Changing text size using Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer now has a zoom feature included which allows you to enlarge the whole browser window.
- to do this press ‘ Ctrl‘ and ‘+’ to increase the zoom and ‘Ctrl‘ and ‘–‘ to decrease the zoom.
You can also change the text size. The way to do this does depend on how the site has been built.
- For many sites you only need to do the following:
- Open the ‘Page’ menu with the mouse or by pressing ‘Alt‘+ ‘P‘ .
- Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘X‘ .
- Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press ‘Enter‘ .
The text on the website should now have changed to reflect your choice.
However some websites have fixed the size of their text (‘hard-coded’) and as a result these websites will not show the change you have just made. If you would like to use larger text on these sites follow the following steps:
- Click on the ‘ Tools ‘ menu with the mouse or press ‘ Alt ‘+’ O ‘ .
- Click on ‘ Internet Options ‘ option with the mouse or press ‘ O ‘ . You should now see the ‘ Internet Options ‘ box.
- Click on the ‘ Accessibility ‘ button with the mouse or press ‘ Alt ‘+ ‘ E ‘ .
- In the Accessibility box click the ‘ Ignore font sizes specified on web page ‘ checkbox to add a tick or press ‘ Alt ‘+’ Z ‘
- Click the ‘ OK ‘ button to return to the Internet Options box.
- Click on the ‘ OK ‘ button, or press ‘ Tab ‘ until ‘ OK ‘ is selected and then press ‘ Enter ‘ to return to Internet Explorer.
You can also change the text size in these other browsers:
Safari, Opera, Netscape, Firefox.
Back to Accessibility.