An update is available that enables OEMs to change the default zoom level of the new Windows experience UI in Internet Explorer 10

Introduction

This article describes an update that adds a feature control key to Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8. The feature control key enables OEMs to change the default zoom level of the new Windows experience UI in Internet Explorer 10 that runs on screens in an immersive scale factor of 1.4.

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Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To configure the feature control key, follow these steps:
  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_140_DEVICE_SCALE_FACTOR, and then press Enter.
  5. Locate and then click the following newly created registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_140_DEVICE_SCALE_FACTOR
  6. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click the DWORD (32 bit) value. 
  7. Type iexplore.exe, and then press Enter. 
  8. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  9. In the Value data box, type the value that reflects the default zoom level in Internet Explorer, and then click OK.
    Note The registry key accepts the decimal values of 150, 175, or 200.
  10. Exit Registry Editor.
For more information about the Internet Feature Control keys, go to the following Microsoft website:
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Article ID: 2789725 - Last Review: Dec 6, 2012 - Revision: 1

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