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Jimmygadget
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Palm Desktop 4.1.4 font size for Windows XP

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I run Windows XP and I have the most up-to-date Palm Desktop v. 4.1.4.  However, my Palm desktop font is so small I can barely read it.  I need to make the font larger so it's readable for my eyes.  I was advised to click on Tools, then go to preferences and change the font size there.  Unfortunately, Windows does not offer this solution.  What do I do now??  JIm

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jim--any info turn up about increasing font size for win xppro?

 

thanks,

 

c.

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Using "regedit" I was able to change the font size larger for use with the Palm Desktop 4.1.4 software and Window XP.

  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"

    File  >  Exit

  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) (FontCard is a regedit value)
        FontGeneral    (Changes the font family for most of the program fonts) (FontGeneral is a regedit value)

  4) Operating System: Windows XP Pro
        Palm Desktop v4.1.4

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hi, i after looking for a long time to enlarge the font size in my palm tx [for calendar and other categories, i was glad to find your solution. but adjusting the size to 16 or 18 did not result in any change.

 

i'd appreciate your advice.

 

thanks

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Works perfectly, Great solution, Thanks for saving my tired eyes! 

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