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How to Change Display Settings on Your Browser

by Brendan O'Brien

You can change the display of your browser by altering the application settings. This is a useful tool when you find visit websites with font sizes too small for you to read.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click "Tools" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click the "General" tab (this tab usually is already open). Go to "Appearance" at the bottom and click the "Accessibility" button on the far right. Put a check mark in the box next to "Ignore Font Sizes Sizes Specified on Web Pages."

Step 4

Hit the "OK" button.

Step 5

Click "View" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Text Size." Choose the size you want displayed on web pages you visit.

Press your F11 key on your keyboard to get a full-screen view. To leave this view, click the "Esc" button on your keyboard.

Firefox

Step 1

Launch Firefox.

Step 2

Click "View" in the main menu bar.

Step 3

Scroll down to "Zoom." First click "Zoom Text Only." Then scroll over and click "Zoom In," (Ctrl++ on your keyboard); "Zoom Out" (Ctrl+- on your keyboard).This will magnify or demagnify the display view of the text on your screen.

Press your F11 key on your keyboard to get a full-screen view. To leave this view, click the "Esc" button on your keyboard.

Tip

  • These instructions do not work on all websites because some websites are built to make it impossible to change the size of the text.

Items you will need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Web browser

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