How to make the text larger in web browsers for Windows

These pages explain step-by-step how to increase the size of text, or make the entire web page larger, in web browsers running on Windows systems. (If you want instructions for a different operating system, choose a different setup.) You can change the settings temporarily, or for every time you surf the internet.

If you are not certain which version of your web browser you are using, take a look at the guide: How can I check which web browser version I am using?

How do I check which version of my web browser I am using in Windows?

Firefox

Open Firefox.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Mozilla Firefox' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 1.

Fig 1'About Mozilla Firefox' window

Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome.

Click on the Spanner menu icon, as shown in Fig 2.

Alternatively, press Shift + Alt + T to access the toolbar, then use the left and right arrow keys to select the Spanner menu icon (the tool tip will say 'Customise and control Google Chrome'), and then press Enter.

Fig 2Detail from Google Chrome menu bar, showing drop-down menu

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Google Chrome' or press G to open the window shown in Fig 3.

Fig 3'About Google Chrome' window

Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Internet Explorer' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 4.

Fig 4'About Internet Explorer' window

Opera

Open Opera.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Opera' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 5.

Fig 5'About Opera' window

Note: In Opera 10.5 and later, if the menu bar is not visible you will need to select the 'Help' menu by clicking on the Opera logo (the big red 'O' at the top-left of the browser) and choosing 'Help' from the drop-down menu that appears.

Safari

Open Safari.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Safari' or press B to open the window shown in Fig 6.

Fig 6'About Safari' window

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