How to Change Font or Text Size in Windows 11/10

Whether you’ve got a laptop with a miniature screen or a desktop with an enormous monitor, your computer’s font (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 or increase 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 11/10.

How to Change Font or Text Size in Windows 11/10

How to Change Font or Text Size in Windows 10

There 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

1] Change text size in General Through Settings

The 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 through Settings.

Windows 11

change text size in Windows

  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Text Size
  • Use the scroll bar to increase the size, and also get to see the preview

Windows 10

  • Open the Setting Panel in Windows (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 sizes on Windows. Here’s how to adjust the scaling and layout display settings.

Windows 11:

If you want to make everything big on your screen because your monitor has a high resolution, you need to use the scale feature.

  • Go to Settings > Display > Scale & Layout
  • Click on the dropdown next to it, and change it to something higher.
  • If you want custom scaling, click on Scale and input the value.

Windows Customised Scaling

Windows 10:

  • Open the Setting Panel in Windows 10 (Win + I)
  • Scroll, find and move to the System menu.
  • 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%
  • It 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. 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 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 straight 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 helpful, 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.

Why Is the Font So Small on My Computer?

If you recently upgraded your monitor and now everything looks small, it’s because of the resolution. Even if you increase the text size in Windows, it will not help. Using the scale and layout section, it would help if you scaled everything on Windows.

What Is the Default Font Size in Windows?

Windows default system font, Segoe UI. However, the size is not defined as it will change for each resolution. Windows dynamically adapt based on the resolution of the monitor and size of Windows.

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