Control Internet Explorer and Windows Help Font Size

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

To set Internet Explorer's font size (and Windows Help), cut and paste the following code into iefontsize.reg file and run it to hack the registry.

For Internet Explorer 5+

REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\International\Scripts\3]
"IEFontSize"=hex:02,00,00,00

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For Internet Explorer 4

REGEDIT4
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\International\1252]
"IEFontSize"=hex:02,00,00,00

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See .REG files for background information on .REG files.

The legal values for IEFontSize are 01,02,03, and 04 with 1 being the smallest, 4 the largest and 2 being the default medium font. Experiment. Get a font size you like. Keep the version of iefontsize.reg that works best for your vision. Since Windows tends to lose these settings, use the .reg file to keep the font size to what you like best.

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