This section explains how to use the Zoom controls and adjust font sizes in the Firefox browser on Windows 11. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.
1.The easiest way to make text larger is to use the Zoom controls. Click the Menu button in the top-right corner of the browser window, then use the + (plus) and – (minus) buttons to zoom in and zoom out of the page. You can also press the Ctrl and + (plus) keys to zoom in and the Ctrl and - (minus) keys to zoom out.
2. When you use the Zoom controls, you’ll see a Zoom percentage indicator appear in the address bar. Click on this, or press Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return to the default size.
3. You can also increase the default zoom level in Firefox, or set the zoom to apply to just text on the web page, rather than images and buttons. Click the Menu button, then click Settings.
4. Scroll down to the Language and Appearance section and click the dropdown menu next to Default zoom. Select a new Default zoom level.
5. Click the checkbox for Zoom text only to have the zoom apply solely to text.
6. Another approach is to set a higher default text size. You can change this across all text by clicking on the Size dropdown menu for the Default font. Alternatively, click Advanced.
7. Here you can change the settings for the Proportional and Monospace fonts. Increase the Size for each.
8. Click the dropdown menu for Minimum font size to increase the minimum font size. By default, your new settings will only apply when the designer of a website hasn’t set their own font sizes, but you can override their sizes with your own. Just click to untick the box marked Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above.
9. Finally, click OK to apply your changes.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.