Notification area icons etc.

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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?
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  1. 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

    --
    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?
  2. 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?
    >
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