How to make the text larger in Konqueror for KDE 4

This page explains step-by-step how to increase the size of text in the Konqueror web browser running on the Linux desktop environment KDE 4. You can change the settings temporarily, or for every time you surf the internet.

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Change the text size temporarily

To increase or decrease the text size of a web page in Konqueror, press Ctrl and '+' (plus) to increase the text size or Ctrl and '-' (minus) to decrease the text size. To return the page to its original size, press Ctrl + 0.

Set the text size for all web pages you visit

Step 1: Open the 'Fonts' window

Click on 'Settings' in the menu bar and then 'Configure Konqueror' from the drop-down menu. Or press Alt + S and then press C.

In newer versions of Konqueror, this will open the 'Configure Konqueror' window shown in Fig 1. Click on 'Appearance' in the left-hand pane, or press Shift + Tab until the left-hand pane is highlighted, then use the down arrow to select 'Appearance'. Click on the 'Fonts' tab or press Alt + F.

Fig 1'Configure Konqueror' window

In older versions of Konqueror, this will open the 'Configure Konqueror' window shown in Fig 2. You need to select 'Fonts' (instead of 'Appearance') directly from the left-hand pane by clicking on it, or by pressing the down arrow key to highlight it and then pressing Enter if necessary.

Fig 2'Configure Konqueror - Fonts' window

Step 2: Set a minimum text size for all web pages you visit

In the box below the 'Minimum font size' header, click on the up or down arrows to adjust the font size to the one you want. (In older versions of Konqueror, you can also do this by moving the slider with the mouse). Or press Alt + I, then use the up or down arrow keys to select a minimum font size.

Click the 'Apply' button, or press Alt + A to save your changes.

For information on other font options, see the How to change fonts in Konqueror guide.

Click the 'OK' button, or press Tab until it is highlighted and then press Enter, to return to Konqueror.

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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