Making text larger in Firefox 1.5 / 2.0

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the text size in Firefox

Instructions

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

  1. Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by press ' Alt ' + ' V '.
  2. Click ' Text Size ' or press ' Z '.
  3. Click on ' Increase ' or ' Decrease' to change the text size or press the right arrow to expand the ' Text Size' menu options and use the up and down arrow to select ' Increase ' or ' Decrease' and then press ' Enter '.
  4. Alternatively you can press ' Ctrl ' + ' + ' (plus) to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' + ' - ' (minus) to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' + ' 0 ' returns you to the default size.


Fig 1

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

  1. Open the ' Edit ' menu with the mouse or press ' Alt '+' E' .
  2. Click on ' Preferences', or press ' N '.
  3. Make sure that the ' Content ' tab is selected - if not use the arrow keys until it is highlighted (in Blue) as shown in Fig 2.

Firefox preferences dialog box
Fig 2

  1. In the Fonts & Colours box click on ' Advanced ' , or press ' Alt ' + ' D ' , to open the ' Fonts ' dialog box (Fig 3 ).

Font size option
Fig 3

  1. Click on ' Minimum font size ' box or press ' Alt '+' O ' to highlight. Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size.
  2. Next you need to uncheck the checkbox 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above ' by clicking on it or by pressing ' Alt ' + ' A '
  3. Click the ' OK ' button or tab to ' OK ' and press ' Enter ' to return to ' Preferences '.
  4. Click the ' Close ' button or pressTab ' until ' Close ' is highlighted and press ' Enter ' to return to Firefox.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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