Whenever you install a fresh copy of Windows in your computer then sometimes you’ll find that the text appearance on your computer’s display is quite smaller and your eyes get stressed during reading the texts. One approach to solve this problem is to lower the screen resolution in Windows. But LCD monitors have a fixed physical resolution called native resolution. They can display lower resolution only by up converting the image i.e adding pixels. This inevitably distorts and blurs the image. This TechPuffs tutorial is to help you how to solve this issue.

A Better Solution

Undoubtedly a better way to solve this problem is to change Windows DPI (dots-per-inch) setting. The more pixels that Windows uses to draw an inch or to draw 10-point type, the larger the text will appear on the screen.

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. In windows 7, click Start Windows 7 Start Button and type display in the search box or click the Display item directly below the control panel subheading and select an option. In Windows Vista, click Start Windows 7 Start Button and type Personalization and choose font size (DPI) on the left.
    Custom DPI Setting for Text in Windows 7

    Custom DPI Setting for Text in Windows 7

  2. Select 120 DPI for a 25% increase in the font size, or click the Custom DPI button in the lower right. You ‘ll have to reboot for the change to take effect.

For Windows XP

While the change in Windows 7 and Windows Vista affect everything on screen, Windows XP adjusts only the fonts.

  1. In Windows XP, right-click on an empty space on the desktop and select Properties. Click the setting tab and then Advanced button.
  2. On the General tab, pick 120 DPI in the “DPI setting” menu, or click the custom DPI button. Windows XP then looks for fonts, if it finds them, you won’t have to insert your Windows XP disc. Otherwise insert your Windows XP disc when asked.