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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?


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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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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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How do I increase and set font size?


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).


In the Custom DPI Setting window you can select the desired percentage for the DPI increase. You have the following options: 100% for the normal size of 96 DPI, 125% for 120 DPI, 150% for 144 DPI and 200% for 192 DPI.


If you set the DPI higher than 96, and you are running Windows Aero, the text and other items on the screen might appear blurry in some programs that are not designed for high-DPI display in Windows Vistamag-glass_10x10.gif. You can avoid this issue by using Windows XP style DPI scaling. Just check the appropriate option and press on OK.


The change can be applied only after a system restart. Close all the running applications, save your open documents and then press on Restart Now. After a reboot, the font size will be changed.

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  • In the DPI Scaling dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To increase the size of text and other items on the screen, click Larger scale (120 DPI)-make text more readable, and then click OK.

    • To decrease the size of text and other items on the screen, click Default scale (96 DPI)-fit more information, and then click OK.

    To see the changes, close all of your programs, and then restart Windows.


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