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Resizing Page Text

The following keyboard shortcuts control text size:

  • Press Ctrl++ to increase the text size.
  • Press Ctrl+- to decrease the text size.
  • Press Ctrl+0 (zero) to reset the text size to the web page’s default size.

Note that some web pages may display incorrectly if you increase or decrease the text size.

 

Setting a Minimum Font Size – Microsoft Internet Explorer

When using Internet Explorer you can Increase or decrease the default font or text size on the web page by:

From version 7+ of Internet Explorer a handy zoom feature is included which allows you to enlarge the whole of the browser window.

To use the Internet Explorer zoom feature press “Ctrl” and “+” to increase the zoom level and “Ctrl” “-” to decrease the level of zoom.

To change the default Internet Explorer text size:

a) Open the”Page”menu using your mouse or by pressing the “Alt” and “P” keys.

b) Select the “Text Size” option with your mouse or press the letter “X”.

c) You can then choose your text size by clicking on it or use the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press the “Enter” key.

 

Setting a Minimum Font Size – Mozilla Firefox

Some websites may display text which is too small to read comfortably. To make such pages easier to read, you can set a minimum font size. On web pages that try to display text smaller than this size, Firefox will enlarge the text to your chosen size.

To set a minimum font size, go to Tools > Options, select the Content panel, and click the Advanced button in the Fonts & Colors section. You can specify a minimum font size from the dropdown menu.

Note that some web pages may display incorrectly depending on your choice of a minimum font size

 

Setting a Minimum Font Size – Google Chrome

The following options and keyboard shortcuts let you increase or decrease the text size when using the Google Chrome browser

Depending on the webpage, zooming in or zooming out may affect the webpage’s layout, causing inadvertent affects. Also, there are some limits to how large or small you can adjust the text size.

Using the mouse to adjust text size:

a) Click the “Control the current page” button.

b) Select “Text Zoom”.

c) Select “Larger” or “Smaller”, or “Normal” to make text the default size.

Using your keyboard to adjust text size:

a) To make the web page text size larger: Ctrl + + on the numeric keypad (hold down Ctrl and press +), or Ctrl + = on the main keyboard

b) To decrease the text size: Ctrl + -

c) To return to the default font size press Ctrl + 0

 

Setting a Minimum Font Size – Apple Safari

Information on how to make website page text size bigger or smaller in the Safari browser

Using the Mouse to Resize Text: 

a) Select the Safari View menu to see the various options for adjusting text size.

b) Make Text Size Bigger. This option will increase the web page text size in small increments each time you select it.

c) Make Text Smaller. This option decreases website text size in small increments each time you select it.

d) Make Text Normal Size. This is a new option in Safari 3.0 and later. It allows will return the page to a website’s original default text size.

Change Text Size From the Keyboard:

a) Make your selection from the Safari Browser’s View menu.

b) Command + + To increase text size using your keyboard, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the plus (+) key.

c) Command + – To decrease text size, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the minus (-) key.

d) Command + 0 To return to a page’s default text size, simultaneously press and hold the command key and the 0 (zero) key.

For More Information please visit…

W3C Accessibility Information

W3C Accessibility Information – Text Resizing

Disabledworld.com Accessibility Information

BBC Accessibility Information

Video Information – Resizing Text