How to make the text larger in web browsers for Mac .

These pages explain step-by-step how to increase the size of text, or make the entire web page larger, in web browsers running on Mac systems.

Change the text size in Firefox 3

To increase or decrease the magnification of text on a web page in Firefox, press Apple and '+' (plus) to make text bigger or Apple and '-' (minus) to make text smaller. To return the text to its original size, press Apple + 0.

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on 'View' and then 'Zoom' in the drop-down menu, or press Ctrl + F2 to highlight the menu bar and press the right arrow key to open the 'View' drop-down menu, then use the down arrow key to navigate to 'Zoom'.

If you want to only change the text size rather than everything on the web page, make sure 'Zoom Text Only' is ticked. You can tick or untick it by clicking on it, or use the arrow keys to highlight it and then press Enter.

Click 'Zoom In' to increase the text size, or 'Zoom Out' to decrease the text size. Alternatively, use the arrow keys to highlight one of the size options and then press Enter. (In older versions of Firefox, you need to choose 'Text Size' in the drop-down menu rather than 'Zoom', then choose 'Increase' or 'Decrease'.)

Change the text size in Opera 9

To increase or decrease the magnification of a web page in Opera, press '+' (plus) to zoom in by 10%, or '-' (minus) to zoom out by 10%. (In older versions of Opera you can also press 9 to zoom in, and 0 to zoom out). To return the page to its original size, press Apple + 0 or press * (asterisk).

Change the text size in Safari

To increase or decrease the magnification of a web page in Safari, press Apple and '+' (plus) to zoom in, or Apple and '-' (minus) to zoom out. To return the text to its original size, press Apple + 0.

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on 'View', or press Ctrl + F2 to highlight the menu bar and press the right arrow key to open the 'View' drop-down menu. If you want to only change the text size rather than everything on the web page, make sure 'Zoom Text Only' is ticked. You can tick or untick it by clicking on it, or use the arrow keys to highlight it and then press Enter.

Click 'Zoom In' to increase the text size, or 'Zoom Out' to decrease the text size. Alternatively, use the arrow keys to highlight one of the size options and then press Enter. (In older versions of Safari, you need to choose either 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller').

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