How to Make the Letters Smaller on a Computer Screen

By Jon Stefansson

If you have vision difficulties, computers have customizable view options allowing you to change the text size, icon size and color settings. Making the font larger or smaller to suit your tastes or needs is a simple process requiring minimal computer knowledge or setup. You should be able to adjust the computer's default font settings to a suitable size within minutes.

Make Font Smaller in Windows

Step 1

Open the customization menu by clicking "Start," "Control Panel," "Appearance and Customization." Then select "Customization."

Step 2

Click "Adjust Font Size (DPI)" from the left menu.

Step 3

Use the DPI scaling box to adjust the font size. Click "Default scale (96 DPI)--Fit More Information" to reduce the font size. Click "OK" to save the changes.

Step 4

Restart the computer to apply the changes to all programs.

Make Font Smaller on a Macintosh

Step 1

Select the "Macintosh HD" drive from the desktop.

Step 2

Click "View" then "Show View Options" from the Finder menu at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Adjust the font using the "Text Size" drop-down menu.