Accessibility: Ease of Access Display Settings

Windows 10

In Windows 10: One of two ways, depending on your version of Windows:

A. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Display. 

B. Select the Start button, then select Settings > System>Display

See the options below for more details on the various settings.

Night Light (W10 v1704)

Description: Your display emits blue light—the kind of light you see during the day—which can keep you up at night.

To help you get to sleep, turn on night light and your display will show warmer colors at night that are easier on your eyes.

To schedule night light so it turns on automatically, select  Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings.

Under Schedule, do one of the following:

To have night light turn on at sunset and then turn off at sunrise, choose Sunset to Sunrise.

To set your own hours, select Set hours, then enter the time for night light to turn on and turn off.

Note that devices with DisplayLink or Basic Display Driver graphics drivers, or devices using HDR, do not support the night light feature. If your night light toggle is grayed out, you may need to update your display driver.

Make Text Bigger (W10 v1809)

To make just the text on your screen larger, adjust the slider under Make text bigger.

Make Everything Bigger

(All versions of windows 10, this is the regular display scaling)

To make everything larger, including images and apps, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger. This allows for all items within windows to be enlarged by set percent. 125-350%.

Earlier Versions of Windows:

Windows 7

Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution. Click Make items larger or smaller. Select desired settings.

Windows 8/ 8.1

If text and other items (like icons) on the desktop are too small, you can make them larger without changing the screen resolution.

Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping  Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering Make text larger in the search box, and then tapping or clicking Make text and other items larger or smaller.

Drag the slider until the items in the preview image are the size you want them to be.

Tap or click Apply.

You'll see the change the next time you sign in to Windows.

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