In Windows 10, there are several tools that allow you to change the font size in programs and the system. The main one that is present in all versions of the OS is scaling. But in some cases, simply changing the scaling of Windows 10 does not allow you to achieve the desired font size, you may also need to change the font size of the text of individual elements (window title, label labels, and others).
In this manual - in detail about changing the font size of the elements of the Windows 10 interface. I note that in the earlier versions of the system there were separate parameters for changing the font size (described at the end of the article), there are none in Windows 10 1803 and 1703 (but there are ways to change the font size using third-party programs), and in the update of Windows 10 1809 in October 2018, new tools for adjusting text sizes appeared. All methods for different versions will be described later. It may also come in handy: How to change the font of Windows 10 (not only the size, but also choose the font itself), How to change the size of Windows 10 icons and their labels , How to fix blurry fonts in Windows 10 , Change the resolution of the Windows 10 screen .
Resize text without resizing in Windows 10
In the latest Windows 10 update (version 1809 October 2018 Update), it became possible to change the font size without changing the scale for all other elements of the system, which is more convenient, but does not allow changing the font for individual elements of the system (which can be done using third-party programs about which further in the instructions).
To change the text size in the new version of the OS, follow these steps
- Go to Start - Settings (or press Win + I) and open the "Accessibility".
- In the "Display" section at the top, select the desired font size (set as a percentage of the current).
- Click “Apply” and wait a while until the settings are applied.
As a result, the font size will be changed for almost all elements in system programs and most third-party programs, for example, from Microsoft Office (but not all).
Change font size by zooming
Scaling changes not only fonts, but also the sizes of other elements of the system. You can adjust the scaling in Options - System - Display - Scale and Layout.
However, scaling is not always what you need. You can use third-party software to change and configure individual fonts in Windows 10. In particular, the simple free System Font Size Changer program can help with this.
Changing the font for individual elements in the System Font Size Changer
- After starting the program, you will be prompted to save the current text size settings. It is better to do this (Saved as a reg file. If necessary, return to the original settings, just open this file and agree to make changes to the Windows registry).
- After that, in the program window, you can separately configure the sizes of various text elements (hereinafter I will give a translation of each item). Marking “Bold” allows you to make the font of the selected element bold.
- At the end of the setup, click the “Apply” button. You will be prompted to log out so that the changes take effect.
- After re-logging into Windows 10, you will see the changed text size settings for the interface elements.
In the utility, you can change the font sizes of the following elements:
- Title Bar - Window titles.
- Menu - Menu (main program menu).
- Message Box - Message Boxes.
- Palette Title - Panel names.
- Icon - Labels for the icons.
- Tooltip - Tips.
You can download the System Font Size Changer utility from the developer's site https://www.wintools.info/index.php/system-font-size-changer (the SmartScreen filter can “swear” at the program, but according to the VirusTotal version it is clean).
Another powerful utility that allows not only to separately change the font sizes in Windows 10, but also to choose the font and its color - Winaero Tweaker (font settings are in the advanced design settings).
Using Options to Resize Windows 10 Text
Another method works only for Windows 10 versions up to 1703 and allows you to change the font size of the same elements as in the previous case.
- Go to Settings (Win + I keys) - System - Screen.
- At the bottom, click “Advanced screen settings,” and in the next window, “Advanced resize text and other elements.”
- A control panel window will open, where in the section "Changing only sections of text" you can set options for window titles, menus, icon labels and other elements of Windows 10.
At the same time, unlike the previous method, logging out and re-entering the system is not required - the changes are applied immediately after clicking the "Apply" button.
That's all. If you still have questions, and, possibly, additional ways to complete the task under consideration, leave them in the comments.