I'm having this weird problem with chrome since this sunday. As you can see from the image, my bookmark and tab font are insanely small, does anyone have any clue why?

I tried googling for this but nothing worked. I'm on Windows 10 by the way, font size set to 100%.

  • I don't have enough rep to leave an answer, but a quick fix is to right click the shortcut and add at the end --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 or whatever number you want
    – qwr
    Sep 29, 2016 at 7:07

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As I can see in your screenshot, Chrome has switched to a different typeface (different from Segoe UI) to render the labels. So, I conclude you are affected by issue 531265, which is currently under investigation.

  • This is the best answer so far, I guess I'm not alone. Oct 12, 2015 at 17:58
  • @SorinLascu Feel free to mark it as accepted then =)
    – fitojb
    Oct 13, 2015 at 3:24

Right click on your desktop and click Display Settings.

Display Settings Dialog

Then drag the slider to the right a bit until the text is to your liking.

change the size of apps text and other items on the screen

I had this issue on my Macbook Pro's bootcamp partition.

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    That setting, while it does increases font in Chrome, it also increases it in everything else. Oct 12, 2015 at 17:54

Go into chrome://settings

Press 'Show Advanced'

Find this:

Web Content Settings

Change it to something that looks good.

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    As you can tell by the “Web content” label, this setting does not apply to Chrome’s user interface.
    – fitojb
    Oct 6, 2015 at 15:03
  • @Fitoschido well hopefully this will be a help to someone else then.
    – Rubydesic
    Oct 7, 2015 at 0:42
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    It isn't. TheQ is here because this doesn't work for bookmarks and tabs.
    – RichieHH
    Dec 12, 2020 at 5:33

I had a similar "freaky"problem happen to me when I was tidying up my bookmarks bar on Windows 7. The font was the usual size at first then all of a sudden the font size shrunk before my eyes. All I'd been doing was highlighting and selecting text to delete bookmarks. I clicked out of the bookmarks page - everything else was okay. I clicked on the three bars symbol in the top right hand corner (if you hover over it, it says customize and control google chrome). I Left clicked and read down the list - it said zoom 100% so I thought everything was okay. But when I clicked on text just on the bookmarks bar page it said zoom was 50%. I changed it back to zoom 100% and the bookmarks bar and text displayed normally again. Why did it happen? I read on a different site that if you accidentally press control when your cursor is pointed at a font it can change the size or type of font on that page. Maybe this has happened to you.

  • this should be a comment as it doesn't contain a definitive answer Mar 30, 2016 at 13:03

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