Change the Size of Displayed Items in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to change the size of displayed items on Windows 8 computers.

Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas98 957229.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    Mouse over the lower-left corner of the screen and click there to open the start menu.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas16 333163.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    Click "Control Panel".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas23 055038.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    If it's not on the start screen, choose it from the "Apps" menu.
    To do so, click the down arrow button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas30 918342.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    Scroll to the right to locate the Control Panel.
    Click "Control Panel" to open it.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas40 902479.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    In the Control Panel, click "Appearance and Personalization".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas47 311891.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Click "Display".
    If using a stationary personal computer, a slider will be available. In our case, we're using a laptop computer, so the slider is not available for this computer setup. We can still choose the scaling level of all items on the screen.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas52 918097.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    Click the white box next to "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas77 829631.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  8. 8
    Once there is a checkmark in that box, we can "Change the size of all items".
    We can select "Medium" and then click "Apply" in the bottom right corner.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas82 88315.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  9. 9
    Alternatively, click "Custom sizing options".
    Let's do that. It opens the "Custom sizing options" window. In our example, it's set to "125%" because we set it to "Medium" in the previous window. We can increase this.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas84 252067.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  10. 10
    Click the down arrow to open the dropdown menu for more options.
    Select the percentage desired. For example, we will select "200%".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas99 289186.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  11. 11
    Preview the display text and if satisfied, click "OK".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas100 674065.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  12. 12
    Now we have a custom option called "Extra Large - 200%".
    To apply these changes, simply click "Apply".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas106 080737.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  13. 13
    The computer will warn, "You must sign out of your computer to apply these changes".
    If we sign out and sign in again, then the displayed items size will be changed. In our case, we are not going to sign out right now.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas115 739794.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  14. 14
    Let's change it to a smaller size.
    We will click "Smaller - 100% (default)".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas129 644961.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  15. 15
    Then click "Apply".
    We get a warning again. We will click "Sign out later".
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas132 641907.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  16. 16
    Close the window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner.
    Change size of displayed items on Windows 8.mp4-canvas136 31666.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  17. 17
    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the size of displayed items on Windows 8 computers.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

Video: Change the Size of Displayed Items in Windows 8

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Creatura
Featured Author
651 Articles Started
871 Article Edits
40,075 Points
Creatura is a featured author with VisiHow. Creatura has achieved the level of "Captain" with 40,075 points. Creatura has started 651 articles (including this one) and has also made 871 article edits. 282,000 people have read Creatura's article contributions.
Creatura's Message Board
Creatura: Hi, my name is Creatura.
Creatura: Can I help you with your problem about "Change the Size of Displayed Items in Windows 8"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Lukward Thomason

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 217 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No