I just purchased a new ultrabook (Asus UX32VD). Awesome laptop, but I am having trouble using it with its native resolution being 1920 x 1080. Text is so small and hard to read. I have increased the text size in the display options but it don't really improve it for all scenarios, especially in webpages.

I am wondering if there is a possible solution to this? Simply lowering the resolution makes everything look pixelated.

  • Have you tried a "custom text size", which can increase the DPI used by the Windows fonts to more than the 100/125/150% choices?
    – sawdust
    Sep 19, 2012 at 8:49
  • Yep I have but it doesn't work for everything. It seems that the apps need to support this feature to work properly. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:16
  • Beware that after setting a "custom text size", some apps will use that large font size in a dumb manner, e.g. a dialog pop-up window might have a fixed size (adequate for "normal sized" text) so the big text and select buttons are cropped out!
    – sawdust
    Sep 19, 2012 at 10:14

2 Answers 2


You should be able to change the default text size for your browser to cope with the webpages aspect of your problem.

In Chrome (for example) go to chrome://chrome/settings/ and click on the "Advanced Settings" link.

This will give you more options including one section called "Web Content". There is an option called "Page Zoom". Change that to a value greater than 100% to increase the size of all web pages. The Zoom option on the options menu only does the current page.

In Firefox go to Tools > Options > Content and increase the Size of the default font.

  • you can set minimum font size in Firefox, some websites thing it is cool to set text to grey50% and fontsize to 80% making it hard to read. Some even set fontsize to a fixed number, this ignores the default, but the browser will not go below minimum. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:02
  • Why do you assume that he is talking about a browser?
    – soandos
    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:13
  • @soandos - because the OP states "especially in webpages" in the question.
    – ChrisF
    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:13
  • I know of the increase font size in webpages, but it's still not my solution. That will only work for browsers, which is what I have to be doing. I not a fan of doing that either, because I do a lot of web development and that settings changes what a webpage is supposed to look like. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:19

The primary controls available include

  1. Personalize the display properties text size to 150%

  2. Review other accessibility controls

  3. In web-browsers use Ctrl++ to increase the text size temporarily.

  4. In other applications, increase the font-size in each apps settings.

  5. Connect a physically larger display where convenient.

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