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Changing text/icon size on Razr Maxx?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by sbhsquared, Apr 19, 2012.

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    I'm brand new to smartphones - I started out with an LG Spectrum about a week ago and loved it... picked it specifically for the incredible screen resolution and the size of the icons & text. However, I found out that LG phones don't play nice with after-market car BT receivers. So I've sent back the LG and ordered a Maxx since that seems to be good to go on the compatibility issue. Now I'm concerned about the size of the text and icons (widgets?) on the Maxx screen. My eyes aren't what they used to be. Asked the Verizon sales people today, and they couldn't figure out any way to make anything larger on the home screen - and I know I'm already starting out with less resolution than the LG had. There was some ridiculous 'accessibility' thing on the Maxx that just opened a magnified square in the middle of the screen, but it seemed totally unusable. Are there any apps that I can use that will resize everything so that I can actually see it? I apologize if this question is either too basic or already done to death - but I couldn't find anything on the same topic through a search here. Thanks in advance!
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    Try to get a launcher from the google play store. I use go launcher. And you can change pretty much everything on the home screen including icons and text.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using DroidForums
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    Thanks - I'll look into that as soon as the phone gets here. Until then, I'll sleep a little easier knowing I'm not stuck squinting at the screen for the next two years!
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    FWIW if you download handcent sms you can change the fonts of your text conversations (sms texts).
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    How do I change the font size of an SMS conversation in handcent? My wife has trouble reading texts and this would nice for her.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using DroidForums
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    With Handcent, I believe you can download various Handcent font packages from the Play Store. I know previously in the past thats what I did.
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    Awesome thanks
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    Handcent (for me) had option to change font size - without having to download font packages. It was just there.
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    Also (for the OP) there are optional keyboards you can get from the 'Play Store' the one I use Ultra Keyboard or the trial version you can change the size, both height and width, of the keys. This not only helped my eyes but apparently my bad aim or bad thumb typing skills.
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    Thank you for all the replies - now I've got a plan of attack for when the phone gets here (probably Friday). I'm sure I'll be back with way too many *very basic* questions! :hail:

    B.
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    I found where I could change Handcent font size for the Subject... But when opening the text it defaults to normal font again. Is there a way to change the entire message font?

    thx
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    Yeah, another launcher will help. You'll be able to reduce the number of rows and columns and increase the size of icons.

    MIUI tested, mother approved.
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    When I go into settings, custom style, incoming/outgoing fonts and ajust my font size using the drop down menu it works fine for me.
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    Thanks CeCe. Found it. You rock :hail:
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    Lol.... You are welcome!!
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    I did the OS update last nite to 6.12.181 and I noticed the text program has 3 font sizes. I don't think this was there before. Can anyone verify that? I'm not talking about handcent but the original text program. This is nice.
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    I did the update Saturday and it is true it does give you a option to change font size
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    The font size option (3 choices) has always been on the razr from day 1, got mine Nov 10. First thing I checked.

    From a blind razr user.
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    Option to change what font size? I can't find any such option....even in the text messaging ap.
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    I'm assuming your using the stock app.
    Text messing>open a contact>options>more> text size

    Living on the Razr's edge "strop" aside.
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