How to Enlarge Text in Toolbars

by Kelsey McNiel

Enlarging text anywhere on your computer can be simple, and only requires basic knowledge of the computer. Making text larger can provide a greater viewing experience for people with vision problems, children or people learning to read. As such, knowing how to enlarge text in a toolbar is an excellent skill for people working in a classroom or office environment, or just using a computer at home.

Click on the "Start" button, then click on the "Control Panel."

Under the "Appearance and Personalization" section, click "Adjust screen resolution." This opens the Screen Resolution window.

Click "Make Text Larger or Smaller" in the Screen Resolution window. Choose the size of text you desire, then click "Apply." If after closing the Control Panel you discover that the text is still too small or now too large, repeat Steps 1 through 3 to adjust it.


  • check To enlarge text on a Mac, click on "System Preferences," located on the toolbar at the bottom of the desktop.

About the Author

Kelsey McNiel has more than four years experience writing and editing for both newspapers and magazines. She is currently a freelance writer in Austin, Texas and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

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