# Text too small

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#### Metspitzer

##### Flightless Bird
I have \view\text size set to the largest.
I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
can't increase the size of the menus.
Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

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#### Gene E. Bloch

##### Flightless Bird
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 218:05 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:

> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
> can't increase the size of the menus.
> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

1. If you set the resolution higher, the text will get smaller. Think of
it this way: a 20 pixel high object occupies about 2.6% of a screen that is
768 pixels high, and about 1.85% of s screen that is 1080 pixels high.

2. If your screen is an LCD, it might look pretty bad at anything other
than its naive resolution.

3. There is a magnifying glass available in Windows that you can use to
magnify a local area. I'd look for it (and other helpful items) are in the
Control Panel's Ease of Access Center. (I don't use it so I'm not sure
exactly where it is - but if it's not in Windows, there are free ones
available on line).

--
Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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#### Metspitzer

##### Flightless Bird
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:24:07 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
<not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

>On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 218:05 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:
>
>> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
>> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
>> can't increase the size of the menus.
>> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

>
>1. If you set the resolution higher, the text will get smaller. Think of
>it this way: a 20 pixel high object occupies about 2.6% of a screen that is
>768 pixels high, and about 1.85% of s screen that is 1080 pixels high.
>
>2. If your screen is an LCD, it might look pretty bad at anything other
>than its naive resolution.
>
>3. There is a magnifying glass available in Windows that you can use to
>magnify a local area. I'd look for it (and other helpful items) are in the
>Control Panel's Ease of Access Center. (I don't use it so I'm not sure
>exactly where it is - but if it's not in Windows, there are free ones
>available on line).

Microsoft has a mouse driver that puts a magnifier in the middle of
the screen with the Comfort Mouse 3000. It worked perfectly in XP.

They broke it in Win7

Also the on screen keyboard is much harder to see in Win7.

I don't remember what the colors were in XP but the white letters on
black keys in Win7 are hard to read. It also switches away from the
current window when you maximize it.

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#### Skipai Otter

##### Flightless Bird
"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 218:05 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:
>
>> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
>> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
>> can't increase the size of the menus.
>> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

>
> 1. If you set the resolution higher, the text will get smaller. Think of
> it this way: a 20 pixel high object occupies about 2.6% of a screen that
> is
> 768 pixels high, and about 1.85% of s screen that is 1080 pixels high.
>
> 2. If your screen is an LCD, it might look pretty bad at anything other
> than its naive resolution.
>
> 3. There is a magnifying glass available in Windows that you can use to
> magnify a local area. I'd look for it (and other helpful items) are in the
> Control Panel's Ease of Access Center. (I don't use it so I'm not sure
> exactly where it is - but if it's not in Windows, there are free ones
> available on line).

There are two commercial programs out there that do a much better job than
the free one that MS supplies. You can either try Zoomtext or Lunar v11.50
which works for Windows 7 in 32bit or 64bit now.

I know Lunar has a 30 day free trial before purchase and is cheaper than
Zoomtext but both when bought brand new still cost as much as Windows
itself. But after that any upgrades usually cost much less even if you do
get the full retail copy anyways.

The magnifier in windows is good but accessibility though is still very poor
offerings from MS anyways. I like having lunar+ which not only enlarges the
screen even on logon but will speak it out as well.

--
Skipai

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#### Andrew

##### Flightless Bird
"Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
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> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
> can't increase the size of the menus.
> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?
>

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display - then on the left,
Set Custom Text Size (DPI)
Default is 96DPI, go higher to 120DPI or more.
This affect text throughout the OS, not just webpage text, so your menus
will have the larger DPI fonts.

--
Andrew

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##### Flightless Bird
"Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:gr3oq51bogouv065ovffij8c8m0nc16ivq@4ax.com...
>> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
>> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
>> can't increase the size of the menus.
>> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?
>>

>
>
> Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display - then on the
> left, Set Custom Text Size (DPI)
> Default is 96DPI, go higher to 120DPI or more.
> This affect text throughout the OS, not just webpage text, so your menus
> will have the larger DPI fonts.
>
> --
> Andrew

Any idea what the Xp font was? Getting fed up with the spindlelike win7
font...XPs was just right

C

#### chrisv

##### Flightless Bird
"Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:24:07 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
> <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:
>
>>On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 218:05 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:
>>
>>> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
>>> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
>>> can't increase the size of the menus.
>>> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

>>
>>1. If you set the resolution higher, the text will get smaller. Think of
>>it this way: a 20 pixel high object occupies about 2.6% of a screen that
>>is
>>768 pixels high, and about 1.85% of s screen that is 1080 pixels high.
>>
>>2. If your screen is an LCD, it might look pretty bad at anything other
>>than its naive resolution.
>>
>>3. There is a magnifying glass available in Windows that you can use to
>>magnify a local area. I'd look for it (and other helpful items) are in the
>>Control Panel's Ease of Access Center. (I don't use it so I'm not sure
>>exactly where it is - but if it's not in Windows, there are free ones
>>available on line).

>
> Microsoft has a mouse driver that puts a magnifier in the middle of
> the screen with the Comfort Mouse 3000. It worked perfectly in XP.
>
> They broke it in Win7

No, it still works. Have you installed Intellipoint?

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#### Gene E. Bloch

##### Flightless Bird
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 05:25:24 -0000, Skipai Otter wrote:

> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
> news:8gv90wnuh2dy.1qy0x6oryhu50.dlg@40tude.net...
>> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 218:05 -0400, Metspitzer wrote:
>>
>>> I have \view\text size set to the largest.
>>> I have the zoom set to 200% which makes web pages large enough, but I
>>> can't increase the size of the menus.
>>> Can I use a high resolution and be able to read the text?

>>
>> 1. If you set the resolution higher, the text will get smaller. Think of
>> it this way: a 20 pixel high object occupies about 2.6% of a screen that
>> is
>> 768 pixels high, and about 1.85% of s screen that is 1080 pixels high.
>>
>> 2. If your screen is an LCD, it might look pretty bad at anything other
>> than its naive resolution.
>>
>> 3. There is a magnifying glass available in Windows that you can use to
>> magnify a local area. I'd look for it (and other helpful items) are in the
>> Control Panel's Ease of Access Center. (I don't use it so I'm not sure
>> exactly where it is - but if it's not in Windows, there are free ones
>> available on line).

>
> There are two commercial programs out there that do a much better job than
> the free one that MS supplies. You can either try Zoomtext or Lunar v11.50
> which works for Windows 7 in 32bit or 64bit now.
>
> I know Lunar has a 30 day free trial before purchase and is cheaper than
> Zoomtext but both when bought brand new still cost as much as Windows
> itself. But after that any upgrades usually cost much less even if you do
> get the full retail copy anyways.
>
> The magnifier in windows is good but accessibility though is still very poor
> offerings from MS anyways. I like having lunar+ which not only enlarges the
> screen even on logon but will speak it out as well.

Thanks for the info - it's new to me.

--
Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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#### Char Jackson

##### Flightless Bird

>Any idea what the Xp font was? Getting fed up with the spindlelike win7
>font...XPs was just right
>

XP used a lot of Tahoma (10 or 12 point).

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##### Flightless Bird
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