How to change font or text size in Windows 10

Regardless of you’ve got a laptop with a miniature screen or a desktop with an enormous monitor, your computer’s fonts (text size) may be too tiny to read conveniently. Or, conversely, they could be larger than you require. Fortuitously, you don’t have to invest in a new pair of glasses. Microsoft’s Windows ships with tons of options, using which you can easily adjust the text size either for the entire operating system or just for particular parts of the interface. In this post, I will guide you on how to change font or text size in Windows 10.

How to Change Font or Text Size in Windows 10

There are are a lot of methods that could be followed to accomplish the task of changing the font or text size. Here’s the list of methods we will be following in the guide below:

  1. Change Text Size via Settings
  2. Adjust Size via Advanced Scaling
  3. Change Text Size and Zoom Level of Browser

Here’s how to get started with changing Font or text size in Windows 10

How to Change Font or Text Size in Windows 10

1] Change text size in General Through Settings

Settings Panel in Windows is the heart for modifying anything, be it the brightness, or the font size. Here’s how to change the text size in general though Settings:

  • Open the Setting Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Scroll down and move to the Ease Of Access menu.
  • Under display -> Make Text Bigger menu, drag the slider, and adjust the font size based on your preference.
  • Additionally, you can notice the text size changing in real-time with the preview bar shown.

Change text size in General Through Settings

However, instead of just changing the text size, you can also make everything bigger similarly. Here”s How:

  • Open the Setting Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Scroll down and move to the Ease Of Access menu.
  • Under display -> Make Everything Bigger menu, from the dropdown select from the range varying from 100%, 125%, 150% or 175% based on your preference.
  • Do note that changing this will change the size of everything displayed on your screen.

2] Advanced Scaling / Scale and Layout Display Settings

Advanced Scaling / Scale and Layout Display Settings

Scaling the display resolution can also result in bigger or smaller font size on Windows. Here’s how to adjust the scaling and layout display settings:

  • Open the Setting Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Scroll, find and move to the System┬ámenu.
  • Navigate to Display -> Scale and Layout -> Advanced Scaling Options
  • Scroll down and move ahead to Custom Scaling. Here in the entry box type in a scaling percentage between 100 and 500% such as 150%
  • This will now change the scaling and the resolution of your display.

3] Change Text Size and Zoom Level for the Browser

Are you a person who reads a lot over the web using browsers? facing issues reading the small text fonts here’s the solution:

On Google Chrome:

Chrome Change Text Size and Zoom Level for the Browser

  • Fire up Google Chrome on your PC and head over to Chrome’s Settings using the dropdown, which can be pulled up via the three-dotted menu on the right corner.
  • From the left navigation pane, head to the Appearance Menu. Here from the dropdown for the font size, select your preferred choice from the options varying from very small, small, medium, large, and very large.
  • Similarly, for the page zoom, select from the dropdown containing various options.

On Microsoft Edge:

Edge Change Text Size and Zoom Level for the Browser

Similar to Chrome, Microsoft Edge also offers its users the ability to customize the page zoom and font size on startup. Here’s how:

  • Launch the Microsoft Edge browser and navigate to its Settings panel via the three-dotted menu present at the top right corner below the exit application button.
  • One can either directly search for the required setting using the search box or directly head over to the Appearance Menu, and under Customize Browser, you’ll find an option for Zoom. Adjust it accordingly based on your preference.
  • Now scroll down, and you’ll find the Font’s menu from where you can change the font size on Edge.

I hope this post was useful, and you were able to change font or text size on Windows 10. With that said, What’s your preferred font size? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

A long-standing Windows fan, Photographer, and Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Smartphones and Technology.

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