It is inexcusable that Palm will not address and fix the font issue with the Desktop software listed below.
The software is basically unusable.
Grow up Palm ... people have wide screens with high resolution now, and your workaround solution is a joke.
You should do a Google search and see what people are saying about you on this issue.
Don't you have any programmers there who can do this? Set a date and get it done please.
Article ID: 35549
Changing the font size in Palm Desktop
The Palm Desktop application was designed for the average screen resolutions used by the majority of our customers. Depending on your system, the fonts in Palm Desktop may be too tiny to read in resolutions beyond 1280x1024.
There is no way to set the font size in Palm Desktop.
One workaround is to lower your screen resolution when working with Palm Desktop. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Display, then Settings. You can lower the resolution on the Settings screen.
Palm Desktop has not been owned by Palm for four or five years now. It was property of PalmSource, which was subsequently acquired by Access Company of Japan. Access delivered the Centro version of Desktop to Palm.
So let me see if I understand ... Palm basically outsourced the support for the Desktop software to another company (via a sale) and then accepts poor software from them and allows users to think that Palm is an incompetant software company that can't write decent code?
You would think that Palm would put some pressure on them to develop software that reflects the quality of the product and the image they want to project ... right ???
Using "regedit" I was able to change the font size larger for use with the Palm Desktop software.
Run "regedit" and export (save) a backup copy for safety File > Export
Search for "FontSmall" Edit > Find > Find what > FontSmall
Click on FontSizeGeneral and change the "Value data" to 16
Run Palm Desktop software and enjoy the new legible font size!
Notes: 1) The location of the Palm Desktop software on my system using "regedit" is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\U.S. Robotics\Pilot Desktop\Core * Your location of the Palm Desktop software may differ.
2) I tested this on monitors using resolutions of 1280 x 1024 and 1024 x 768 The font size is noticeably readable and much, much better
3) You may also change the font family from the default (Arial) to another, such as Verdana, etc. FontCard (Changes the font family in the side panels) FontGeneral (Changes the font family for most of the program fonts)
4) Operating System: Windows XP Pro Palm Desktop v4.1.4