If you are on a Mac:
Hit the "Command" (apple) and the "+" keys
to make the text font size appear larger in your browser.
If you are on a PC using Internet Explorer 7:
1: Press Ctrl and + at the same time to enlarge text
or Ctrl and - (minus) to make it shrink text. (You
can do either of these multiple times) Ctrl and 0 (zero)
returns you to the size the page was designed to be.
Method 2: While pointing at the Web
page, hold the Ctrl button while you roll the mouse
wheel forward (away from yourself) for larger text
or backward (towards yourself) for smaller text).
NOTE: With either of the methods above, the larger
or smaller text & grqphics size stays with you
as you click on links and navigate to other pages,
but it does not effect other Tabs. If you exit out
of Internet Explorer and come back, pages will be shown
at their normal sizes.
Method 3: Go to the menu and choose
Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility. Click
to put a check in front of ignore font sizes specified
on webpages. The you can click on the menu View > Text
Size, and choose the size you want such as Larger or
Smaller as you wish. (The dot next to the choices indicates
which choice you are currently using). If you use this
approach, it will effect all websites you visit indefinitley.
You would need to go back to Tools > Internet Options
> Accessbility to take the check mark off to return
to a normal view.
If you are on a PC using Firefox 1.5 or 2:
Hold Ctrl key while you roll the mouse wheel, toward
you to make text bigger, or roll it away from you to
make text smaller. The new text size will stay with
you as you go to other links, other websites. It will
not effect text size on other Tabs. But when you exit
Firefox, it forgets those new sizes. Next time you
bring up the Firefox browser, all Webpages will appear
with the text size they were originally given by the
Or you can click on the menu View > Text Size > Increase
one or more times to make text bigger. View >Text Size
> Decrease makes text smaller and smaller each time
you use it.
Or use hold Ctrl key while pressing the + key. Each
time you press Ctrl + text size will get bigger. Hold
Ctrl while you type the minus - to make text smaller.
You can pres Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return text to normal
Another idea: changing the resolution of your screen:
you want everything (text & graphics)
bigger (or smaller) in ALL of your programs, not just
text on the Internet, then you might want to change
your Screen Resolution. On a PC, Right-click your desktop
and choose Properties. Go to the Settings Tab. Under
Screen resolution, drag the slider to the left (toward
less) to make everthing bigger on your screen.
Mac, go under the "apple" menu at the top
left > System Preferences > Displays and choose
a small number for resolution.
NOTE: By following the above instructions, settings
on your computer will be changed. These settings may
or may not return to a default state when the computer
is rebooted. Use caution when making changes to your