Increase font size of "Window Text"?

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    alharris

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    Greetings,

    The "Window Text" - the text inside XP windows when opening a folder giving its contents - is becoming too small for my ageing eyes. I would like to increase the font size of Window Text without affecting everything else.

    Under Desktop > Properties > Display Properties > Appearance > Advanced, if “Window” is selected, the text font and font size options are not selectable (though the color can apparently be changed).

    Question: Is there a change that can be made in the Registry to alter the default "Windows XP Style" to specify a different font size, font, or to bold the default Window Text? Is there another option, perhaps to allow the font size box to be selected?

    I know about changing DPI, etc., but I don’t want to make changes that alter everything.

    Thank you.
     
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    start/ all programs/ accessories/ accessibility/ dialog box will walk you through increasing text.
     
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    "start/ all programs/ accessories/ accessibility/ dialog box will walk you through increasing text"

    That changes all text, everywhere. I want to change font size of Windows Text only.
     
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    Desktop > Properties > Display Properties > Appearance > Advanced

    if you choose Icon, it will allow change from Tahoma 8pt, to a font or font size, from HERE

    but it is still everywhere

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

    above from

    further references on THIS search page
     
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    Thank you - that is quite helpful, using the "icon" setting to change the font.
    Also, in looking at the links on the search page you provided, I realized that I did not have cleartype font smoothing enabled. When I enabled it, the text became easier to read, even without changing the font size.
     
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    great, :) maybe you need some reading glasses?? :)
     
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