How to make the text larger in Opera 9 for Mac OS X

This page explains step-by-step how to increase the size of text, or make the entire web page larger, in the Opera 9 web browser running on Mac OS X systems. You can change the settings temporarily, or for every time you surf the internet.

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Note: The following abbreviations for keys on the Mac are used: Ctrl is used for the Control key, Apple is used for the Command key, and Alt is used for the Option key. 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.

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Making the text larger in Opera 9 for Mac OS X

Change the text size temporarily

To increase or decrease the magnification of a web page in Opera, press '+' (plus) to zoom in by 10%, or '-' (minus) to zoom out by 10%. (In older versions of Opera you can also press 9 to zoom in, and 0 to zoom out). To return the page to its original size, press Apple + 0 or press * (asterisk).

Set the text size for all web pages you visit

Step 1: Open the 'Preferences' window

Click on 'Safari' in the menu bar and then 'Preferences' from the drop-down menu, as shown in Fig 1, or press Apple + ' , ' (comma).

Fig 1'Opera' drop-down menu

In the 'Preferences' window (shown in Fig 2), click on the 'Web pages' tab, or press Alt + Tab to cycle through the tabs until it is selected.

Fig 2'Preferences' window showing the 'Webpages' tab

Step 2: Set the zoom amount for all web pages you visit

Click on the drop-down button beside 'Page zoom', or press Tab until it is highlighted. Scroll up and down using the mouse or the arrow keys to select the percentage by which you want the page size to be increased or decreased.

For information on other font options, see the How to change fonts in Opera 9 guide.

Click on the 'OK' button, or press Enter, to finish and 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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