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How to enlarge fonts while on the internet

by farnand1 / April 8, 2004 5:09 AM PDT

Hi, I am teaching my 90 year young father -in-law how to get on and use the internet. The words are so small, he can't see them. Is there a way I can enlarge the words on the pages on the internet. Thank you, farnand1

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Re:How to enlarge fonts while on the internet
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2004 6:55 AM PDT

Two methods you can try.

1. In IE, the View, Text Size ...
2. In the Control Panel, add Accessability items such as the Magnifier.


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Re:Re:How to enlarge fonts while on the internet
by farnand1 / April 8, 2004 7:56 AM PDT

You are great. You have solved everything I've asked on this board. Thank you so much from my father in-law and I. farnand1

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Re:Re:How to enlarge fonts while on the internet
by kimphall / April 11, 2004 1:12 PM PDT

Do you know how to make the larger font size stick. My wife keeps having it shrink back to Medium size when browsing or opening IE. This is in XP Prof.

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(NT) XP? Try the XP forum. And mention which version of Browser.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2004 7:03 AM PDT


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Re:How to enlarge fonts while on the internet
by Aivas / April 12, 2004 5:50 AM PDT

Here's a quick way to enlarge type in web pages.

Hold down the control key and move the mouse 'scroll' wheel. One direction makes the type smaller, the other makes it larger.

("Go ask Alice....I think she'll know...")

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Re:How to enlarge fonts while on the internet
by retgin / April 19, 2004 9:53 AM PDT

If your mouse has a wheel,
hold down CTRL and spin the wheel
just small spin changes size.
I am 73 yrs of age and use this
method often.

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Font Size
by Djellison1019 / February 7, 2009 3:07 AM PST

I need to enlarge the font size on everything on the internet.from the news to my email, accounts, et.

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The best solution: ...
by Kees Bakker / February 7, 2009 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: Font Size

a bigger monitor and/or a lower resolution. Would work nice with CRT's (second hands are VERY cheap). Wouldn't work pleasantly with LCD's.


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