How 2 make the icons in Notification Area bigger?

  Triprajul 08:38 02 Apr 2010


A visually impaired family member finds the icons (e.g. Volume Control) in the Notification Area of the Taskbar far too small for her. How can I make these icons bigger? I have tried the “old” trick of “unlocking” the Taskbar and turning on the Quick Launch bar. Then, I click on the Quick Launch bar, click on “View” and finally “Large Icons”. The Taskbar gets bigger but the icons in question stay the same size. Anyone know a better way? Any help given is greatly appreciated.

  Zak 10:06 02 Apr 2010

Right Click anywhere on the desktop and select properties

Select appearance tab and change font size to large or extra large (for desktop etc.)

Select Settings tab and click on Advanced

Change DPI setting to large 120dpi

You will then be asked to reboot

Also if using flat screen use Clear Type tuning:
click here

  march 15:40 02 Apr 2010


dont think it's possible to change the size of icons in the notification area

you can change them on the taskbar if that helps you in any way by doing the following

rightclick on taskbar, uncheck 'lock the taskbar',

rightclick on taskbar again, look at top of choices that pop up & choose 'view',

select 'large icons'

rightclick taskbar again & check
'lock taskbar'

have a look here for other hints that might help

click here

click here


  I am Spartacus 16:57 02 Apr 2010

For WinXP

Right Click anywhere on the desktop and select properties

Click Advanced

Choose Caption Buttons from the drop down list and increase the font size

Click OK and then click Apply

  rdave13 17:09 02 Apr 2010

If Windows 7 try the magnifier in Docked Mode; click here

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