Windows 10 - File Explorer - Line height cropping at larger text size
I am raising this issue for a colleague. Please get in touch if you would like to get screenshots and discuss further.
· I am using Windows 10
• with 31 inch monitor.
• The current display settings is set to 350% for accessibility reasons.
• Under ease of access’, ‘make text bigger’ I set text size to ‘225%’.
1. In File explorer, when I select the (preferred) view option to either ‘list’ or ‘details’, the text, whilst large enough, is bunched and cropped height wise, making it quite difficult to read and distinguish. Unfortunately, the other view options (medium, large and extra-large icons, ‘content’ or ‘tiles’) do not work, as the icons are either too large for the screen, the text is large and wraps truncating major part of the file name.
2. The folders and files are grouped into columns across the page rather than one continuous set of rows down the page (preferred). Therefore, this only leaves the ‘small icons’ option, which, whilst not ideal, is the best option available at the moment. The main downside with this is that the name of the folder or file does not show in full (i.e. there is no scroll bar at the bottom to use to scroll to the right – the only way around it seems to be to right mouse click on the name and select ‘rename’ – this brings it up in full, but is a bit slow and cumbersome to use to be quite honest).
3. There does not appear to be a way to remove the preview or details pane on the right hand side of the page/screen.
While the font size of the folder and file names is good, they are far too small for the menu item names at the very top of the page. Given I have the ‘CBB’ version of Windows 10, are there any settings that I could apply to get around this? (This discrepancy in font sizes carries through to other aspects, such as subject, date, time and sender information in e-mails, menu fonts in Outlook 2013, icon sizes at the bottom of my screen, and in applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. This matter has been raised in a separate ticket with Microsoft.)
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The magnifier is a basic feature and will be very helpful for anyone including the visually challenged. Fixing it asap will be very helpful.
This is an extremely important issue and must be fixed on a high priority.
Aaron Bovis commented
I support the above comments. That is also my experience. Accessibility settings such as these need to be afforded a high priority ahead of the next scheduled upgrade, if at all possible. Thank you.