Increase Font Size In XP

Some people may want to increase the default font size in Vista, possibly to help overcome visual impairments. Vista makes it simple for users to increase the font size to suit their individual preferences and physical needs.

In a previous tip, I showed you how to increase the font size in Vista. If you are an XP user, you can still increase the font size but the steps to do so are slightly different.

To increase the font size in XP:

  1. Right click a blank part of the desktop.
  2. Click the Properties option.
  3. From the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Click the drop down arrow under DPI setting and click the Large size (120 dpi) option.
  6. Click OK twice.
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  • ismail

    Dear Sir,
    I want To increase my font, i have done the same which is written.. but whenever i click on Advance the message appears -”Don’t Send & Send error report….

    i cannot see even a single word on my other PC ….. Pls Help Mee!


  • Scott

    Nifty! I had adjusted the font size in Windows XP under appearance options, however that only affected some fonts, and left me with half big fonts, half small fonts – Hard on the eyes.

    This affected the whole shebang, did just what I wanted, thanks for the information Diana :)