How to Make Text Smaller on a Laptop

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How to Make Text Smaller on a Laptop
With a large laptop display, you can shrink text without losing readability. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

If your laptop has a widescreen, high-resolution display, you can shrink text without losing clarity. With smaller text, your laptop's display is less cluttered and more streamlined. The Windows Operating System comes equipped with personalisation settings, allowing you to adjust text size without adjusting the rest of the screen's resolution.

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  1. 1

    Click on the Windows "Start" menu.

  2. 2

    Click "Control Panel."

  3. 3

    Click "Adjust Screen Resolution," located underneath the "Appearance and Personalization" heading.

  4. 4

    Click "Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller."

  5. 5

    Click "Smaller" from the list of options. Depending on your individual laptop, you will have different options and a different default setting. If your default is "Medium" or "Larger" text, then the "Smaller" setting adjusts the text accordingly. If "Smaller" is already selected, you cannot shrink the text any further.

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