1. Pete's Avatar
    In the Display settings, try changing the text size slider to 300%. I found that you get a better look for many of the core apps. It's subtle, but pretty nice (especially the Weather app, where things are no longer cut off at the bottom).

    This setting gives me back what I've been missing from my 1520 - more stuff on my screen. Text is smaller of course (for apps that support system font resizing), but it's comfortable for me to read.

    I've found that whenever I change the display fond size, I have to re-download a bunch of apps (27 of them), and it's (oddly) not once per font size either.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    12-07-2015 08:27 AM
  2. EDDS's Avatar
    so I've changed mine to 300% too and most of my 3rd party app have ridiculous sized text for example whatsapp.

    Are you saying if I redownload the apps they will abide by the system settings and have smaller text?
    12-07-2015 10:12 AM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    There's also another trick to adjusting text size, where you can keep the smaller layout and have larger text. The "text slider" that you're talking about is not just for text it's for "text, apps, and items". This slider changes the size and layout of pretty much everything.

    Settings - System - Display

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    To adjust ONLY the text size, go into:

    Settings - Ease of Access - More Options

    wp_ss_20151207_0002.jpg


    Now, with this combination of two completely different settings, one can adjust only the text size while still retaining their preferred layout and scaling of everything else.
    Pete and aximtreo like this.
    12-07-2015 10:22 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar

    I've found that whenever I change the display fond size, I have to re-download a bunch of apps (27 of them), and it's (oddly) not once per font size either.

    Are you saying if I redownload the apps they will abide by the system settings and have smaller text?
    I'm still scratching my head on this one. I've never ran into an issue where I had to re-download an app to "fix" it's font/text size.
    12-07-2015 10:25 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Beats me. I guess it's some kind of bug. I'll report it in the feedback app.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    12-07-2015 04:02 PM
  6. Uncled1023's Avatar
    Beats me. I guess it's some kind of bug. I'll report it in the feedback app.
    Can confirm. Just updated my text and ~26 apps re-downloaded. What I saw, was that they were all Windows 10 Universal Apps. And I read that w10 universal apps are the only ones that utilize the text size setting.
    Ed Boland and Pete like this.
    12-07-2015 05:36 PM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    Yeah, that's how I reported the issue. I'm sticking with the 300% now - the apps that do scale look wonderful like this.
    12-08-2015 01:24 AM
  8. Michkol's Avatar
    Gonna try it too...
    12-08-2015 04:22 AM
  9. hprvez's Avatar
    Apps are able to adapt to several display sizes because they scale. To scale better the developer can implement several assets with different resolutions, but they are only downloaded the first time you "need" them, for instance after using continuum or changing the scale factor on the phone itself. The additional assets are deleted after 30 days of no use
    12-08-2015 09:05 AM
  10. Pete's Avatar
    Yes, that's what I understood, but the apps are downloading every time you change the size scale.

    So change to 300%, the apps will download
    Change to 350%, the apps will download again
    Change back to 300%, the apps will download again

    etc. Every time you change the size, the Universal Apps will download.
    12-08-2015 09:38 AM

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