How to increase IE8 text size in Windows 7

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March 7, 2010 at 22:16:02
Specs: Windows 7 , 4 gb
when i browse with Firefox the font and text size seems to be ok...

however, when i go to IE 8 my text is very smalll
i scroll with the mouse wheel in Firefox and it works...

it will not work in IE 8.....what gives?

thanks!


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#1
March 7, 2010 at 22:30:55
You could stay with Firefox. OR:

Click the drop down labeled 'Page' on the top right and go down to 'Text Size' and select a larger size.

You could also use the zoom feature by holding down the control key and hitting the + sign on your keyboard to the right of your number keypad to zoom in on the entire page.


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#2
March 8, 2010 at 22:08:14
just look above the taskar at the clock. Change it to a larger size like 125% or whatever

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#3
March 10, 2010 at 19:08:22
there is nothing above my clock on the task bar...:(


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#4
March 10, 2010 at 19:10:36
there is nothing on the right hand side of my browser window that says "Page"

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#5
March 10, 2010 at 19:18:07
btw increasing the text size to "larger" does not work...either....


the only thing that seems to work now is "ctrl" + sign....

everything was working normal before, and suddenly these pages are opening with minuscule text size....

i'm curious what has changed suddenly?....as always thanks to all who take their time to respond and help :-) i appreciate it sincerely..


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#6
March 10, 2010 at 19:51:11
template, To get the ZOOM settings feature above your clock with IE8 you need to right click your Toolbar or Menu Bar on the top and checkmark Status Bar. You can also access the Zoom settings by clicking View>Zoom on the Menu Bar.

Tufenuf


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#7
March 10, 2010 at 20:26:46
If you do not see 'Page' on the top right, right click to the top bar and make sure that 'Command Bar' and 'Status Bar' are selected and lock tool bars. If selecting 'medium' or 'large' text size does not have any effect, you either have glitch in internet explorer directly, or an infection that is effecting it (or had at one time).
Scan for infection and see if Microsoft can help you repairing internet explorer since it integrated with windows 7 and cannot simply be uninstalled and reinstalled.

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#8
March 11, 2010 at 01:05:29
delete

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#9
March 11, 2010 at 01:11:05
Fingers.....i owe you a big apology as i was looking for that "page" in the firefox browser....doh! so sorry...

text is set to "largest" i scanned and nothing is infected so far...

will just use "ctrl plus + for now...
but still curious to know what changed suddenly..

once again many thanks for being patient...

off to try and get my <back and > button back in "firefox now....


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#10
March 11, 2010 at 07:11:07
The advantage if you are having trouble with firefox is you can download a new copy of the installer and put onto your desktop, then uninstall firefox, and reinstall fresh. That should eliminate ANY problems you have with it if it related to a corrupt file or bad settings. If it does not eliminate ALL problems with it, you can safely assume that you DO have an infection and your utility just cannot find/remove it and you should try another (like Malwarebytes, or SuperAntiSpyware) to clean it out.

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#11
March 11, 2010 at 08:48:34
however, when i go to IE 8 my text is very smalll
i scroll with the mouse wheel in Firefox and it works...

it will not work in IE 8.....what gives?


If you tried and you do NOT see the page size above the clock on the taskbar, that amazes me. You might have the status bar unchecked.

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#12
March 12, 2010 at 00:44:57
i have scanned the pc...with both "superantispyware and "malawarebytes"
neither has found anything......text is checked as largest in internet explorer 8....scroll of the mouse now works...and just have to keep adjusting each time i open a new page......:(

same thing in firefox browser...

do i loose my favorites "fingers if i reinstall the firefox browser please?

anything to bring me back to the regular text size as previously...what has changed it all?...thanks!


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#13
March 12, 2010 at 07:42:53
open internet explorer, click on tools/internet options/advanced and then click on reset internet explorer.
That will put it back to it's origional settings

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#14
March 12, 2010 at 16:12:01
THAT is good to know!

When you reinstall firefox, it can copy both homepage and favorites from internet explorer during install if you like, but to keep your 'bookmarks' that you currently have, you would have to find the file on your hard drive in the firefox folder and copy it to another location, then after reinstalling, you would then have to go back in and copy/paste the contents back into the new folder in the new installation.


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#15
March 12, 2010 at 20:33:36
all so confusing....i think i will keep things the way they are....:( scroll the wheel each time i open a new browser...

as i don't have the same favorites saved in firefox that i do in internet explorer 8

ugh what a mess to go through your just for tiny font that changed and will not change even when i click on largest letters...thanks for all your help...

favorites was always a problem for me...even importing them for me from firefox never seems to work...:(


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#16
March 12, 2010 at 20:49:29
template, Did you ever check your Zoom setting in IE 8 as I asked in Response Number 6 in this thread?

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#17
March 13, 2010 at 00:49:49
tufenuf

yes, i did check my zoom control....it is set to 100%...it was always at 100% and or as well the text size was set to "largest"


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