IE11 text size does not conform to Control Panel setting - by baroque-quest

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

ID 862975 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 4/28/2014 10:31:28 AM
Access Restriction Public


I have three desktops, all running 64-bit W-7 (mix of Pro and HP).  Two are running IE10 and one is running IE11.  All have current updates.  All have had their "Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Make text and other items larger or smaller" set to Medium because my vision is not great.  All monitors are 4:3 ratio displays.

If I start IE11, go to "Favorites -> Organize favorites", and look at the pushbuttons at the bottom of the dialog (New Folder, Move, Rename, Delete, Close), I see that the font size is smaller than expected, in other words, these widgets are ignoring the preference setting.

Please fix this bug.
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/12/2016 at 12:14 PM
Classic IE is intended to maintain a "compatibility promise" that it will be compatible with all apps, sites, etc. as it was before. We are only making security fixes and nothing that may risk that compat promise. Thus resolving this issue won't fix.
Best regards,
The MS Edge Team
Posted by Microsoft on 4/30/2014 at 12:45 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team