View Full Version : Customization possible?

03-16-2004, 07:51 AM
I liked the Big buttons of "Copy"/ "Paste" etc. in the standard buttons bar in Win98.
But in WinME, Win2000 and WinXP, these buttons are replaced by "Copy to"/ "Paste to" etc. and also they are smaller in size.

Is there any option for bringing my Win98 style in these versions of Wndows?


03-16-2004, 12:55 PM
Your Windows help files should tell you how to do that.

Search for "Desktop" or "Fonts".

It will probably send you to "Control Panel>Display>Appearance".

Are you referring to the right-click context menu text fonts?

03-18-2004, 02:45 PM
Yes, but these are not all the options in the right click menu.
Basically, i used the copy, cut and paste buttons of it.
In WinXP, they are copy to, move to etc.
And also, these buttons are quite tiny in WinXP.
Control Pannel> display> appearance doesn't have any option to change it.
I m not working in XP, so i will check it in Win XP

03-18-2004, 04:46 PM
The items [and the wording of those items] in the [right-click] context menus are constructed by Windows Explorer using settings retreived by Explorer from the registry. I used to change the wording, to make them more informative, by editing the registry.
e.g. Right-click on a ".reg" file and the "default action" I worded as "Merge using regedit".
The particular fonts used are determined by configuration settings I think.
Your "Display>Settings>Screen Area" would tend to make everything look smaller if set to higher values. So you would need to counteract that by using bigger icons & larger fonts.
The "Display>Appearance" settings would be the ones to change I guess.
Use your "Start>Help" facility to find "Fonts>To change the way the items on the desktop look".
Mine says to go to "Display>Appearance>Item>Menu" and alter the fonts.
I'm assuming this will alter the "Context Menu" along with the others menus

03-19-2004, 01:18 AM
I don't know whether you have tried this, but there is an option in the toolbar customization menu to make the icons larger.

Right click on the tool bar > customize > Icon options > large icons