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

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 Windows systems.

How to make the text larger in Firefox 3 for Windows

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

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on 'View' and then 'Zoom' in the drop-down menu. Or press Alt + V and then press Z. 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 by pressing T.

Click 'Zoom In' or press I to increase the text size. Click 'Zoom Out' or press O to decrease it.

Change the text size in Google Chrome

You can change the size of web pages at any time by using the following keyboard shortcuts: press Ctrl and '+' (plus) to zoom in, and press Ctrl and '-' (minus) to zoom out. Press Ctrl + 0 to return to the default size.

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on the Page Menu icon at the top right, or press Shift + Alt + T to access the toolbar, then press the right arrow key until 'Control the current page' is highlighted, and then press Enter.

Change the text size in Internet Explorer 5 or 6

Click on 'Zoom' in the drop-down menu or press Z. Click on the size you want, or use the up and down arrow keys to select a size and press Enter.

Change the text size in Internet Explorer 7

Unlike earlier versions of Internet Explorer, IE 7 has a zoom feature that allows you to enlarge the whole browser window. To do this, press Ctrl and '+' (plus) to increase the zoom and Ctrl and '-' (minus) to decrease the zoom.

You can also change just the text size. The way to do this does depends on how the site has been built. For many sites you only need to do the following:

Click on the 'Page' icon in the menu bar and then select 'Text Size' from the drop-down menu, or press Alt + P and then press X.

Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it, or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter.

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%. To return the page to its original size, press Ctrl + 0 or press * (asterisk).

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on 'View' and then 'Zoom' in the drop-down menu, or press Alt + V and then press Z.

Click on the amount by which you want to increase or decrease the text size, or use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the value you want and then press Enter.

Change the text size in Safari

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

You can also do this via the menu bar. Click on 'View', or press Alt + V, 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 by pressing E.

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'). To return the text to its original size, choose 'Actual Size'.

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