14-15 inch 1024x768
17-19 inch 1280x1024
20-23 inch 1600x1200
24 + inch 1900x1200
17-18 inch Widescreen 1280x800
19 inch Widescreen 1440x900
20-23 inch Widescreen 1680x1050
24-29 inch Widescreen 1920x1200
30 + inch Widescreen 2560x1600

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#6
June 22, 2010 at 17:09:18
cboy

If you have a 22" wide screen LCD display the native resolution is 1680 x 1050.

When you are in the internet go to tool> options and set text size to a larger size.

Right click on an empty part of your screen and choose VIEW. You can choose from three choices.

The screen resolution selection is also on that same screen.

When choosing the native resolution it may state that resolution is recommended.


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#7
June 23, 2010 at 14:00:49
Windows 7 - Resolution and dpi affects the text size for AOL
IE 8 = View - It has Zoom and Text size.
Firefox = Zoom In and Out
AOL depending on certain things CTRL Key and roll the wheel on the mouse.
Windows 7 - Right click empty Desktop - Catalyst (TM) Control Center - It has a location to set the resolution here.
The View has Icon size and other items, no text size.
I've always known about IE 8 and Firefox.
For this post I will close out, good luck antie.

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#8
June 23, 2010 at 14:08:42
cboy

If you know about all these points then you should be able to change settings to suit you without resorting to running a non native resolution. Wide screen LCD displays use resolutions with 16:9 ratio. LCD TVs that are suitable for computer monitors usually use 16:10 ratio and proper resolutions are hard to find.


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