I have an application that was written in for Windows 98 and it looks the same running under Win XP. I have now tried to run it under Win 8.1 and the fonts for the entry fields are to small. It looks like 5 maybe 6 point. I messed with the display options and nothing seems to effect how this app displays. I am running it under compatibility Win XP SP3, but no luck. Is there a way to adjust the font size for an application from outside of the app?
If you decrease the Screen Resolution, that should increase the appearance of fonts within apps that lack zoom features.
If you have a valid, legal copy of XP, grab VirutalBox (free), or if your edition of Windows has it and your computer supports it, just turn on the Windows Hyper-V feature.
Either of these will provide you with a way to create and run VMs (Virtual Machines).
- Use whichever of those to create a VM.
- Install your legal XP onto it.
- Try your program from within that.