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Changing the Text Size

Last Modified February 16, 2013
 

Google Chrome

Change text, image, and video sizes (zoom)

How to set page zoom for all webpages

You can adjust the size of everything on the webpages you visit, including text, images, and videos.

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settings.
  • In the "Web Content" section, use the "Page zoom" drop-down menu to adjust the zoom.

How to set zoom on your current page

Use the zoom options in the Chrome menu to make everything on a webpage larger or smaller.

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Find the "Zoom" section in the menu and choose one of the following options: ◦Click to make everything on the page larger. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and + (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘ and + (Mac).
  • Click to make everything smaller. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and - (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘ and - (Mac).
  • To go into full-screen mode, click . You can also use the keyboard shortcuts F11 (Windows and Linux) and ⌘-Shift-F (Mac). If you're using Chrome OS, you can also press at the top of your keyboard.

How to set the font size for all webpage

You can adjust the size of text on webpages.

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settings.
  • In the "Web Content" section, use the "Font size" drop-down menu to make adjustments.

Some websites prevent the browser from changing just text size. For those sites, Chrome won’t be able to adjust the font size.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer, go to the menu at the top of the browser page and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.

Please note: This website is best viewed using Internet Explorer 7 and above. When using Internet Explorer 6 and below, some sections of this website may not appear properly.

Mozilla Firefox

If you are using Mozilla Firefox, please see the following keyboard short-cut information.

For a computer using Windows operating system:

  • Full Screen: F1l
  • Zoom Text Smaller: - Ctrl+-(minus sign)
  • Zoom Text larger: Ctrl+= (plus sign)
  • No Zoom (100%): Ctrl+0
  • View Page Information: Ctrl+I
  • View Page Source: Ctrl+U

For a computer using a Macintosh operating system

  • Zoom Text Smaller: - Cmd+-(minus sign)
  • Zoom Text larger: Cmd+= (plus sign)
  • No Zoom (100%): Cmd+0
  • View Page Information: Cmd+I
  • View Page Source: Cmd+U

For a computer using a Linux operating system

  • Full Screen: F1l (may depend on window manager)
  • Zoom Text Smaller: - Ctrl+-(minus sign)
  • Zoom Text larger: Ctrl+= (plus sign)
  • No Zoom (100%): Ctrl+0
  • View Page Information: Ctrl+I
  • View Page Source: Ctrl+U

For more information about screen magnification, please see the following information, supplied by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB).

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