Making text larger in Opera

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

Instructions

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 the changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera.

To permanently increase or decrease the size of the text follow these steps:

Opera versions 6 and 7

  1. Click on the ' File ' menu with the mouse and then click ' Preferences ' or press ' Alt ' + ' F ' .
  2. Click on ' Page Style ' from the list of option on the left or press the ' down ' arrow key to highlight it. (see Fig 1 - note the: Opera 6 dialog box will look slightly different ).

Opera Preferences dialog box
Fig 1

  1. Click on the drop down box next to ' Default Zoom ' as shown in Fig 1 and then click on the zoom size you want or press ' Alt ' + ' Z ' and then use the ' up ' and ' down ' arrow keys to select the zoom size you want.
  2. Click the ' OK ' button or press ' Enter ' to return to Opera.

Opera version 8

  1. Click on the ' Tools' ' menu with the mouse and then click on ' Preferences ' or press ' Ctrl '+ ' F12 ' .
  2. Click on the ' Web pages ' tab with the mouse or press ' Ctrl ' + ' Tab ' to cycle through the tabs until ' Web pages ' is selected (see Fig 2 Below).
  3. Click on the ' Page Zoom ' option box and select your zoom size or press the ' Tab ' key twice to select the page zoom option box and use the up and down arrow keys to select your zoom size.
  4. Click the ' OK ' button or press ' Enter ' to return to Opera.

Opera Preferences dialog box
Fig 2

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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