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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.

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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.


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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. ????

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

Did you try what Grif suggested?


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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. ?????

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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.

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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. I screwed up my typing font.

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