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If you want to revert them back you can either just undo what you did or just do a system restore on your computer. I would take it that you are on XP.

1. Click start then run then type in MSCONFIG
2. Click on lauch system restore.
3. Restore to a point before you changed the dpi
4. Take note that if you restore to a specific date anything that you installed after that specific date till the present will be lost and you have to install them again but files will not be lost.


I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply. Thanks.

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How do you change the font size on the computer?


@mychelemyche

Try the following:

For Windows XP
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Properties.
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2. A Display Properties window will open, click on the Appearance tab and on the Font size drop-down, choose Large Fonts or Extra Large and click Apply.

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For Windows Vista.
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Personalize.

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2. Click on Adjust Font Size (DPI)

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3. Choose Large Scale (120 DPI) or Custom DPI (if you want bigger font)

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For Windows 7
1. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select Personalize, then click on Display.

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2. Choose Medium or Set Custom Text Size (DPI) if you want bigger font.

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Sep 07, 2011 | PC Desktops

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What do I click for desktop, I'm trying to enlatge my text?


Hello rddecooman,
to change the size of the "Letter, Numbers, and "Icons...

Do the following:

"Right" click on an 'empty area' of the "Desktop."

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Next, select "Personalize" from the 'shortcut menu'.
In the [Left] side of the 'window'; click on the "Adjust font size (DPI).

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This will change the "Size of the Letters, Numbers..."

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Click on the {Radio Button} for the "Larger scale (120 DPI)."
Now, just below!
Click on the "Apply and OK buttons, before you 'close the window'!
"Your "Letters, Numbers, and Icons will be 'Larger'.

If there is anything else you need help with?
"Write a 'comment'; I'll be here to assist you!
"Best Regards

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I WANT MY LETTERS BIGGER I HAVE BAD VISION


Hi jolleesnowma...

Here is an easy way to make the print larger to see.
Look at the bottom right of the screen and you will see a +100%, click on the down arrow next to it and it will drop a window down so the screen print and objects will be of higher or lower magnification from 50% lower to 400 precent larger size...
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Ledttering to small.dont know how to change to larger setting.


First, right click on your desktop and click on Personalize. Alternatively, you can go to Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Personalization. In the Personalization window, go to the left pane and click on Adjust font size (DPI). If UAC is turned on you will need to make an additional confirmation so that the DPI Scaling window will launch. You can choose the default scale of 96 DPI or a larger one of 120 DPI, which makes the text more readable. If these two options are not enough you can click on the Custom DPI button and choose another size (DPI)
I hope this has helped

Jul 30, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My font size is too small


There are a few different ways you may be able to increase font size. One is, if you have a "zoom" button on your keyboard with + and -, you may be able to use this by itself or by pressing "Ctrl" simultainiously with it. Another way is if you have a tool icon, upper right of your screen, may look like a gear, click on that and see if you have a zoom option there. You can also adjust you DPI, by clicking "start", lower left of screen, then on "control panel". In your list(icon), find and right click on "personalization". At the upper left of screen you will see "adjust DPI..". Click on that and you will see "larger DPI" amd a custom DPI tab. You can click on the box for larger DPI or can custom adjust your size by clicking the tab. Pick the size you want and click on apply, then restart system. Using the zoom you can adjust up or down at will, changing the DPI will increase size but, the only way to adjust will be to coinside with the zoom or by physically going back to personalization and changing it.

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Change size of fomts


There are a couple of different ways to do this. If you have a "zoom" button on your keyboard with +(larger) and -(smaller) you can use that, you may have to hols down "Alt" for this to work. If you have a tools icon, might look like a gear, at the top right of your screen, click on that, and if you see "zoom", click on that and choose your font size. You can also try clicking on "start" at the lower left of your screen, then on "control panel". In your list(icons), find "personalization" right click on, and open. At the top left of screen, you will see "adjust font size(DPI). Click on that and you will see "larger font size" with an empty white circle on the left. Click on the empty circle, then restart for it to take effect. You can also do a custom DPI in that same window. Make sure you restart after each change of font size. If you figured out your zoom, you can adjust font size whenever you want.

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Need larger typeface for easier reading on monitor


there are a couple of ways you can get larger font. On your keyboard you may have a "zoom" button with a +(larger) and -(smaller), where you can adjust your font up and down as necessary. If you have a tools icon at the top right of your screen, might look like a gear, click on that and see if there is "zoom" in there, click on that and click on font size you need, again you can adjust up and down as required. You can also click on "start", lower left of your screen, find "control panel" and click on that. In your list(icons) you should see "adjust font size(DPI) at upper left of your screen. Click on that and then click on continue. You should see "larger font size" with a empty circle on the left. Click on the empty circle to select, or, you may want to click on "custom DPI"(lower right) to do a custom size. I recommend going with the first option and resatrt for it to take effect. If this is not the size you want, you can then try the custom DPI. Make sure you restart after each change of font size. If you figured out you zoom, you can now still adjust the size there also.

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How do I increase the size of the text being displayed on my laptop monitor ?


Hello,
To increase/decrease the font size,
1. Right click on the desk top screen (or double click on control panel, then choose personalize icon)
2. Under "Task" double click " adjust font size (dpi)" then click "continue".
3. Click "larger dpi" or "custom dpi" box. Choosing custom setting should indicate 100%.

To increase font size, type a percent greater than 100 (ie. 105%) or to decrease size, use a percent less than 100 (ie. 95%).
4. Click "ok". You may receive a message to restart computer for change to take effect.
5. Restart computer. Repeat process until you are happy with the results.

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personalization>appearance>advanced
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