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Easily Adjustable Font Size

by Bill 888 / March 3, 2009 4:43 AM PST

I have had some problems with IE7 recently and have been looking at different browsers. IE7 crashing at a few specific websites and slower.

I have tried FF3, Chrome, Opera and K-Meleon. The one function I haven't been able to get working on any of these or they simply do not have easy an easily adjustable font like IE has where you can put the Capital A on toolbar and adjust. I need for it to stay at that size until I change it as most simply change the size on their own when you navigate from the page or site. In addition I want it to change the size of font sent to the printer which none of the above support except IE7.

Any ideas of a browser that might support these functions?

Thanks

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Not sure I entirely understand your needs.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2009 6:50 PM PST

In Firefox, and I believe in IE7 as well, holding down the CTRL key and pressing the + key on the number pad will increase the text size on all tabs within the browser window. CTRL and - will reduce the size.

Are you saying that this does not work for you, or that it works, but is not suitable?

I am unsure about enlarging he font size for printing, but perhaps that same method would work?

Let me know if I have misunderstood.

Mark

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by Bill 888 / March 3, 2009 11:34 PM PST

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your feedback. I was not aware of the tip you suggested and it certainly is closer to what I miss from IE7 than anything else I have found. It does appear to work better in K-Meleon than in FF as it appears to be more "global" holding the font size from website to website which FF does not appear to do. In addition it does not always allow font size adjustment within print preview.

I am trying to replicate the function in IE7 that is accessed off the menu bar,view, text size and then give you 5 pretty much global settings. I have that shorted cutted and place with a "capital A" on my main function bar with home,printer and tools icons so it is easily accessible with one 2 mouse clicks.

Trying to replicate a commonly used function but beginning to think I will need to wait for IE8.

Thanks, you certainly got me closer to where I want to be.

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Firefox
by curadebt_complaints / March 6, 2009 12:42 PM PST
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Try firefox it is free and reliable. I am using it for last 3,4 years and it provides good results to me.

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