Optimize size of fonts and icons with increasing resolution
The larger the display resolution (good!), the smaller are icons, buttons and fonts (bad!)
With Windows XP and Vista the default setting for display resolution of 96dpi can be changed to "large" (120dpi or 125%) or to a custom setting from 20% to 500% (or 480dpi).
WARNING!!! Don't mess with settings larger than 192dpi (200%) - you might not find your <ok> button to return to normal setting...
However, if you already did so, set your advanced display setting back to "normal" (96dpi) and just hit the enter-key. If asked to reboot, do so and all will be fine.
How to get there?
right click on Desktop - "Properties" - Tab "Settings" and choose button "advanced"
right click on Desktop - "Personalize" - then choose "Adjust font size (DPI)" in the left frame
About the Author
Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.