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(Solved) - Changing the fonts in Windows 7

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  • Started 4 years ago by amkeew
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amkeew
amkeew
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Is there a method to change to font sizes and types (like in XP) for desktop icons, active title bar, inactive title bar, Menu etc. in Windows 7 ?

I am able to change only the font sizes in percentages (like 125%, 150%) etc. but not the font type (like Arial, Times Roman etc.).

Also increasing the font size to 150% of the default size, makes the internet browser window go out of the screen forcing me use the horizontal slide bar to read a web-page.

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LH
LH
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Enter "control color" (without quotes) into a Run box.
Select Advanced...
Look down the item list for what you want.

Is that what you meant ?

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DarrellRaines
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Normally I never recommend editing your registry unless you seriously know what you are doing, but this page may help you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....hange.html

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amkeew
amkeew
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Thank you LH. That's exactly it. Now I am able set things to my liking.

Do I have to run this control color command everytime or is there a shortcut ?

Also, I have chosen plain blue background but my desktop icons letters are in black. How do I change this lettering to white ?

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LH
LH
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lol. That is the shortcut :)
Once you've set 'em to your liking, and clicked OK, OK, they shouldn't change.

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LH
LH
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If you want a shortcut icon on your Desktop, then just create one, and enter in control color
(Saves you typing it each time)

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amkeew
amkeew
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Ok. Thanks. I did create a shortcut in desktop and it worked. !!! :)

Wish MS hadn't tampered with the orginal right click, personalize option of XP.

I was able to get the white lettering for the icons by changing the blue hue a bit.

Thank you again.

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LH
LH
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You can still do it by right click, Personalise. But it takes me a lot longer to type the way to get there :)

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amkeew
amkeew
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Is there anyway I can pin this shortcut to the quick launch ? I tried dragging and dropping but that doesn't work. I tried shift + drag and ctrl+drag. But no dice.

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LH
LH
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That I don't know. Am not on W7 at the moment to try.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Ok. Thanks LH. I am still new to Windows 7 and am not impressed at all.

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LH
LH
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I will try and get on one as soon as poss. and have a look. Unless another member would care to help out :)

It may be worth you starting a New Topic on that problem alone.

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amkeew
amkeew
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Ok. Thanks. I will.

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