How to Make Text Smaller on a Laptop

by Richard Kalinowski
With a large laptop display, you can shrink text without losing readability.

With a large laptop display, you can shrink text without losing readability.

If your laptop has a widescreen, high-resolution display, you can shrink text without losing clarity. With smaller text, your laptop's display is less cluttered and more streamlined. The Windows Operating System comes equipped with personalization settings, allowing you to adjust text size without adjusting the rest of the screen's resolution.

Click on the Windows "Start" menu.

Click "Control Panel."

Click "Adjust Screen Resolution," located underneath the "Appearance and Personalization" heading.

Click "Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller."

Click "Smaller" from the list of options. Depending on your individual laptop, you will have different options and a different default setting. If your default is "Medium" or "Larger" text, then the "Smaller" setting adjusts the text accordingly. If "Smaller" is already selected, you cannot shrink the text any further.

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Richard Kalinowski began writing professionally in 2006. He also works as a website programmer and graphic designer for several clients. Kalinowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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