How to Restore Default Display Settings in Windows 10

Q. The upgrade to Windows 10 has made it very difficult for me to see things on my laptop.  Everything got teeny tiny, for one thing.  I had it set up before to accommodate my visual needs, and tried to replicate what I had before the upgrade with larger fonts and so forth …. but when I went down the rabbit hole of changing the color scheme, many pages do not display the way they should.  Nothing like trying to guess where to enter text for a search, or a black-on-black drop-down menu. 

I simply want to restore the default display settings, so I can start over, but all search results only address previous versions of Windows.  Even this forum insists the answer is already here. It is not.  I already know how to change colors.  That’s what got me in trouble in the first place.   I do not want to completely reset everything with a system restore.  I just want to restore the default display. 

Longing for the simpler times when MS provided a nice range of displays in various palettes to pick from.


I suggest you follow the below steps to change the settings and check if it helps.

Step 1: To check the text and font size follow the below steps.

1.       Go to settings.

2.       Click on “system”, under the display options click on “Advanced display settings”.

3.       Then click on “advanced sizing of text and items” and check whether the text and font size settings.

Step 2:  To check the color contrast follow the below steps and check.

1.       Press “Windows+X” and go to “control panel”.

2.       Click on “Ease of access center” and click on “Choose high contrast theme”.

3.       Under “High contrast themes” check whether any option is selected, if selected then I suggest you select an option under “Windows Default themes”.

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