Font sizes too small or too large. Can I make them readable?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MG, Feb 9, 2006.

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    MG Guest

    I recently switched to a 20" LCD with 1600x1200 resolution. Text in common
    websites ( for example) appears much smaller than I'd like. I can
    change the font size using the View, Larger settings, but that setting is
    only valid for that session (and doesn't work with every webpage). If I load
    the web page the next day I have to change it again. The simple work around
    is to go to "Internet Options", and click "Accessibility" then "Ignore font
    sizes specified on webpages". That makes most web pages readable, but it also
    causes the default font in Outlook 2003 to appear relatively large, which is
    pretty annoying.
    It would sure be nice to be able to lock the font size setting to "larger"
    and be done with it, instead of having to do it every time I open IE.
    It would sure be nice if IE could be optimized for different screen
    resolutions. Every other program works fine in the new resolution, but it's
    pretty annoying always having to change font sizes etc just to browse the
    web. It makes me want to return to a smaller monitor.
    It would sure be nice if changes in IE didn't produce changes in Outlook
    2003. Outlook shouldn't be changed by IE (unless of course there was a global
    option to modify fonts across all MS programs).
    If anyone has suggestions please let me know. I'm hoping it isn't an IE
    problem. I even loaded Firefox because IE was too annoying. I was hoping IE 7
    would help, but it hasn't.
    MG, Feb 9, 2006
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    sergio Guest

    sergio, Feb 9, 2006
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    stevey150 Guest

    In IE 7 - Click ZOOM and pick the next one up (uninstalled and can't
    remember) Hope that helps
    stevey150, Feb 9, 2006
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    MG Guest

    Thx but that isn't really what I'm looking for. Zoom seems to be more for
    people with vision problems. I'm concerned with making the default font an
    acceptable size. Most sites are fine under 1024x768 but 1600x1200 doesn't
    work too well. As LCD prices keep dropping and sizes keep increasing, this
    problem will become more common.
    MG, Feb 9, 2006
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