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Tiny, unreadable font size when on the Internet
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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
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Sep 16, 2005

Hello everyone

Something funny seems to have happened: whenever I'm on the Internet, the fonts are so small I can hardly read them - in fact, I often can't.

I'm not aware I've changed anything to the settings of my computer (I wouldn't dare!)but I do know that my computer is set to download upgrades automatically, if that is a clue.

I have Windows XP.

Oh, how I wish I knew anything about computers))

Many thanks in advance

Philippe


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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Try this Sep 16, 2005

Hi Philippe,

If you are using Internet Explorer, click 'View' on the toolbar and go down to 'Font Size'. In other browsers, this might be different (e.g. Opera is 'View/Zoom').

Good luck and I hope you can read this

Chris


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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
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Vielen Dank! Sep 16, 2005

Textklick wrote:

Hi Philippe,

If you are using Internet Explorer, click 'View' on the toolbar and go down to 'Font Size'. In other browsers, this might be different (e.g. Opera is 'View/Zoom').

Good luck and I hope you can read this

Chris




It worked! Thanks (So simple and obvious, once you've been told....)

Well, I've learnt something new thanks to you.

Best regards


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Andy Watkinson
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Changing font size Sep 16, 2005

Hi Philippe,

Another, faster way of changing size is to turn the wheel on your mouse (if you have one, a wheel, I mean) while holding down the CTRL key.

This also applies to Word documents and PPT presentations. Faster than fiddling about with the font size box at the top of the screen.

Hope you can read this

Andy


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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
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No mouse Sep 16, 2005

andycw wrote:

Hi Philippe,

Another, faster way of changing size is to turn the wheel on your mouse (if you have one, a wheel, I mean) while holding down the CTRL key.

This also applies to Word documents and PPT presentations. Faster than fiddling about with the font size box at the top of the screen.

Hope you can read this

Andy

Thanks Andy but no mouse - so I'll stick to the previously explained procedure. But thanks anyway.


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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It's easier with Firefox Sep 16, 2005

It's even simpler if you use Firefox as your browser. Just press control and plus sign to increase the font size, control and minus sign to decrease it.

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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 16, 2005

Jack Doughty wrote:

It's even simpler if you use Firefox as your browser. Just press control and plus sign to increase the font size, control and minus sign to decrease it.


Thanks, Jack


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xxxsarahl
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no mouse? Sep 16, 2005

Philippe Boucry wrote:

Thanks Andy but no mouse - so I'll stick to the previously explained procedure. But thanks anyway.


Now you have my attention! Tell me how you're using your computer without a mouse, never liked the rodent myself


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xxxPFB  Identity Verified
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Mice Sep 17, 2005

sarahl wrote:

Philippe Boucry wrote:

Thanks Andy but no mouse - so I'll stick to the previously explained procedure. But thanks anyway.


Now you have my attention! Tell me how you're using your computer without a mouse, never liked the rodent myself


Ah, there you are! Last time I heard from you, you were on your way to a Paris street that doesn't exist!

As for mice, can't say I like them much either - which is why I got two cats from the nearest cats' shelter home, and a laptop from the computer shop


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xxxtlmurray
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Keyboard tips Oct 15, 2005

sarahl wrote:
Now you have my attention! Tell me how you're using your computer without a mouse, never liked the rodent myself

WIndows, by default, foolishly does not enable the underscores in menus until you press Alt. First, you should enable this in your Display control panel.

Now, you will note each menu item has one character that is underlined, like F for File or E for Edit -- you just press Alt+the underlined letter to activate that menu. Then in the list that drops down, you press the underlined letter you want, with no Alt this time.

In dialogs, Tab moves around the options, space bar activates radio buttons and check boxes, and you will also note some items have underlined letters. For these, some times you need the Alt and sometimes you don't -- this takes a bit of practice and experience, but it's a fast learn.


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