How to Increase Font Size in Windows 10 to be Readable

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For some people, the default text size in Windows 10 might seem too small to read. This is especially true on smaller monitors and people who need eyeglasses.

In the older version of Windows, we can solve the problem with a tool called Magnifier to increase the apparent size of a specific area. Although it’s helpful, the method is far from practical for daily use. Thankfully, Windows 10 comes up with a better solution.

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Now you can increase the font size so it would look larger and readable. You may even sit a little farther or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Here’s how to do it.

1. Open the Start menu and click Settings.

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2. Then, select Ease of Access.

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3. Navigate to the Display menu. Slide the font size under the “Make text bigger” section.

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4. Next, click Apply.

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5. Additionally, you can also increase the scaling via the “Make everything bigger” section. This will inflate not only the text but also icons and other interface elements.

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The setting is normally applied in an instant. However, some apps may have to be relaunched to see the effect. Consider restarting the computer after you changed the text size and scaling.

Increasing the text or interface size may have a limit to the point where it doesn’t feel comfortable to use. For that reason, I highly suggested upgrading to a much larger monitor so the content can be sized accordingly.

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