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I have accidentally made the screen resolution bigger, have tried changing it in "adjust font size dpi" but can't get the cursor to reach the apply button. So I can't restore the screen to the right size

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  • chrissieg Jun 22, 2008

    All sorted now - thanks so much for all your help!

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Hitting enter will do it. If you can't see the next dialog box, which asks if you want to keep the settings: Hit the tab button once and then hit enter.

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Hi, Chrissieg!

Try keyboard shortcuts instead. When it's time to press Apply button press ALT key + A then Enter to execute Apply button

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just press Enter to execute OK button.
It will have the same result.

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Normal size for dpi


DPI, or "font size" is variable, depending on your monitor's native resolution, The resolution you have selected for it in Windows (Desktop-->Properties[right-click]-->Display Properties-->Settings), and what program you are currently using (browsers can be "zoomed").

I would try adjusting your monitor resokution first, before changing display font size. Try this page for some help with XP: http://www.andybrain.com/qna/2008/02/09/how-to-change-the-font-size-in-windows-xp/

This page for help in Win7: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/443-dpi-display-size-settings-change.html

There really is no such thing as "normal" DPI font size. Most people with decent eyes would probably use 96 as a standard.

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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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How do you change fontz size on dell computer


  1. Change your screen resolution.
    • 1 Right click on the desktop and choose "Properties" (XP) or "Personalize" (Vista.).
    • 2 In XP click on the "Settings tab, and in Vista click on "Display Settings."
    • 3 Adjust the resolution slider to the right or left (right will set a higher resolution, left lower resolution) and then click "Apply." The screen will change to the new resolution.
    • 4 Click "Yes" to accept the changes.
    Alter the text size in the program you are running.
    • 1 Alter the text size in the program you are running. Many programs have their own font-size settings that can often be altered in a view, settings or options menu.
    • 2 Look for an option to change font size or zoom. Often you can click on a "View" menu and then click "Zoom."
    • 3 Zoom to the required size. (For many programs, you can hold down the "control" key and then use the mouse wheel to automatically zoom in and out.)
    Alter your computer's DPI scale setting in Vista.
    • 1 Right click your desktop.
    • 2 Select "Personalize" then "Adjust font size (DPI)," then "Custom DPI."
    • 3 Enter a number between 100% and 500% (higher numbers mean larger text).
    • 4 Click"OK."
    • 5 Click "Apply."
    • 6 Restart your computer.
    Alter your computer's DPI scale setting in XP.
    • 1 Right click your desktop.
    • 2 Select "Properties," "Settings," "Advanced."
    • 3 Click on the DPI setting you want to use in the drop-down list or select "Custom DPI Setting (other)" and enter your own number.
    • 4 Click "Apply" and restart your computer.

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The font size, as seen on my screen, is too small, and I am having trouble finding out how to fix this problem. Help?


You can change the settings by right-clicking on the desktop and change the settings. In this window you can change the font size and icon size

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How do I make my font and text size bigger?


If you want to make font and text larger in a Word document, just look at the taskbar and click font pull-down window (usually the default is Times Roman) and pick whatever font you want, then click the pull-down window (usually the default is 12) and pick a larger size.
Or you need to make a display adjustment. Click Start, Click Control Panel, Click Personalization, click Display Settings, choose Resolution up or down which will adjust icon and font size on your computer.
Or click start, Control Panel, Personalization then:
  • In the left pane, click Adjust font size (DPI). If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • 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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    Font height is big in printed barcode. how can I adjust the size of the font?


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    This seting change the resolution from Printhead 200dpi or 300dpi or 150 dpi or none, none mins, if you have 200dpi printhead, print 200dpi resolution(small fonts). if have 300 dpi, print with 300 dpi resolution, if have 300 dpi(very small fonts) printhead, can print 150dpi(big fonts) if change this setting.
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