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Old 11-26-2010, 09:20 AM
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I don't know if it was accidental or intentional, but this morning the text size here on YORF is slightly but noticeably larger, and I like the change!
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:37 AM
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I don't know if it was accidental or intentional, but this morning the text size here on YORF is slightly but noticeably larger, and I like the change!


'Tis easier on the ol' eyes for sure.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:41 AM
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It looks the same to me.
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I don't know if it was accidental or intentional, but this morning the text size here on YORF is slightly but noticeably larger, and I like the change!


Hold down the CTRL button and move your scroll button on the mouse. It changes the font size in Firefox and Chromium. Probably works on IE too.

You most likely did that accidentally and didn't notice at the time.


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No, it doesn't make any difference. (I never use the scroll knob because it's in such a location that I can't bend either adjacent finger to reach it without great effort.)
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No, it doesn't make any difference. (I never use the scroll knob because it's in such a location that I can't bend either adjacent finger to reach it without great effort.)



Most people who accidentally change text size, accidentally drag their hand across the scroll button while their other hand is resting on the CRTL button.

You can also hold down CTRL and push the + or - key to do the same thing, BTW.

If your text size doesn't change using either method, something is screwy about your computer. I never use IE, but I looked it up and text size can be changed using the same methods as Firefox and Chromium.

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Most people who accidentally change text size, accidentally drag their hand across the scroll button while their other hand is resting on the CRTL button.

You can also hold down CTRL and push the + or - key to do the same thing, BTW.

If your text size doesn't change using either method, something is screwy about your computer. I never use IE, but I looked it up and text size can be changed using the same methods as Firefox and Chromium.

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The text size looks the same to me as well. But if anyone is having difficulty reading YORF's text at its default size, using their browser's zoom function (as you have described) is an easy fix. (That's why they all include it.) My laptop has a multi-touch track pad and no scroll wheel. I inadvertently zoom the screen in or out sometimes when I am trying to move the cursor from one side of the screen to the other. Just as with other inadvertent actions that are triggered by a careless flick or gesture, I'm not really sure what I do to invoke it, but I just hit Control-0 to bring it back to default. Firefox apparently has a number of actions that can be invoked by making certain moves on the trackpad. I wish I knew what those gestures were so that I could use them deliberately for a change.
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Most people who accidentally change text size, accidentally drag their hand across the scroll button while their other hand is resting on the CRTL button.

You can also hold down CTRL and push the + or - key to do the same thing, BTW. -SNIP-
That did the trick--Thank You!
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Hold down the CTRL button and move your scroll button on the mouse. It changes the font size in Firefox and Chromium. Probably works on IE too.

You most likely did that accidentally and didn't notice at the time.


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I have a Mac running Safari and that just makes everything (as in the whole screen) to zoom in. Maybe that only works on PCs?
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I have a Mac running Safari and that just makes everything (as in the whole screen) to zoom in. Maybe that only works on PCs?


I imagine it has more to do with Safari than the type of hardware.
You can try holding the control key while hitting the plus or minus key and see if it acts differently than the scroll wheel, but I imagine it will do the same thing.

According to a quick search, you have a menu tool for zooming text only. You can also install an extension called rightsizer that let's you right click the mouse for changes. Here's a description of it.

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Rightsizer is for myopic fussy people. It's basically a better replacement for the "zoom text only" feature of Safari. Unlike Safari's built-in feature, Rightsizer lets you zoom text in specific parts of a web page instead of all the text on a page. More precisely, it lets you zoom specific kinds of text on a page. And it can remember your font size settings for a web site and reapply them the next time you visit that site, if the page has the same kinds of text. You use modified right-clicks to tell the extension what to zoom—hence the name "Rightsizer".
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