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Post: #28265 Andy Hamilton
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:26 pm

I use safari and firefox to surf the web so I am not sure if this works with all browsers but if you press apple key and + you can make this page bigger- well the font size bigger. This I asume works on a PC if you use control key and + or indeed minus to make it smaller.
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Post: #30695 the.fee.fairy
Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:01 pm

works on mine...i use firefox too.

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Post: #46649 JasonP71
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:06 pm

Firefox on the PC still uses the CTRL and + or - keys (or mouse scroll button) to change text size, as does Internet Explorer 6.

With Internet Explorer 7, holding down the CTRL key and pressing + or - zooms in and out (or holding CTRL while moving scroll wheel on mouse), difference being that the graphics zoom in and out too, not just the text size. There is a indicator at bottom right corner to show zoom level.

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Post: #46652 Shirley
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:11 pm

Nice one!! Thanks Jason.

F11 on a windows system will give you full screen viewing too - wont' affect text size or anything but will allow you to see a bit more at the top and bottom of the page. F11 again to resume to normal view.
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Post: #46697 Millymollymandy
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:28 pm

ooh how exciting - I didn't know any of those things! That zoom might come in handy sometimes for those (strange) people on forums who decide to change the font and font size to tiny. :roll:

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Post: #46706 Muddypause
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:06 pm

Firefox users:

Install the All-In-One Gestures extension. With the mouse over an image, hold down the right button and draw an anti-clockwise square, starting at bottom left. The image will double in size.

Install the Custom Buttons extension, and make your own toolbar buttons. Then visit this thread for dozens of different codes people have written for it, including Resize Text in this post (click on the Resize Text link - it'll downlad the code into the Custom Buttons extension). Very useful for those of us who refuse to admit we need to wear glasses.
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Post: #51439 metricben
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:06 pm

Yep, works on Ubuntu with Firefox. Thanks for the useful shortcut!

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Post: #79256 frugalbelle
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:01 am

I've only been using my computer for 4yrs,I click on view, go to Text size and click on largest does'nt seem to alter very much the font size, have'nt been able to use the data shown here I use XP
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Post: #86534 marshlander
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:07 pm

Oooo your all sooo clever!
f11 i understand and it works. :cheers:
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Post: #92020 tim&fatima
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:03 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:ooh how exciting - I didn't know any of those things! That zoom might come in handy sometimes for those (strange) people on forums who decide to change the font and font size to tiny. :roll:


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Post: #92146 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:41 am

Hang on whilst I get my magnifying glass! :mrgreen:

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Post: #212183 scrap
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:14 pm

marshlander wrote:Oooo your all sooo clever!
f11 i understand and it works. :cheers:
Instructions for posting photos - dont even understand the instructions! :? Have to ask stepson when he comes to visit!


Computers aren't that hard to work with...its the instructions,that's where I usually smeg up... :oops:
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