Desktop Icons

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  1. FlutteringBy

    FlutteringBy Senior Member

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    Hi All,

    How do I adjust the text size of my desktop icons?......right now the text really, really small & I'd like it a bit bigger.....

    I've been looking through the settings but obviously haven't found anything yet.....

    Many Thanks,
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  2. RobKort

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    I don't think this is possible other than trying with a alternate home launcher, and I think ADW Launcher EX is the only one optimize for tabs. Once installed you can download a home theme that has bigger letter. I believe that there is one called XL icons or something. Sorry that can't remember the name, if i do I'll edit the post. ;)
     
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    After a while you don't even notice that they have text, because you know what each icon means.
     
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    Frederuco Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use ADW Launcher EX and have the text hidden, but you can adjust the size if you want it larger.

    I also think ADW is much faster than the stock launcher.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your replies.....

    Yes, Icebike, I agree that after a while you don't even notice the text, but I've been helping our local seniors group & for 3 in particular, this is their first exposure to "computer stuff".....so as a result they are reading absolutely everything.....:).....but they do love their tabs....

    I'll check out ADW, that might be just what I'm looking for.....

    I appreciate your help,
    FlutteringBy
     
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    Its off topic, but what do they use the tablets for?
    You just caught my interest is all, lol.

    Sent from my A500 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    What text??? :p
     
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    They're using their tabs for playing games (cards, word, puzzles etc), they listen to their "special" music, take video's & pics, do a bit of photo editing, read books, check out Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Body & other sites....

    They find that the tabs are not as intimidating as a desktop or laptop, so each day is a new adventure......:D.....
     
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    Cool :)
    A tablet is closer to a pen and paper (using your hands) than a computer is, so i can see how it would be less intimidating. Keep up the good work ;D
    Teach them how to video chat with relatives too. Some of them may find that cool and useful.

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  10. FlutteringBy

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    Yes, video chat is on the horizon & I'm sure they'll get a lot of enjoyment from it.....:D......
     
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    FlutteringBy, what your doing for the seniors is very cool. Hats off to you.
     
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    Many thanks, 2000roadie......

    Its very rewarding when you see the look of amazement & smiles on an elderly face, at what they've just accomplished.......:)....

    And they are teaching me so much too.......thank goodness I have this wonderful site to turn to when I need some answers.....:D....
     

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