Changing text size using Firefox

Firefox versions – 1.5/2.0

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by press ‘ Alt ‘ and ‘ V ‘ at the same time.
  • Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘ Z ‘ .
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Alternatively you can press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ – ‘ to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default ‘ normal ‘ size.

Follow these steps to set a minimum text size for all pages you visit:

  • Open the ‘ Tools ‘ menu with the mouse or press ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ T ‘ .
  • Click on ‘ Options ‘, or press ‘ O ‘ , to open the Options dialog box.
  • Click the ‘ Content ‘ tab or use the arrow keys until it is highlighted (in blue).
  • In the Fonts & Colours box click on ‘ Advanced ‘ , or press ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ D ‘ , to open the ‘ Fonts ‘ dialog box.
  • Click on ‘ Minimum font size ‘ box or press ‘ Alt ‘+ ‘ O ‘ . Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size and press ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Click ‘ OK ‘ button or press ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Click ‘ OK ‘ button or tab to ‘ OK ‘ button and press ‘ Enter ‘.

Firefox – earlier than version 1.5

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by press ‘ Alt ‘ and ‘ V ‘ at the same time.
  • Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘ S ‘ twice.
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Alternatively you can press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ – ‘ to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default size.

Follow these steps to set a minimum text size for all pages you visit:

  • Open the ‘ Tools ‘ menu with the mouse or press ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ T ‘.
  • Click on ‘ Options ‘, or press ‘ O ‘ , to open the Options dialog box.
  • Make sure that the ‘ General ‘ option is selected – if not either click on it or press ‘ Tab ‘ until it is highlighted (in blue) and then press the ‘ Enter ‘ key.
  • Click on ‘ Fonts & Colors ‘ , or press ‘ F ‘ , to open the ‘ Fonts and Colors ‘ dialog box.
  • Click on ‘ Minimum font size ‘ box or press ‘ Alt ‘+’ Z ‘ . Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size and press ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Click on ‘ Always use my: ‘ ‘ Fonts ‘ checkbox, or tab to this checkbox and press the ‘ Spacebar ‘.
  • Click ‘ OK ‘ button or press ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Click ‘ OK ‘ button or tab to ‘ OK ‘ button and press ‘ Enter ‘.

You can also change the text size in these other browsers:

Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Netscape

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