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October 4, 2004 12:22:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I have limited vision, and solutions to a few problems are still being
sought:

1) I need to enlarge the notification area icons.
Since setting the Display dpi setting to 150% (144) and playing with other
font sizes in *Appearance*, the notification area icons are now stacked 2
high and are very small (5mm square).

2) How can I darken the *handle* in the scrollbar so that I can see it
better?

3) How can I make the vertical bar (caret?) that shows me where to type
thicker/more obvious?
Anonymous
October 4, 2004 12:22:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

2) I don't know how to change the color without totally changing Themes.
But you can make the Scrollbar bigger.

Right click the Desktop | Properties | Appearance tab | Advanced button |
Click the V next to Item to expand the menu | Select Scrollbar | Set to a
number higher than 16 |

You can preview before you Apply

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:gL78d.168$cE6.112@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net,
zulu <nothere@ntlworld.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have limited vision, and solutions to a few problems are still being
> sought:
>
> 1) I need to enlarge the notification area icons.
> Since setting the Display dpi setting to 150% (144) and playing with
> other font sizes in *Appearance*, the notification area icons are now
> stacked 2 high and are very small (5mm square).
>
> 2) How can I darken the *handle* in the scrollbar so that I can see it
> better?
>
> 3) How can I make the vertical bar (caret?) that shows me where to
> type thicker/more obvious?
October 4, 2004 10:33:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks.i tried that, but I need much nore conrast tham I have at present
..
I literally cannot SEE the handle :-((

I will play with *Themes* but don't want to lose thae changes I've already
made...they have taken me AGES. (because I can't see very well)_

"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uA7uHyhqEHA.896@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> 2) I don't know how to change the color without totally changing Themes.
> But you can make the Scrollbar bigger.
>
> Right click the Desktop | Properties | Appearance tab | Advanced button |
> Click the V next to Item to expand the menu | Select Scrollbar | Set to a
> number higher than 16 |
>
> You can preview before you Apply
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:gL78d.168$cE6.112@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net,
> zulu <nothere@ntlworld.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I have limited vision, and solutions to a few problems are still being
>> sought:
>>
>> 1) I need to enlarge the notification area icons.
>> Since setting the Display dpi setting to 150% (144) and playing with
>> other font sizes in *Appearance*, the notification area icons are now
>> stacked 2 high and are very small (5mm square).
>>
>> 2) How can I darken the *handle* in the scrollbar so that I can see it
>> better?
>>
>> 3) How can I make the vertical bar (caret?) that shows me where to
>> type thicker/more obvious?
>
!