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Win10 Start Menu font size issues

I have some sort of funkiness occurring with a Windows 10 laptop (ver 1909).  When I click on the start menu, the fonts for the program list is extremely tiny

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However, if I click and drag a tile, then the font restores itself (see pic #2).  At the same time, once I move a tile, I am unable to align them horizontally (see how the Lenovo tile does not line up).

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I tried deleting the user profile but logged in again just to find the problem still existing.  I also logged in as other users without success.  So this issue appears to affect the Default profile.  I just don't know how to address the issue.

Any help is appreciated.

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Is this happening on the laptop screen itself? or on an external monitor you have connected to it? Do you have an external monitor connected?

I'd check the following:

Click on the Start menu and then click on the Gear icon (Settings) > Ease of Access
Adjust the 'Make Text Bigger' slider and click Apply. Then test your Start menu.

In that same settings page, check the drop-down to select the size of apps and text.


Click on the Start menu and then click on the Gear icon (Settings) > System > Display

Under and under the Scale and Layout section:
- Select the Display Resolution from the drop-down list that is tagged as the 'Recommended' resolution for your laptop.
- Select the text size (percentage) that is tagged as the 'Recommended' setting for your given screen resolution.

Apply settings, then click on the 'Advanced scaling settings' link and make sure there are no custom scaling values entered here.

If nothing above fixes it maybe try updating your graphics driver and see if that helps?
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Start with these basic commands:
sfc /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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If you feel that the Default profile is corrupted, you can copy the folder from another computer and replace it.
Maybe replacing just C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database could work too.
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