How to make your Windows 7 with Office 2010 desktop more accessible

Setting custom text size Adjusting fonts in Outlook Using the accessibility functions of Internet Explorer Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts Magnifier Magnifier keyboard shortcuts High contrast Setting custom text size   One of the first things that people tend to do when trying to make their desktop accessible is to change their desktop resolution using the classic control panel > display menu. This is not ideal, in fact, for a lot of applications, it’s about the worst place to start. Programs will not display properly and any applications that have been designed with large window sizes will hang halfway off the screen. A much more suitable way of doing this […]

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Setting a default user logon picture

As the person who is responsible for building deployment images, you may decide that you want to force the users to have a default user logon picture for the Welcome screen, both on their local desktop and on Remote Desktop Services. There is a Group Policy setting in Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows 7 that allows you to do this. 1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press ENTER 2. Go to the following branch: Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Control Panel | User Accounts 3. Double-click Apply the default user logon picture to all users 4. Set it to Enabled 5. Exit the Group Policy Editor. This policy setting […]

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How to change DPI in Terminal Services 2008

Sometimes your users will need to make the fonts on their remote desktops a bit larger to help them see them. In Windows Server 2008 this setting is a per machine setting and so you can’t change it by user. I came across this post by Mark Prigg, who has written a very handy little program that you can install on your terminal servers to get around this problem. It really is a brilliant little tool that gives your users a GUI from which they can alter their DPI through 5 different settings. You can download it from here.

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