Making text larger in Opera 6

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the text size in Opera 6 for Mac OS 8 and 9

Unlike in Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Opera can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the numberpad ' + ' and ' - ' keys. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. However these changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera. Press ' 6 ' to take the text size back to the standard size.

In Opera 6 you can also specify a minimum font size for the text on web pages:


  1. Click on the ' Edit ' and then click on ' Preferences... ' menu as shown in Fig 1 or press ' Apple ' + ' Y '.

Opera preferences option in the Edit menu
Fig 1

  1. Click on ' Fonts and colors' or press the down arrow to select it.
  2. Click in the box next to ' Minimum font size (pixels) ' or press ' Tab' until the box is highlighted and enter a minimum font size as highlighted in Fig 2.

Opera 6 Fonts and Colour preferences dialog box
Fig 2

  1. Click on the ' OK ' button with the mouse or press ' Enter ' to return to Opera.

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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