I left my laptop (Windows 10 )with a friend so I don't know what was changed but the font size of the Windows menus and folder names in Windows Explorer became too large. The resolution is correct and the font is sharp but huge.

I tried changing the resolution back and forth and changing the scaling and I restarted the laptop but still the issue persisted. I can't find the old feature for display to change the font size of text only.

Here is an images that shows the issue:

image showing the issue

This is how the menu looks in Chrome:

another image for the menu in chrome

  • Have you tried the suggestions from this thread? – Michael S. Sep 10 '17 at 12:46
  • @MSC I tried the below (written in Italic) but I didn't find Appearance and Personalisation in Control panel & overall I couldn't find any option like that (maybe it was removed in windows 10 creator update) Or if you want to specifically choose what you want the text size to change for, go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalisation > Display > Make text and other items larger or smaller. – Ahmed Elkoussy Sep 10 '17 at 13:23
  • Cannot find that option anymore neither. Seems as if it was removed. Does changing the scaling change anything? – Michael S. Sep 10 '17 at 13:28
  • @MSC actually I tried with the scaling , it was 125% , I changed to 100% and back to 125% but it didn't fix it – Ahmed Elkoussy Sep 10 '17 at 16:44
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Edit:

I found an easier way to solve this problem, this was caused on my laptop by pressing fn button with the + key on keyboard so pressing fn and - key reverts back to the smaller original windows font.

So I finally found the solution , you should change the registry key to the default value by the following steps: You should copy the content of this section & put it in a notepad file with extension .reg then run it , it will revert the windows fonts to the default "Window Metrics" Registry Fix (Restore defaults)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"IconTitleWrap"="1"
"Shell Icon Size"="32"
"BorderWidth"="-15"
"CaptionFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"CaptionHeight"="-330"
"CaptionWidth"="-330"
"IconFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MenuFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MenuHeight"="-285"
"MenuWidth"="-285"
"MessageFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ScrollHeight"="-255"
"ScrollWidth"="-255"
"SmCaptionFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,\
  00,00,00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"SmCaptionHeight"="-330"
"SmCaptionWidth"="-330"
"StatusFont"=hex:f4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,05,00,53,00,65,00,67,00,6f,00,65,00,20,00,55,00,49,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"AppliedDPI"=dword:00000060
"PaddedBorderWidth"="-60"
"IconSpacing"="-1125"
"IconVerticalSpacing"="-1125"
"MinAnimate"="0"

Skalierung und Anordnung

Choose 125 % here to get the default. You will figure out the english terms...

  • Thanks for your suggestion, actually my scaling is already 125% , I tried changing this to 100% and back but still it didn't work – Ahmed Elkoussy Sep 10 '17 at 16:41

No other solutions worked for me but this one:

  • Go to display settings and turn on custom scaling and pick a value (I did 110)
  • Reboot; it should look better upon restart
  • Go to display settings and turn off custom scaling (forces you to sign out)
  • Sign in and is fixed

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