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  • Question

  • Dear all,

    is there a way to allow limited users to change the default font size within their profile? Using the Adjust Font Size applet requires elevation and our users are not defined as administrators.

    Thank you,

    Fabrizio


    Windows Desktop Admin
    Friday, April 15, 2011 8:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is true that Windows 7 can do this while the non-administrator users cannot Adjust font size (DPI) in Windows Vista. DPI settings are system-wide (many registry keys under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ need to be modified) and therefore can only be changed with administrative privileges.

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:50 AM
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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    That is how it works within limited users.

     

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

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    Monday, April 18, 2011 10:02 AM
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  • Thank you for your reply. 

    However I was wondering whether any Group Policy settings or registry tweaks existed to bypass this annoying and (IMHO) useless restriction. In Windows 7 it doesn't seem to be like that...

    Fabrizio


    Windows Desktop Admin
    Monday, April 18, 2011 11:31 AM
  • Hi,

    It is true that Windows 7 can do this while the non-administrator users cannot Adjust font size (DPI) in Windows Vista. DPI settings are system-wide (many registry keys under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ need to be modified) and therefore can only be changed with administrative privileges.

    Regards,


    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. ”
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:50 AM
    Moderator