Dear Computer Lady,
I purchased a small PC to hook up to my TV. I use it mainly to access web content and watch movies from my desktop.
My problem is that when I use file manager to select a movie the text is too small to read at my viewing distance.
I’ve tried alot of things in control panel and I can’t change the font size or bold it or anything. If I use one tool to make things bigger the program window gets bigger..but I can’t see all data unless I scroll side to side. I’ve been looking for a free/shareware file manager that would allow me to customize the appearance of text …any suggestions?? I can read text on websites just fine.. But windows explorer is a pain.
I read your question with interest because I am going to be hooking a computer up to my TV in the next few months as well.
I don’t know of any program that will allow you to change the text size in Windows Explorer, but have you tried the magnifier that comes with Windows?
You can access the magnifier in the start menu. Just go to:
Start ==> Programs ==> Accessories ==> Ease of Access ==> Magnifier
Windows 7 has three different ways you can use the magnifier, you can have it magnify the entire screen (which probably means you will be scrolling back and forth again) You can have it magnify a small box that follows your cursor around, or you can have the magnified portion be in a strip across the top of your screen. You can experiment and see which method works the best for you.
If anyone else has a better solution, I will be sure to let you know.