Computer Help forum

General discussion

Browser Font

by KDub / November 1, 2004 6:31 AM PST

I don't know what I did but now some of my browser font is larger than before and it makes the screen too large to view the whole page. I have looked at every option I can change....ugh! This MUST be simple.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Browser Font
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Browser Font
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
A Couple of Possibilities
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 6:55 AM PST
In reply to: Browser Font

The operating system information would help as each version of Windows is slightly different. In addition, which browser?

Try this:

While in Internet Explorer, click on "View", choose "Text Size", then choose an appropriate size for you.

If the entire desktop is too big....RIGHT click on a blank area of the desktop, choose "Properties", then click on the "Settings" tab. Move the "Screen Resolution" slider to a larger number. Then click on the "Appearance" tab, and make the "Font" selection "Normal".

Hope this helps.

Grif

Collapse -
Re: A Couple of Possibilities
by KDub / November 1, 2004 7:47 AM PST

Strange thing is it happens on different browsers. I have AOL's browser and IE. I have tried them both, same problem. Must be a setting on the computer. ????

Collapse -
Re: A Couple of Possibilities
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 11:13 AM PST

Did you try what Grif suggested?


Mark

Collapse -
Re: A Couple of Possibilities
by KDub / November 1, 2004 1:15 PM PST

Yes, I did, and it didn't help. My settings do show normal. I must have hit a key on accident. ?????

Collapse -
Next Things To Try
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 1, 2004 1:34 PM PST
Edit the Accessibility Settings

Open Internet Explorer.
From the menubar, click 'Tools'.
Click 'Internet Options'.
Click 'Accessibility' near the bottom right.
Uncheck 'Ignore font styles specified on Web pages'.
Uncheck 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'.
Click OK.
Close all windows to get back to the desktop.

Verify System Font Settings Are Correct

Right-click an open area on the desktop.
Click 'Properties'.
Click the 'Settings' tab.
Click 'Advanced'.
Select 'Small Fonts' from the drop-down menu.
Click OK if any dialog boxes appear.
Click 'Apply'.
Close all windows.


If that doesn't work, here is another tip:

Click on Start, Control Panel, Accessibility Options, then the Display Tab.
Uncheck 'Use High Contrast'.
Click on the Settings button
High Contrast Appearance Scheme: Change back to Windows Classic

Hope this helps.

Grif
Collapse -
Re: Next Things To Try
by KDub / November 1, 2004 1:55 PM PST
In reply to: Next Things To Try

I figured it out in IE. Just...VIEW, then TEXT SIZE. AOL doesn't have that option. Jeez...now I screwed up my typing font.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.