How to change text size in windows task manager winxp

Trying to get to resetting my winxp pro text size in some of the windows system paynes.
I have changed the winword, I have changed the display catagories. Still no help. I get a faint font that is hard to read in the text of task manager and other display paynes.
Help.
Would really like a nice visual display with the controlling locations of fonts.
Thanks much.
Clay
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  1. Clzwldsconfusion said:
    Trying to get to resetting my winxp pro text size in some of the windows system paynes.
    I have changed the winword, I have changed the display catagories. Still no help. I get a faint font that is hard to read in the text of task manager and other display paynes.
    Help.
    Would really like a nice visual display with the controlling locations of fonts.
    Thanks much.
    Clay


    Did you follow this procedure ?

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5934816_change-xp-system-fonts.html
  2. ksiemb said:

    Yes I've been thorough this many times.
    It's just one of those things that can drive you batty when you know a little about display.
    I have task manager open and as I look I see arial narrow 10pt bold heading, Menu at 12pt Arial narrow, status bar showing 14pt Arial narrow(as a test) and the field view of processes text is a faintish ? 10 pt non bolded maybe arial.
    I have set MS word to 12pt narrow arial.
    What I need to find is the regedit location of the specific file or it's controller.
    I have gone in and changed ? got to think where it is Ahh here it is.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\FontSubstitutes

    In the right pane, change the Font Name for: MS Shell Dlg and MS Shell
    Dlg2.
    Then right click the Desktop/Properties/Appearance/Advanced/
    Icon and set the same Font Name there. Ok your way out, then reboot
    I know someone more talented then me can get me to the magic place.
    I know there is a controller but have yet to find it and I have been trying for a while.
    I use opera for my browser and it is highly controllable.
    Thanks for your reply.
    Clay
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