Changing text size using Firefox

Firefox versions 1.5/2.0

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Open the View menu with the mouse or by press Alt and V at the same time.
  • Select the Text Size option with the mouse or by pressing Z .
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter.
  • Alternatively you can press Ctrl and + to increase the text size, Ctrl and – to decrease the text size.

Follow these steps to set a minimum text size for all pages you visit:

  • Open the Tools menu with the mouse or press Alt + T .
  • Click on Options, or press O , to open the Options dialog box.
  • Click the Content tab or use the arrow keys until it is highlighted (in blue).
  • In the Fonts & Colours box click on Advanced , or press Alt + D , to open the Fonts dialog box.
  • Click on Minimum font size box or press Alt + O . Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size and press Enter.
  • Click OK button or press Enter.
  • Click OK button or tab to OK button and press Enter.

Firefox earlier than version 1.5

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Open the View menu with the mouse or by press Alt and V at the same time.
  • Select the Text Size option with the mouse or by pressing S twice.
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter.
  • Alternatively you can press Ctrl and + to increase the text size, Ctrl and to decrease the text size. Ctrl and 0 returns you to the default size.

Follow these steps to set a minimum text size for all pages you visit:

  • Open the Tools menu with the mouse or press Alt + T.
  • Click on Options, or press O , to open the Options dialog box.
  • Make sure that the General option is selected if not either click on it or press Tab until it is highlighted (in blue) and then press the Enter key.
  • Click on Fonts & Colors , or press F , to open the Fonts and Colors dialog box.
  • Click on Minimum font size box or press Alt +’ Z . Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size and press Enter.
  • Click on Always use my: Fonts checkbox, or tab to this checkbox and press the Spacebar.
  • Click OK button or press Enter.
  • Click OK button or tab to OK button and press Enter.

You can also change the text size in these other browsers:

Internet Explorer
Safari
Opera
Netscape

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