How to Change the Font Style and Size of Menus and Icons

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Changing the size and style of the fonts that go with your icons or menus is one way of customizing your desktop. These instructions are for Windows 98.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Windows

Step 1

Click the Start menu button. Scroll up to Settings, and select Control Panel.

Step 2

Double-click (click twice rapidly) on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window called Display Properties.

Step 3

Click on Appearance. Click on Item, then scroll down and click on Icons.

Step 4

Use the Font box underneath to select the font face that you prefer to use. Change the font size in the Size box to the left. Some systems will allow you to add bold or italics.

Step 5

Repeat the previous two steps, using Menu instead of Icons in the Item box.

Step 6

Click OK to accept the resized icons and fonts.

Step 7

Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • To return to the default setting, select Windows Standard under Scheme. Click OK.