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Martyn

Weak eyes and small text

I've been using this forum for about three months now and have found it very helpful and encouraging. From a complete bread baking novice I have become quite handy at baking good bread that my friends and family want to eat. My thanks goes to all who contribute and to those who keep this forum running.


My only criticism of this site is, as I type this post I have in front of me a large white window with very small text. When I reply to a forum post I see a small white box with very small print. Without resorting to using a separate text editor, is there any way I can increase the size of the text whilst editing a post? I feel I cannot be the only forum user who has a slight visual impairment.


Once again, thankyou for this valuable source of information and inspiration,


Martyn.

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sheffield (not verified)

You may be able to change the font in your browser settings.

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Martyn

I'm using Firefow 3.6.3

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sheffield (not verified)

I use the same browser and I have the small reply screen also.  You can change some fonts by clicking on tools at the top of the page then click on options and then click on content.  Play around with changing some of these and see if it helps.

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Daisy_A

Hi Martyn, I sometimes need to increase the size of the text in the reply box. I have a small screen computer and the text opens at a very small size in my browser.


I use Firefox on Mac iBookG4 and can increase the viewing size in increments by using Apple/Command plus '+' and reduce it with Apple/Command '-'. Sorry I don't know the equivalent of the Apple/Command key on a PC but there must be one! I seem to be able to increase it in Firefox alone by following View - Zoom - Zoom In in the drop down menus. Glad you raised this as I hadn't tried these before. Hope you find something that works for you.


Also as someone beginning with artisan breads it's encouraging to hear about your progress with the breadmaking. Hope I can improve also!


Regards, Daisy_A

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tananaBrian

...As an guy who's of an advanced enough age to understand your EXACT problem, let me share the solution with you:


 


- Hold down your CTRL key on your keyboard and roll your mouse's scroll wheel forward ...voila!  While holding the control key down, the scroll wheel acts like a zoom control.  I use it all the time when a web site's text is too small.  Works in Firefox and Internect Exploder and probably most other browsers nowadays.  This solution is quick and easy, no menus required.


 


Brian


 

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Yippee

No more clicking to enlarge the %s!  Thanks, Brian. There's always something new to learn here!


Yippee

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OldWoodenSpoon

No Mouse? Then just hold down the CTRL key and press the + (Plus) or - (Minus) key on your numeric keypad (instead of scrolling the mouse wheel you do not have) to get the same result.


OldWoodenSpoon

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serifm

You can change the font size in your browser preferences.

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Martyn

Yay, I can see :-)


What seems to work best for me in Firefox is; click on the view menu then go to zoom, select "Zoom text only". Then, when you use Ctrl+ or Ctrl-, the forum page stays the same size but the text just gets bigger.


Thank you for helping me out folks!


Martyn

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Falsehat

On my computer using Vista I can easily change screen size by


holding down either Ctrl key and and scrolling with the mouse wheel, changes the screen size. Scroll up and it gets bigger, down and it shrinks,


The feature must be built into Windows as I did not install it.

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Doughtagnan

get a life and get  your eyes tested - you need specs mate. I put it off for years squinting at screens. Cheers Steve

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tananaBrian

Haha!  I did get my eyes tested and have glasses, including special glasses just for computer usage.  I have more pairs of glasses kicking around the house than I have fingers and toes!  No, it's just that once in awhile a brilliant webmaster somewhere decides that 3-pt font is just dandy ...or has correctly sized fonts all over the whole screen, but one or more illustrations on the same screen contains tiny text that you need to read.  Glasses fix 90% of the issues, but not all!  It's nice to quickly zoom in/out as needed (hint: Ctrl-0, that's a zero BTW, resets to normal zoom)


Brian