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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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2.2. Scale the Screen to Make Text More Readable

If you are having trouble reading the text on the screen, you can scale the screen to a higher dots per inch setting to make the text more readable.

Running Windows 7 at a high resolution is useful because it means you can fit more items on the screen at once since everything appears smaller. The downside is that, depending on the resolution, some fonts may be too small to read comfortably.

You can solve this problem by increasing the Windows 7 dots per inch (DPI) setting. The default is 96 DPI, which means that Windows

7 uses 96 pixels (dots) for every inch of screen space. (Physical measurements are relative to the screen resolution, so a one-inch line may not actually be one inch long on your ...

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