IE8 made font smaller

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by The Sand, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. The Sand

    The Sand Guest

    I have the same 2 problems with IE8 on 3 Vista computers. Only my XP
    computer is running IE8 without a problem.

    Problem 1. it makes the font too small so I can't read the internet without
    zooming to 125%. I didn't have to zoom with IE7. The problem with zoom is
    you have to do it every single time you load the internet - it won't hold the
    setting. Also, it's a tad "off." It's still not the same as how the font
    was displayed in IE7 (which was perfect.) My DPI is set to 120% - it's like
    IE8 didn't "factor" that setting in - but it did with the XP computer which
    font is exactly the same as when running IE7. I have tried lowering the DPI
    and then making it higher again - it didn't work.

    Problem 2. the sidebars all don't load correctly. You have to close
    certain gadgets and them install them again. Doing this every day can be a

    Any ideas here becasue I really liked IE8. Right now the Vistas are running
    IE7 but I thought I would post this here to see if anybody had an ideas.

    The Sand, Jun 22, 2009
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  2. The Sand

    captfbgnet Guest

    For problem #1: go to 'PAGE' (top right of browser), scroll down to 'TEXT
    SIZE' and change your fonts there. Hope this helps...
    captfbgnet, Jun 25, 2009
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  3. The Sand

    The Sand Guest

    Thanks for responding... I did try this and it makes things a little strange.
    The font will be too big for certain things on my home page. It helps but
    it's not a real fix for this. I still believe for some reason when IE8 was
    installed on Vista it didn't read the correct DPI. I installed IE8 with
    antivirus and firewall disabled and rebooted twice which is supposed to give
    me the best chance - but still a no go for all 3 Vistas. Of course the XP is
    running it with flying colors - like it does everything.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply...
    The Sand, Jun 27, 2009
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