Seeing Clearly: How Windows Settings Affect Sizing

Written By: Margaret Saville of Quadis Technologies

from June 7, 2012

The size and appearance of windows within Microsoft Dynamics GP can be modified by making changes to screen resolution and display preferences in the computer’s Windows settings.

Screen resolution:  Right click on the Windows desktop and select Screen Resolution. Try raising or lowering the resolution size to test how the Microsoft Dynamics windows will look.

Display preferences:  Right click on the Windows desktop, click Personalize, and select Display. The choices for text/font appearance are 100%, 125%, and 150%.

Registry font size:  Changes to the registry should be done by IT staff or someone familiar with the Windows registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFonts

Review these three fonts – MS Sans Serif, MS Serif, and Courier 10, 12, 15. If the value data contains an “F” prior to the .FON extension, the default Windows setting is 125%. An “E” indicates 100%. To make text in Microsoft Dynamics larger, change the value’s letter to an F (for example: MS Serif at 125%, SERIFF.FON).