Changing text size using Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer now has a zoom feature included which allows you to enlarge the whole browser window.

  • to do this press€˜ Ctrl â +€˜ + â to increase the zoom and€˜ Ctrl â +€˜  â to decrease the zoom.

You can also change the text size. The way to do this does depend on how the site has been built.

  • For many sites you only need to do the following:
  • Open the€˜ Page â menu with the mouse or by pressing€˜ Alt â€˜+’ P â .
  • Select the€˜ Text Size â option with the mouse or by pressing€˜ X â€˜.
  • Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press€˜ Enter â .

The text on the website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

However some websites have fixed the size of their text (‘hard-coded’) and as a result these websites will not show the change you have just made. If you would like to use larger text on these sites follow the following steps:

  • Click on the€˜ Tools â menu with the mouse or press€˜ Alt â€˜+’ O â .
  • Click on€˜ Internet Options â option with the mouse or press€˜ O â . You should now see the€˜ Internet Options â box.
  • Click on the€˜ Accessibility â button with the mouse or press€˜ Alt â€˜+€˜ E â .
  • In the Accessibility box click the€˜ Ignore font sizes specified on web page â checkbox to add a tick or press€˜ Alt â€˜+’ Z â€˜
  • Click the€˜ OK â button to return to the Internet Options box.
  • Click on the€˜ OK â button, or press€˜ Tab â until€˜ OK â is selected and then press€˜ Enter â to return to Internet Explorer.

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


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