Greetings Ron: Thanks for the advice (and why didn't I think of it myself?) I am still helping my friend of more than 50 years with his new computer which came with Win XP. He's a fast learner. I'm also getting a good intro to XP which will get me off to a running start when I replace my own unit. Paul King At 08:18 PM 11/1/02 -0600, you wrote: > > > >Can someone guide me to the control for increasing and decreasing > >type size on the Win XP desktop? Some of it is as difficult to read as > >the phone directory or a city map. > >Hello Paul, > >Right click anywhere on the desktop itself. From the pop-up menu that= > opens, select properties. On the dialog screen that pops up, click on the= > Appearance tab. Then click on the Advanced button that appears in the= > lower right corner. Now, on the screen that pops up, select the item you= > want to alter from the drop-down list. The list defaults to "Desktop". You= > are probably looking for Icon, so drop the list and select Icon. Now, for= > each item you can select from the list, various other controls on this= > screen will become active. When you select "Icon" from the drop-down list,= > the font selector and size controls become active. You can choose a= > different font, and set the size there. > >One other note, there is no one-click way to return to the default values= > (that I know of), so you may want to write down what the settings were= > before you change them so you can easily revert if you ever decide to. > >HTH, > >Ron > >- Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to >24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the >Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at >http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.