Explorer Fonts

  Mananin 23:13 06 Jul 2005

Can somebody tell me how (if it’s possible) to change the font (style and size) of the text in the Explorer panes displaying Folders and Files..
I’ve looked at all the options for changing in Properties/ Display/ Appearance/ Item for the Desktop but they all seem to relate to popup menus and title bars, not the working part of Explorer.
I am referring to Windows 98SE.

  johnnyrocker 23:51 06 Jul 2005

not quite sure of which you refer to but for viewing web font sizes there are two ways click view/text size and set it or if you have a wheelmouse hold ctrl and scroll to size required


  Pesala 23:54 06 Jul 2005

I couldn't find any option for this at all. It was there in Windows 3.1 and you can still run Winfile.exe under Windows 98, but it lacks long filename support.

Try xplorer² from: click here if no one comes up with a solution for Windows Explorer.

To remember what Winfile was like, press the Windows Key + R, type winfile in the box, and click OK.

  johnnyrocker 00:00 07 Jul 2005

there are acouple of options. 1 click view at top of page select fonts and set size from there, 2 if you have a wheel mouse hold ctrl and scroll for the font size you require


  johnnyrocker 00:01 07 Jul 2005

sorry got syntax error hence second posting


  Pesala 00:09 07 Jul 2005

Jonny, you're talking about Internet Explorer, not Windows Explorer.

I downloaded and installed xplorer² as I was familiar with the previous version 2xplorer. Its not bad, but a bit overwhelming if you're used to Windows Explorer. Turn off the Dual Pane and Quick Viewer from the View menu, then set the font from Tools, Options, Window, Main Font. Then it will look much like Windows Explorer.

It has lots of features including an FTP client.

  Mananin 11:31 07 Jul 2005

Will try suggestion. Thanks for confirming I was referring to Windows Explorer not Internet Explorer

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