Change the Size of Displayed Items in Windows 8
Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng
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Mouse over the lower-left corner of the screen and click there to open the start menu
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.
Scroll to the right to locate the Control Panel
Click "Control Panel" to open it.
In the Control Panel, click "Appearance and Personalization"
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.
Click the white box next to "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"
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.
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.
Click the down arrow to open the dropdown menu for more options
Select the percentage desired. For example, we will select "200%".
Preview the display text and if satisfied, click "OK"
Now we have a custom option called "Extra Large - 200%"
To apply these changes, simply click "Apply".
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.
Let's change it to a smaller size
We will click "Smaller - 100% (default)".
We get a warning again. We will click "Sign out later".
Close the window by clicking the "X" in the top right corner
This concludes our tutorial on how to change the size of displayed items on Windows 8 computers
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