Similar to every other operating system, Windows 11 allows changing its font size to fit the specific needs of particular users. By default, depending on your screen size and resolution, Windows 11 uses 100% scaling, resulting in a somewhat tiny font size only some people like. Regardless of whether you have problems with eyesight or do not like the default font size, this article will show you how to change font size in Windows 11.
Tip. Some apps allow changing the font size without touching the global, system-wide settings. Check the settings within the app you want to make larger or smaller.
How to Increase or Reduce Font Size in Windows 11?
There are several methods to increase or reduce the font size in Windows 11. You can adjust the overall system scaling or change the font size alone without making the rest of the UI smaller or larger. You can try them all to see which one fits your needs best.
How to increase font size in Windows 11? Accessibility Settings
- Open the Start menu and click All Apps.
- Scroll down and click Settings. Tip: You can open Settings with the Win + I keys.
- Go to Accessibility and click Text Size.
- Scroll to the left or right of the Text Size slider. You can see a preview of the new setting above the slider.
- Press Apply once you have picked your preferred text size in Windows 11. Note that Windows 11 will take a few seconds to readjust the font size across the system and the running apps.
That is how you change the font size in Windows 11 using accessibility settings. Another thing we should point out is that some apps will not respond to this parameter’s changes. If you see that a program retains its old font size, proceed to the following chapter to learn how to change the font size in Windows 11 using system scaling.
Change Font Size in Windows 11 Through Scaling
Windows 11 detects the optimal UI scaling depending on your screen size and resolution. You can adjust this setting to reduce the font size in Windows 11 or increase the font with other parts of the user interface. The operating system uses gradual steps, such as 100%, 125%, 150%, but you can also set a custom scaling factor, such as 110% or 130%.
- Right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings.
- Another way to reduce the font size in Windows 11 is to open Settings > System > Display.
- Find the Scale option and select a smaller or larger option.
- If existing scaling factors do not fit your needs, click the arrow button next to the Scale drop-down.
- Enter a custom scaling value and click the button with a checkmark. Important: Do not set extreme values just for fun. Unsupported scaling factors can make parts of the user interface disappear, making it impossible to undo the changes. Again, use this option only if you want to set a value within the range of the default options.
Changing the system scaling is the best method to increase or decrease the font size in Windows 11 without making the rest of the user interface look weird or with artifacts.
There are third-party tools for changing the font size in Windows 11. However, we do not recommend using them as they can cause visual glitches and break parts of the UI. Also, they often make it hard or even impossible to restore the original settings due to numerous files and registry values left after uninstalling. Stick to the accessibility settings or system scaling to ensure you have the best font size in Windows 11.
Now you know how to change the font size in Windows 11.