How to Change Font Size on Windows 10 Easily

Changing the font size on windows 10 is something you should try doing especially if you are the type that likes either bigger text or smaller text.

Either you own a desktop or a laptop, and you are thinking of increasing or decreasing your font or text size in windows 10, this article will guide you through everything you need to know.

There’s really nothing difficult about changing font size in windows 10, all you have to do is know where to look.

Windows 10 provides different features to improve your experience and boost your productivity.

Before I begin to show you where to look, let me brief you on what a font is and why need to change its size.

What is a Font?

A font is a graphical representation of a text that may include a different typeface, weight, point size, color, or design.

Here an example of what a font looks like.

font example

On windows 10, apps could come with different text sizes and you have the ability to change them.

But what exactly are these apps?

Here are some examples,

  1. Microsoft office
  2. Browser
  3. Notepad

Why Do You Need to Change Font Size on Windows 10?

There are two reasons why you need to change your font size.

1. To See Text Better

When you increase the size of your font, the font or text become larger in size. But when you decrease the size of text, the text becomes smaller in size,

It all falls down to preference.

If you can’t see your text clearly, you will need to increase the font till you are able to see it clearly.

And also, if your text are too large, you will need to reduce the font till you find a comfortable size.

2. To Create More Space

You might be wondering what I meant by creating more space.

Don’t worry, I’ll explain😏.

Creating more space has to do with when your font sizes are too big.

If your font size is too large on a page, the amount of text you are going to view on a page will be a very small portion.

Here’s an image comparison showing you a page with large text and the same page with a smaller text.

From the images above, you can see how the page with larger font took more space. While the page with the smaller font could fit all the text into one page creating more room for more text.

Now let’s jump into how you can resize your font or text on windows 10.

Tip learn different ways to Change Icon Size in Windows 10

How to Change Font Size on Windows 10

Like I mentioned earlier, different apps come with different font sizes on Windows 10. If you change windows 10 font size, it might not take effect on all the software installed on your computer, you will have to change them individually.

I am going to show you an easy way to change their fonts sizes.

let’s start with windows 10 itself.

Change Font Size on Windows 10

1. Press the following command on your keyboard to open windows settings.

Windows key + I

exclude +
Windows settings

2. Click on ease of access

Windows settings

3. Under make text bigger, move the toggle right or left to make text bigger or smaller in display section.

Display settings windows 10

As you move the toggle, you will a sample text showing you live preview of how your text is getting bigger or smaller.

Tip – Learn how to turn your screen sideways on windows 10

Change Font Size in Your Browser

It doesn’t matter what browser you are using on windows 10. The method you will use to change the text size is the same.

There are two ways to change text size in your browser. These ways are:

  1. Through browser options
  2. With keyboard shortcut

Follow the instructions carefully.

Through Browser Options

1. Open your browser.

2. Click on the three dotted icon three dotted options located at the top right-hand corner to open options.

3. Under zoom, click on the plus sign ➕ to increase text and the minus sign ➖ to decrease text

browser option

With Keyboard Shortcut

1. Open your browser.

2. Stay on the page you want your text or font to appear bigger

3. Press and hold the following command

Ctrl + 🖱 scroll wheel

ctrl + mouse scroll wheel

While holding Ctrl, scroll up with your mouse or trackpad to increase text size.

While holding Ctrl, scroll down with your mouse or trackpad to decrease text size.

Note – Use two fingers to scroll on a trackpad.

Tip – Learn how to make your mouse more or less sensitive.

Change Font Size in Microsoft Office

1. Open any Microsoft office application.

2. Start a new document.

3. Make sure you are on the home tab.

microsoft word home section

4. Highlight the text you want to make bigger. To highlight, left click at the beginning of the text and drag until you get to the end of the text.

highlighted text

5. Among the tools in the home tab, click on the arrow pointing down with a number beside it just as shown in the image below.

microsoft word home section

6. Click on your preferred number.

The higher the number, the larger your font size.

The lower the number, the smaller your font size.

Change Font Size in Notepad

1. Open your notepad document.

2. Press and hold the following command while on your notepad page.

Ctrl + 🖱 scroll wheel

ctrl + mouse scroll wheel

While holding Ctrl, scroll up with your mouse or trackpad to increase text size.

While holding Ctrl, scroll down with your mouse or trackpad to decrease text size.

Note – Use two fingers to scroll on a trackpad.

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