Change Menu Text Size in Windows 10 Creators Update

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has removed the ability to change advanced text sizing options. Various options to configure the text size for user interface items like menus, title bars, icons and other elements have been removed along with the classic Display settings. Here is how you can change the Menu text size in Windows 10 Creators Update.

Like other text sizing options, the text size of menus could be configured in "Advanced sizing of text" classic applet. Here is a screenshot from Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607:

After you click that link, the following window will appear on the screen:

In Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, this dialog has been removed. Thankfully, it is still possible to change the text size using a Registry tweak. Let's see how.

To change menu text size in Windows 10 Creators Update, do the following.

To adjust the text size of menus in Windows 10 version 1703, apply a Registry tweak as described below.

  1. Open Registry Editor. If you are not familiar with Registry Editor, see this detailed tutorial.
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

  3. Change the string value named "MenuHeight".

    Set its value data using the following formula:
    -15*desired height in pixels

    For example, to set the title bar height to 18px, set the MenuHeight value to

    -15*18 = -270
  4. Repeat the same for the parameter MenuWidth.

The steps above will increase the size of the menu bar. Now, let's tweak the font appearance.

The menu font size is encoded in the value MenuFont, which is a value of REG_BINARY type. It stores a special structure "LOGFONT".

You cannot edit it directly, because its values are encoded. But here is the good news - you can use my Winaero Tweaker, which will allow you to change the menu font easily.

  1. Download Winaero Tweaker.
  2. Install the app and go to Advanced Appearance\Menus.
  3. Change the menu font and its size to anything you want.

Now, sign out and sign in again to your user account to apply the changes. If you are using Winaero Tweaker, you will be prompted to sign out.

That's it!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “Change Menu Text Size in Windows 10 Creators Update”

  1. Sergey, your Winaero Tweaker is a great piece of software, but lack one, most important for me option: change system font size. The idiots from Micro$oft don’t allow to change this size, and under 1920 × 1200 this font is so tiny, I can’t read it! Please tell me, is any option to change this [censored] tiny font to bigger?

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