[24hoursupport] Re: Type size on desktop (Windows XP)

  • From: "Paul M. King" <peking7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 07:17:20 -0800

 

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
>
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