CGD Computing FAQs

Windows XP Font Display Sizes


  • Right-click anywhere on the Windows desktop.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Click on the Appearance tab.
  • In the drop-down box next to Font Size, change it to Large or Extra Large.
  • Click Apply.


The following increases the body of read/composing messages, but not the folder or title text. This other text increases with the Windows procedure above.

  • Tools Menu.
  • Options.
  • Display button> Formatting tab.
  • Click the "fonts..." button in "fonts and encodings" section.
  • You can increase the Minimize Font size using it's drop-down menu. Try starting with 18.


Do this for each individual calendar you are viewing:

  • In the left pane, select the link titled "Edit View Options".
  • Increase the font size. Try starting with 12. You can also change the type of font here.


  • Tools menu ->
  • Options ->
  • Click the Content (globe) icon.
  • Under Fonts and Colors, choose the size of the font. Try starting with 16 or 18.


You can change the resolution for the entire display. This makes *everything* bigger, and somewhat defeats the purpose of having a high-def screen. Regardless, it works well for many folks:

  • Rt-click anywhere on the desktop.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Click on Settings tab.
  • Write down the numbers of your resolution settings for reference (eg "1600x1200 pixels").
  • Move the resolution slidebar to the left until it reads: 1024x768.
  • Click "yes" to save the changes.
  • Click OK.

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