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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Could someone please tell me if it is possible to change the interactive logon message font size?

    If not then is it possible to change the background image.

    We are finding that the text is too small and it makes it harder to read agains the contrast of the default background.

     

    Many Thanks in advance

    Jimmy

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:33 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    You can try the following suggestions to set the font size on the welcome screen to 100% / 125% / 150%:

     

    First, refer to this article to backup the registry key: Back up the registry

     

    Once the registry key is backed up, move on to modify the registry key:

     

    1.     Click the "Start" button, type "regedit" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar, right click on the "regedit.exe" found in the list and then click "Run as administrator".

    2.     Navigate to the following key:

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts

     

    3.     Right click the Fonts entry on the left pane, choose "Export", select "Desktop" in the "Save in" box and type "backup" (without quotation marks) in "File Name". Click "Save".

     

    Please Note: The backup file is on the Desktop and named "backup.reg". We can simply restore the registry by double-clicking the "backup.reg" file.

     

    4.     Double click LogPixels entry on the right pane, change the value to 60. (100%)

    Also, you can change it to the following values:

     

    78 (125%)

    90 (150%)

     

    5.     Exit the registry key editor and then log off the user to check the issue.

     

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Alex Zhao

     

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    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:41 AM
  • Hi,

     

     

    Your meaning is the font size of Windows 7 changed along when you use my suggestion? It’s a bit strange. But you can refer to the following link:

     

     

    How To Increase Logon Screen Text Size In Windows 7

     

    If the issue persists, back to your request,  we can change the welcome screen background using 3rd party software or changing the registry key:

     

    http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-customize-or-change-welcome.html

     

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

     

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Regards,

     

    Alex Zhao

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    Friday, September 17, 2010 6:28 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    You can try the following suggestions to set the font size on the welcome screen to 100% / 125% / 150%:

     

    First, refer to this article to backup the registry key: Back up the registry

     

    Once the registry key is backed up, move on to modify the registry key:

     

    1.     Click the "Start" button, type "regedit" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar, right click on the "regedit.exe" found in the list and then click "Run as administrator".

    2.     Navigate to the following key:

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts

     

    3.     Right click the Fonts entry on the left pane, choose "Export", select "Desktop" in the "Save in" box and type "backup" (without quotation marks) in "File Name". Click "Save".

     

    Please Note: The backup file is on the Desktop and named "backup.reg". We can simply restore the registry by double-clicking the "backup.reg" file.

     

    4.     Double click LogPixels entry on the right pane, change the value to 60. (100%)

    Also, you can change it to the following values:

     

    78 (125%)

    90 (150%)

     

    5.     Exit the registry key editor and then log off the user to check the issue.

     

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Alex Zhao

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:41 AM
  • Hi Alex,

    Many thanks for that info. Only problem is that changes the font size permanently for all users. I really would like to just change the font size on the interactive login message only. Font size should be maintained at 100% after the user logs on.

    Anymore help is greatly appreciated.

    Regards

    Jimmy

     

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:10 AM
  • Hi,

     

     

    Your meaning is the font size of Windows 7 changed along when you use my suggestion? It’s a bit strange. But you can refer to the following link:

     

     

    How To Increase Logon Screen Text Size In Windows 7

     

    If the issue persists, back to your request,  we can change the welcome screen background using 3rd party software or changing the registry key:

     

    http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-customize-or-change-welcome.html

     

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

     

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Regards,

     

    Alex Zhao

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, September 17, 2010 6:28 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.
    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

    Best Regards

    Alex Zhao

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum. If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com

     


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    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:23 AM
  • Great, it works, just I was looking for !!!!!

    Han

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:07 PM
  • Hi Jimmy, I am seeing the same thing when increasing the Login Screen font size to 125% all the users are inheriting that when they log in.  I can programmatically change it back for each individual user as they log in, but this requires them to log out and back in for the setting to take effect which is not ideal.  We are using touch screens with an application that requires 100% font size for the desktop, but logging in with the touch keyboard at 100% and not 125% is not a great experience for the users.

    You ever have any luck with getting this set for only the welcome screen and not the users (without login/logout requirements to fix the users settings)?

    Thanks..Jon


    Jon Kaloz

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:17 AM
  • That worked, a little to well. It also increased the font and icon size of everything, after I logged in.
    Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:38 PM
  • This works, but is kind of tough to implement in our environment due to the number of diverse systems. I vaguely recall that there is a way to to have a file listed prior to logon. Do you know anything about that or if it might work?
    Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:41 PM
  • I ended up getting this working by also setting the Font Size for Current Users to 100% via a preference GPO registry key.  This way as the user logs into the system, the font size is updated back to 100%.  As soon as they log out the screen switches back to 125% of size.  This makes the OSK for Win 7 usable on a 10" tablet screen.

    Jon Kaloz

    • Proposed as answer by Jon Kaloz Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:02 PM
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:02 PM