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Font size in Palm Desktop

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I use a 15" 1400x1050 screen. Using Palm Desktop the font size of the applications is so small, that I have a hard time reading it. Any suggestions? (Please, don't tell me that I can increase the system font size in Windows, that is not the issue here). Thanks.



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No, I'm afraid there's no way to change font size in Palm Desktop. I've been told that the font size is hard-coded into Palm Desktop, which is quite unfortunate if you use a higher screen resolution on a laptop. D'oh - presumably they're aware and will fix the bug in the next release of the software.
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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

  Exit "regedit"

  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

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Thank you, so much, for your input.

I am so happy that now I can read my Palm desktop!

 

You can also add 'Bold', as in 'Arial Bold', to FontGeneral... tried it.

Maybe Italic, too... didn't try.

 

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