Making text larger in Internet Explorer for OS X

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Internet Explorer

Note: Mac key convention: ' Ctrl ' is used for 'Control', ' Apple ' is used for 'Command' and ' Alt ' is used for the 'Option' key .

Note: For keyboard access make sure ' Full keyboard access ' is turned on - you can turn it on or off; by pressing ' Ctrl ' + ' F1 ' at any time.

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

  1. Click on the ' View ' menu with the mouse.
  2. Hover your mouse over ' Text Zoom ' and choose a different text size from the listed options.

or to to use keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Increase or decrease the text size with ' Apple ' and ' + ' (plus) and ' Apple ' and ' - ' (minus).

Take the following steps to set a larger text size for all the pages you visit:

  1. Click on ' Explorer ' menu with the mouse and then then click on ' Preferences ' or press ' Apple ' + ' ; ' . (see Fig 1, below)


Fig 1

  1. If you cannot see a list of bulleted options under ' Web Browser' click the arrow next to ' Web Browser' to expand the options list as shown in Fig 2 or highlight ' Web Browser' using the up arrow and then press ' Apple + ' Right arrow ' key to expand the options.
  2. Click the ' Language/Fonts ' section with the mouse or press the ' down ' arrow until it is highlighted .(see Fig 2, below).


Fig 1

  1. Under the ' Fonts and Size ' heading click on the box next to ' Size:' (highlighted in Fig 2 above) and select the font size you want. (No keyboard shortcut).
  2. Click the ' OK ' button with the mouse or press ' Enter ' to return to Internet Explorer.

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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