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Possible To Increase Lettering Size?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:17 AM

Hi, I've not had Win XP Home all that long and can't find an option I need to make fonts bigger (if there is such an option) (And is 'font' the right word, I'm talking about the on-screen lettering)
Everythings fine at 800x600 but sometimes I surf into a site that says it only displays properly at 1024.
So I set the slider to 1024, but then the font size is almost too small to read without a magnifying glass and I go crosseyed, get blurred vision and get a headache.
I've got a 17" monitor,so do I need to buy a 21" to make the lettering bigger, or is there any other way?
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 01:35 AM

In both Internet Explorer and FireFox you can adjust the font size by selecting the View tab in the toolbar and go to Text Size.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:19 AM

hold the ctrl button down and scroll your mouse wheel in ff to increase and decrease

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:53 PM

The sizing of lettering is this just due to using the Internet or generally your computer?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 20 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

MickinPlymouthUK -


Did you try the other suggestions?


You can leave your settings at 800x600 even tho' a website says it is optimized for some other settings if you want. You'll just have to use the sliders at the side and bottom of your browser to view the entire page.


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#6 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:01 PM

Hi everybody, I think I've solved it thanks, I have to go through IE and use the magnify icon to inflate the lettering.. :)




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