Enlarging Fonts in Windows XP

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If you want to make your text on your Windows XP computer easier to read, just follow these simple instructions. (Note: If you are using Windows 7 and want to change the size of your font, click here.)

Step 1: Right click on a blank part of your desktop, and click on Properties. A window titled Display Properties will appear. In the Display properties window, click on the Appearance tab.

Right click, then click on Properties

Step 2: Once in the Appearance tab, you can do a number of things, including changing your theme. For this guide, we’re going to focus only on modifying the size of your font. In the bottom drop-down menu called Font Size, you may choose from 3 options.

Normal (the default setting), Large Fonts and Extra Large Fonts. If Normal is too small for you, click on Large Fonts, and then click on the “Apply” button on the bottom of the window. If this is still too small for your liking, choose Extra Large Fonts, and click on the same “Apply” button. If both of these are too big, select Normal and then click on the Apply button.

Click on Apply to test out the new size.

Here are some screen shots of the different sizes, click on the images below to see the full size versions –



Extra Large

Step 3: Once you have picked a suitable font size, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window, and enjoy your more readable screen fonts!