Change Text Size

How to adjust browser text size

Text size on Web sites can be adjusted within your browser and the text will generally remain proportional to the page. Text on Web sites that are not standards compliant may or may not adjust and, if they do, they most often will not adjust proportionately making the Web site difficult to view and navigate.

Changing text size in Internet Explorer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can choose the most appropriate size for you.

Changing text size in Firefox

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can increase or decrease the text size to suit your preference.

Windows keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and – to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Macintosh keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Cmd and + to increase the size
  • Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size
  • Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Safari

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller from the drop down menu.

  • Press Cmd and + to increase the size
  • Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size
  • Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Opera

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Zoom from the drop down menu. From here you can choose an appropriate percentage.

Windows keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and – to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Macintosh keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Cmd and + to increase the size
  • Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size
  • Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

In many of these browsers you can also change the text size by pressing the Ctrl or Cmd key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the size of the text.

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