Make Text More Readable
If you are having trouble reading the text on the screen, you can scale the screen to a higher dots per inch setting to make the text more readable. The default setting in Windows 7 is 96 DPI (dots per inch) which means that 96 pixels will be used for every inch of screen space. If you increase the DPI to a higher pixel count the same inch of screen space will appear larger.
TIP: Right Click on the desktop. From the menu, Click on Screen Resolution. The Screen Resolution window appears. Click Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller. The Display window appears. Click Medium – 125%. Click Apply. You must log off for the changes to take effect.
If you want to change to another setting follow the steps above to select another size or even enter your own value by Clicking the Set Custom Text Size (DPI) link and typing a percentage value in the text box.
MORE OPTIONS: Another way you can make your text more readable is to take advantage of Windows 7’s ClearType technology, which smoothes fonts to make them sharper and easier to read. To ensure your display is optimized for ClearType, run the ClearType Text Tuner. Click Start, type cleartype, and then click ClearType Text Tuner in the search results.