But what about making everything bigger throughout Windows? The icons, the toolbars, the text in pull-down menus–everything? Turns out Windows 7 is easily enlarged:
1. Open the Control Panel, then click Appearance and Personalization.
2. Under the Display section, click Make text and other items larger or smaller.
3. As you’ll see, the default is Smaller. Choose one of the other two settings–Medium or Larger–and then click Apply. (Be sure to save any other work first, as you’ll have to log out of Windows and back in again for the changes to take effect.)
Presto! Now Windows is a lot easier on the eyes (and I mean that in the literal sense). It may take a little while to get used to the bigger fonts and whatnot (I had to readjust some of the viewing panes in Outlook), but ultimately this is a great solution for anyone suffering from computer-generated eyestrain.