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Font size

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Gary, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Gary

    Gary Flightless Bird

    As I get older, I'm finding font sizes to be too small in web pages and
    in documents, sometimes. I need to spend a few moments adjusting fonts
    so they're large enough to read comfortably.

    In my Mac work, there's a shortcut: Cmd+ and Cmd- that allows me to
    adjust font size easily.

    Is there a similar easy method for Windows 7, either with operating
    system shortcuts or with some application I could buy and install?
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/12/2010 12:04 PM, Gary wrote:
    > As I get older, I'm finding font sizes to be too small in web pages and
    > in documents, sometimes. I need to spend a few moments adjusting fonts
    > so they're large enough to read comfortably.
    >
    > In my Mac work, there's a shortcut: Cmd+ and Cmd- that allows me to
    > adjust font size easily.
    >
    > Is there a similar easy method for Windows 7, either with operating
    > system shortcuts or with some application I could buy and install?
    >


    Control key plus the + key will make the fonts bigger and Control plus -
    will make them smaller.

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Gary wrote:
    > As I get older, I'm finding font sizes to be too small in web pages and
    > in documents, sometimes. I need to spend a few moments adjusting fonts
    > so they're large enough to read comfortably.
    >
    > In my Mac work, there's a shortcut: Cmd+ and Cmd- that allows me to
    > adjust font size easily.
    >
    > Is there a similar easy method for Windows 7, either with operating
    > system shortcuts or with some application I could buy and install?
    >

    That is a matter for the browser, not Windows 7. If you are using IE,
    there are two options that will enlarge the the type on a web page. The
    first sets only the font size and won't work if fonts are set to an
    absolute size in pixels. On the "Page" drop down menu select "Text
    size." The second option is to enlarge the whole page. On the same
    "Page" drop down menu, select "Zoom." If you have the Status Bar
    enabled, the Zoom option is also available in the bottom right corner.
    The Zoom can also be called with Ctrl+ and Ctrl-.
    --
    Crash

    "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."
    ~ Samuel Johnson ~
     
  4. Carroll Robbins

    Carroll Robbins Flightless Bird

    Gary <gary_w1@hotline.com> wrote on Mon, 12 Jul 2010 06:04:21 -0400 in
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    >As I get older, I'm finding font sizes to be too small in web pages and
    >in documents, sometimes. I need to spend a few moments adjusting fonts
    >so they're large enough to read comfortably.


    I assume you want to enlarge the entire desktop image, not just the text.
    To do this semi-permamently, go to "Control Panel -> Display". To
    temporarily enlarge a portion of the desktop use the Magnifier tool. To be
    effective this requires Aero.
    --
    Carroll B. Robbins, Jr.
     
  5. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 06:04:21 -0400, Gary <gary_w1@hotline.com> wrote:

    > As I get older, I'm finding font sizes to be too small in web pages and
    > in documents, sometimes. I need to spend a few moments adjusting fonts
    > so they're large enough to read comfortably.
    >
    > In my Mac work, there's a shortcut: Cmd+ and Cmd- that allows me to
    > adjust font size easily.
    >
    > Is there a similar easy method for Windows 7, either with operating
    > system shortcuts or with some application I could buy and install?



    A Windows standard to change font sizes, working in many (but not all)
    applications, including IE, Word, etc.: hold down the Ctrl key and
    scroll the mouse wheel; one direction makes it bigger, the other
    smaller.
     

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