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How to Change Your Browser's Text Size

For More Comfortable Reading


Most web browsers allow the user to make the text larger or smaller. The CCHS website has been carefully designed to cooperate with this feature at all times. Here are some instructions on how to change your text size in various browsers.

Browsers for Windows

Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox

Resizing the browser text in these programs is extremely easy and effective. Load any website and then simply press CTRL and the - or + keys to reduce or enlarge the text on the site.

Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher / IBM Home Page Reader 3.0 and higher

Load any website and then simply press CTRL and the - or + keys to reduce or enlarge the text on the site.

The support for adjusting the text size in Internet Explorer is limited. To access it, use the top menu and select View > Text Size. There are only five options. Experiment with them to find a size that you like.

If this selector has no effect, you may wish to go into another menu and modify some settings. Use the top menu and select Tools > Options. Then select the button labeled Accessibility. A window will appear (see picture) will several options:

  • Ignore colors specified on Web pages - allows you to set all text to black (or another color you specify).
  • Ignore font styles specified on Web pages - allows you to set the font (typeface) you prefer.
  • Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages - allows you to over-ride a website's font sizes. Check this box if necessary.
  • Format documents using my style sheet - a feature for advanced technical users that allows the appearance of pages to be radically changed.

If you are unable to obtain the desired result in IE/HPR, other browsers may be a good solution.

Netscape Navigator
Netscape 4.x

There are two ways to adjust the font in the early Netscape browsers: using the mouse or keyboard. Using the mouse, select View > Increase Font or View > Decrease Font. Or use the keyboard for the same effect: press CTRL and the [ or ] keys to reduce or enlarge the text on the site.

Netscape 6, Netscape 7, & Netscape 8

Recent versions of Netscape offer excellent control of type size, using either the mouse or keyboard. Using the mouse, go to View > Text Zoom, and then select whatever option you like. Or use the keyboard to nudge the size up and down: press CTRL and the - or + keys to reduce or enlarge the text on the site.

Opera

Opera offers what may be the best options for individuals with low vision, because it allows the user to increase not only the text on the page, but the images too in the same proportion. To access this feature, go to View > Zoom, and then select the best option for your needs. To make easy adjustments from the keyboard, just use the - key for a 10% reduction or the + key for a 10% increase.

IBM Home Page Reader

See Microsoft Internet Explorer, above.

Other Browsers
K-Meleon

K-Meleon offers two ways to adjust the font: using the mouse or keyboard. Using the mouse, select View > Increase Font or View > Decrease Font. Or use the keyboard for the same effect: press CTRL and the - or + keys to reduce or enlarge the text on the site.

Browsers for the Macintosh

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Internet Explorer

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Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox

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Netscape Navigator

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Netscape 4.x

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Netscape 6 and higher

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Opera

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Safari

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Browsers for Linux & Unix-based Systems

Internet Explorer

unknown

Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox

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Netscape Navigator

unknown

Netscape 4.x

unknown

Netscape 6 and higher

unknown

Opera

unknown

Other Browsers

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Galeon

unknown

Konqueror

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If you have any additional need for technical support, please contact us for assistance.