How to quickly change the size of the text font (a tip)
Thread poster: Nikita Kobrin

Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Apr 14, 2004

Hi folks,

I would like to share one quite useful trick for MS Windows users [I've just learnt it after my 5 years of working with computer]:

If you want to quickly increase or decrease the size of the text font you can do it by simultaneous pressing the 'Control' button and rotating a scroll wheel of your mouth (or keyboard). This trick works in almost all windows including web-pages in your browser.

Nikita Kobrin

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P.S. I've read about it in The Tool Kit - a biweekly newsletter for translators.

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Atenea Acevedo  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Apr 15, 2004

Thanks, Nikita, this is just one of the many tricks I'm sure I don't know about. And thanks for the link too!


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Yes! Apr 15, 2004

Thanks, this is quite useful. And the link seems good, too.

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David Jessop  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Jul 2, 2004

Thanks! That is really helpful.

Saludos de Bolivia.


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Maurice Thibaux  Identity Verified
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It only seems to change the viewing size not the font size Jul 9, 2004

This is neat but it only changes the display size not the actual font size - like, if you have 10 points, it is still 10 points. It did not work in Outlook though. But thanks for the trick; it's great.

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