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Increase Font Size/Make It Resizable

I have a hard time to read all the (white) text on the dark background since the font is simply too small. I am not sitting very close to my TV and sometimes I even have to walk closer to the TV to be able to read anything. Especially when navigating through the settings of Xbox.

It would be great to be able to increase the font size.

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  • choppyseizechoppyseize commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Im actually surprised this isn't a thing either. I have lots of friends that get closer to the TV to read things. Its a great idea. I think this should be a feature for sure.

  • PackedBumpPackedBump commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Come on Microsoft this is one that needs to be sorted out. As a visually impaired gamer also I have a hard time reading a 48inch HD TV even from only around 6ft away which is the recommended distance for the size.

  • WrittenSun2WrittenSun2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have perfect vision and I have a hard time reading the font. My tv is older but it is an HD.

  • Perfect XPerfect X commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, I can't read anything on the screen and I have a 50 inch screen and sitting only 10 feet away from it. I switch to XBOX 360 and the font is perfect.

  • ARaja452ARaja452 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm a visually impaired gamer and I find using the interface hard because of the text size

  • roiklesroikles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems like modern games are only tested on 23-27inch screens that are designed to be sat right in front of. My partner and I purchased Dishonored 2 this Christmas but are really struggling to play it from the sofa as the text is far too small and also in a cursive font.

    I have poor eyesight but wear glasses and I get headaches trying to read the text. My fiance also has poor eyesight but is also dislexic and the font choice they have used is almost impossible for her to read.

    I appreciate that its likely impossible for Microsoft to build in a font size adjusted that just works across all games but it would be nice if the QA team actively rejected games that didn't meet accessibility guidelines and refused to publish them until they met regional law requirements and recommendations for accessibility.

  • RitulshurikenRitulshuriken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. Killing my eyes.
    Games like Minecraft and Terrarria have teeny fonts too. Why is that?
    The main UI is shockingly small.

  • WoofyCat113WoofyCat113 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just wanted to add a "me too" from me and a "me three" from my husband. Neither of us can read the small text without getting up to peer at the telly and we're not *that* old...

  • RosadoRosado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed 100%. I have a 55" TV and still need to sit quite close to it in order to be able to see the games subtitles... Its really bad experience... Tks

  • CinderanCinderan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please at least offer an option to change the white text to gray or something. White text on a dark backgrounds - light hits each word reflects and scatters into each other. This makes it hard to reads and is stressful on the users eyes.

  • rocketdudezrocketdudez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The person who designed this tiny keyboard must have been ***. There's no other explanation for this

  • PizzaBunny11PizzaBunny11 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Xbox One - Main menu icons/text is so small it's extremely difficult to read unless you are sitting in front of your TV 2-3 feet way. I have 20/20 vision, 42 inch TV and the left side icons seems smaller than the App Icons on a Iphone6 plus. That is just really sad and disappointing, hopefully Xbox Dev teams listens the end user. Not sure what's going on with Dev. UI Team, this is America bigger is better, not smaller icons and text!

  • LycksellLycksell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How is it even possible that the current size of fonts and icons got through UI-testing? And there is no way to increase it? This is very bad UI-design flaws that shouldn't even exist in 2016 for a company like Microsoft.

  • toshiiba007toshiiba007 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Create a feature that allows the modification of the size of the police (text unreadeable in case of TV smallers than 60 inches or you should be very close)

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