Previously, in Windows 7, changing your Windows text size for the title bars, menus, message boxes, palette titles, icons and tooltips wasn’t that much difficult. You simply need to navigate to Windows colors’ configuration in the Personalization settings, and finally from the advanced appearance and change the text for your desktop and other places, etc.

Last week, I planned to change the text size or font size of the title bars, menus, messages, etc. in my Windows 10 device. However, I discovered it is not that easier as it was before in Windows 7. Though being an old user of Windows 10, I didn’t find it that much difficult. But, still I thought to write a guide for you people on changing the text size.

Why Change the Text Size?

Though it may seem very impractical to change the text size, but people, especially those having a weak eyesight, would consider this option as a blessing of Microsoft. So, a large and bold text means more clarity, thus less headache and less stress on your eyes. Moreover, once you enlarge the text size, you no longer need the magnifying tool. Overall, you have a benefit of changing the text size of different items in your Windows 10.

Below is a step-by-step guide with relevant images explaining you the exact method through which you can change the text size. This method is completely different from the one that you have used in former Windows versions. Take your time to go through the steps and implement them as you read through.

1: Tap on the Windows button, and then click on Settings.


2: Now, click on the System inside the Settings.


3: On the next page, tap on “Display” from the left pane.


4: Now scroll down, and you will see a blue link “Advance Display Settings”. Click on this link!

advanced display settings

5: Once again on the next page that opens up, scroll down and click on the third blue link labelled, “Advance Sizing of Text and Other items”.

advance sizing of text

6: A new Window will popup. Here you will see multiple options for editing the text size, and making it bold. Also adjusting the size for different items.

7: Under the “Chang only the Text size” label, click on the drop down. It will show options for Title bars, menus, message boxes, palette titles, icons and tooltips. Simply, select one of each one by one and change the font size from the next drop down. It is better to keep the adjusting figure same for all.

drop down options

8: Once done, click on apply and close the Window. Now the text size of the relevant items would be changed. You can also make the text bold simply by checking the box on right side of bold.

I hope this guide was useful. Don’t forget to leave your feedback in comments. Let us know if you are facing difficulties at any stage. We’ll help you out in the least time possible.

Andrew is a passionate blogger and has written lots of content for well-known brands and he knows everything about perfect content creation. His only aim is to provide useful information that helps readers.


  1. Thank you for the information. I have done this countless times, but windows 10 will not save the changes after a reboot.

    Any suggestions?