Windows 10’s default font size is totally ok for the vast majority of the users thus very few people of this planet really care about how to change the font size in Windows 10. If you are one of these, then you probably have a valid reason to increase text size on your computer. Comfort, taste, eyesight, etc. This article is for you and all other people who just can’t stand with default font size in Windows 10.
How to Increase Text Size in Windows 10?
There is no need to increase system scaling to increase font size in Windows 10 (although it is one of the options). If you’ve been using Windows 7 in the past, you probably know that there was a separate screen settings page dedicated to the font size settings. It was presented in Windows 10 previously but for some unknown reason, Microsoft purged it from the system in one of the recent updates. Luckily for all of us, in Windows 10 October 2019 Update default Settings app got system font size slider back. Now it is very easy to increase font size in Windows 10. No need to use third-party software or mess with registry editor anymore.
Not on Windows 10 October 2019 Update yet? Don’t worry, you have your options too which we will cover at the end of the article.
Here is how to change the text size in Windows 10:
- Hit Win + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app. Then navigate to the Ease of Access section.
- You will end up on the very first page dedicated to the screen settings. This is all you need. Take a look at the right side of the window and you will notice a big slider called Make text bigger.
- Move a slider to the left to increase font size in Windows 10. Before applying settings, look at the sample text to make sure the text size you set is fine for your eyes.
- When you finished choosing the best font size for your system, hit Apply to well… apply it. Do you want to get everything back to default? Simply move the slider back to 100% and press Apply. Comparing with the system scaling change, there is no need to restart a computer or log out of the system to see changes applied.
Tip. If you are not satisfied with how system UI looks like in the terms of size and scaling, select 125% or more from the drop-down menu Make everything bigger. This menu increases not only text size but entire user interface scaling.
Here is another way to change the font size in Windows 10. This one is for those who want to change the only specific text on the screen. For example, window titles or tooltips. Use the mentioned below tool to change the font size in Windows 10 if you are on Windows 10 1803 or older.
- Download System Font Size Changer from the official website. If your SmartScreen filter notifies you about a potential threat, simply ignore that message. The file is totally safe.
- At first, System Font Size Changer will prompt you to make a backup of the current (default) settings. We strongly recommend you to do so. You know, better safe than sorry. If something goes wrong, the backup will allow you to get back to the default settings quickly and without the headache.
- Select which part of the UI you want to increase and then move a slider. Hit Apply. Now it is time to log out of the system and log back in to see what you have done. Perhaps this is the only downside of this app.
- Repeat this procedure with every text type you want to increase.
That’s it. Now you can enjoy bigger text without straining your eyes.