Change the Size of Displayed Items in Windows 8

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    Mouse over the lower-left corner of the screen and click there to open the start menu
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    Click "Control Panel"
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    If it's not on the start screen, choose it from the "Apps" menu
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    To do so, click the down arrow button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
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    Scroll to the right to locate the Control Panel
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    Click "Control Panel" to open it.
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    In the Control Panel, click "Appearance and Personalization"
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    Click "Display"
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    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.
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    Click the white box next to "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"
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    Once there is a checkmark in that box, we can "Change the size of all items"
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    We can select "Medium" and then click "Apply" in the bottom right corner.
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    Alternatively, click "Custom sizing options"
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    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.
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    Click the down arrow to open the dropdown menu for more options
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    Select the percentage desired. For example, we will select "200%".
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    Preview the display text and if satisfied, click "OK"
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    Now we have a custom option called "Extra Large - 200%"
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    To apply these changes, simply click "Apply".
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    The computer will warn, "You must sign out of your computer to apply these changes"
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    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.
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    Let's change it to a smaller size
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    We will click "Smaller - 100% (default)".
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    Then click "Apply"
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    We get a warning again. We will click "Sign out later".
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    Close the window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the size of displayed items on Windows 8 computers
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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