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How to make text larger in Internet Explorer for Windows

How to make text larger in Internet Explorer for Windows

To use keyboard shortcuts to change the webpage view:

Press β€˜Ctrl’ + β€˜+’ (plus) to zoom in

Press β€˜Ctrl’ + β€˜-β€˜ (minus) to zoom out

Press β€˜Ctrl’ + β€˜0β€˜ (zero) to reset to no zoom (100%)

To set your preferred text size using the view menu.

1. Open the β€˜ View β€˜ menu, or press β€˜Alt’ + β€˜V’ to open view menu

2. Select the β€˜ Text Size β€˜ option with the mouse or by pressing β€˜ X β€˜, Fig 1.

3. Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing β€˜Enter β€˜ or by clicking on it.
Fig 1 - Internet Explorer for Windows – Making text larger
Fig 1

The text on the page you are on should now have changed to reflect your choice.

Some websites have fixed the size of their text (β€˜hard-coded’) and as a result these websites will not show the change you have just made. If you would like to use your larger text on these sites follow the following steps: 

1. Click on the β€˜Tools β€˜ menu with the mouse or press β€˜Alt β€˜+’Tβ€˜.
Fig 2 - Internet Explorer for Windows – Making text larger
Fig 2

2. Click on β€˜Internet Optionsβ€˜ option with the mouse or press β€˜Oβ€˜. You should now see the β€˜Internet Optionsβ€˜ box as shown in Fig 2, above.

3. Click on the β€˜ Accessibility β€˜ button which is highlighted with a red circle in Fig 3 with the mouse or press β€˜ Alt β€˜+ β€˜ E β€˜.
Fig 3 - Internet Explorer for Windows – Making text larger
Fig 3

4. Click the β€˜Ignore font sizes specified on web page’ checkbox to add a tick or press β€˜Altβ€˜ + β€˜Z’ as shown in Fig 4.
Fig 4 - Internet Explorer for Windows – Making text larger
Fig 4

5. Click the β€˜OKβ€˜ button and then β€˜OK’ again in the β€˜Internet Properties’ box, to exit to Internet Explorer.

Note: β€―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 this is theβ€―case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: September-04-2017

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