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Tech how to increase font size in mesage

MikeL2 09 Aug 10 - 10:41 AM
Jeri 09 Aug 10 - 10:45 AM
MikeL2 09 Aug 10 - 10:49 AM
Susan of DT 09 Aug 10 - 12:03 PM
Bernard 09 Aug 10 - 12:13 PM
Don Firth 09 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM
MikeL2 09 Aug 10 - 01:23 PM
MikeL2 09 Aug 10 - 01:25 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 09 Aug 10 - 01:26 PM
Don Firth 09 Aug 10 - 07:28 PM
Bill D 09 Aug 10 - 10:48 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 10 Aug 10 - 12:21 PM
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Subject: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: MikeL2
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:41 AM

hi

I have just bought a new laptop with windows 7 as OS.

I have downloaded Mozilla firefox as my browser. I have adjusted the text to suit my tired old eyes.
However the text in the main parts of the page increases while the text in the other parts of the screens reduces the text.

So in the box where I type this message I have very small text while in the main document it is quite large now.

This new laptop is a much bigger screen than my other one but the type is smaller in this message box.

Help Anyone??

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:45 AM

You might want to change the font settings back to too small. then ctrl/+ until you can read the font.


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: MikeL2
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:49 AM

hi Jeri

Many thnks for this. Now it seems so obvious but my brain must be scrambled after installing all the new stuff on my newbie laptop.

Time for a drink I think ....lol

Regards

Mike


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Susan of DT
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 12:03 PM

I have been searching these out since I will be having cataract surgery soon. On firefox, use control +. There is also a setting to make the fonts in the threads bigger - let's see whether I can find it again - tools -> options -> content-> fonts.

Win 7 has a magnifier under control panel, accessibility, appearance or some such path). It is somewhat awkward to use - a 3x5 rectangle that follows your mouse and makes everything double size.

Making messages bigger on Outlook was even worse - the font size setting are nested about 5 screens in and I have not yet found one to make the titles in the inbox big enough to read easily. Anyone know how to do this?


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Bernard
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 12:13 PM

Control + works for Internet Explorer 8, too.


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:01 PM

My GAWD!!   It WORKS!!

THANK YOU!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: MikeL2
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:23 PM

hi susan

Sorry to hear about your cataracts. I hope everything goes OK for you.

I have just been told only two weeks ago that I will need surgery in about a year as my cataracts are getting worse.

So Iwill need to be aware of all the things you have so kindly explained for me.

Regards

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: MikeL2
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:25 PM

hi don

As this is a music site I thought that I had better put a music link in to warrant the "upper slot".

" I can see clearly now......".

Corny ( or is that cornea ??) I know.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 01:26 PM

Ctrl in combination with scrolling the mouse wheel will zoom you in and out as well


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Don Firth
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 07:28 PM

All kindsa good stuff!

Yeah, looks like cataracts here, too. When I was having my eyes examined for new glasses, my ophthalmologist said that he could detect the very beginnings of cataracts. Although, he said, I probably wouldn't have to worry about it for ten or fifteen years. But that was a good twenty years ago. Some years later, I had my eyes checked again by his son, who had taken over the practice when his father retired. I mentioned the possibility of cataracts; he checked, and said that he couldn't really see any signs of such. So, whoopee!!

But I know my eyes have deteriorated over the years, and last time I had my eyes checked (new glasses again, different ophthalmologist), he said yes, definitely, and that I would probably have to do something about them in a year or two.

Symptoms:   not double vision, but things at a distance have a sort of fuzzy, extra edge. And—there is one small, red light (LED) on the front of the telephone/television/internet cable box about eight feet across the room from me right now, and with my glasses off, it turns into six small red lights in a sort of circle. Also, with my glasses off, it's a bit like looking at the world through a dirty window.

All the signs, I'm afraid. But, wotthehell! I was 79 on my last birthday!

Definitely a candidate for the Large Print Edition.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 10:48 PM

have had cataract surgery and implants in both eyes...plus YAG laser treatment to breakup 'secondary membrane'....which means that sometimes, that cataract tissue attempts to re-grow.


But even with the surgery, my old eyes often appreciate bigger and 'nicer' fonts, and I have several tricks, including the simple ctrl + thing in Firefox (it's just + in Opera). This gets your general text made larger by making everything on the screen larger. In Firefox, you can go to tools-> options-> content-> fonts & colors ..and choose a specific font AND its default size, which means that, if your computer has bold as an option for various fonts, you can specify that also. (usually a nice 'comfy' font (I use Palatino Linotype) and size is enough.

Now in Opera,(tools-> preferences-> advanced-> fonts)you can do even more. You can specify which fonts & sizes to use in various parts of the page [titles, various headers, email...etc.] This could be helpful if one often reads pages where the defaults are strange settings...or if you just like experimenting. {setting default colors to 'different' is possible, but that can get weird!)


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 11:13 PM

Had cataract surgery one year ago (both eyes) and, thanx to variable-focus implants, I not wearing glasses for the first time in 75 years.
Wunnerful!


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:21 PM

Have had new eyes (lens implants) for five years now. Simple and quick procedure!


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:23 PM

Meant to add- the only thing I have trouble reading now are some of Gargoyle's little footnotes.


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: Deckman
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 12:45 PM

Well I'll be darned ... I always wondered what that little wheel was for on the mouse! bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Tech how to increase font size in mesage
From: MikeL2
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 01:06 PM

Hi

Thank you all for some great suggestions, my eyes are already better.

Some useful tips here for the visually challenged.

Thanks

MikeL2


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