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Windows 7: Display fonts troubles

06 Apr 2010   #1
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Display fonts troubles

I have set them fairly large as as a senior citizen my sight is slightly defective.

My problem is that whilst one website will display at a suitable size another will not, and is even down to something less than 8 point.

Hopefully someone can help me solve the difficulty I have.


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06 Apr 2010   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

What browser do you use?
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06 Apr 2010   #3
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Firefox 3.6.3
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06 Apr 2010   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Have you tried going to tools-options-content and Fonts Advanced. Try setting the controls to use what you want instead of what the website wants. There is also a minimum font size you could adjust.

I assume you know about the magnifier in Win 7, in case you need it?

Using a larger monitor might also help.
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06 Apr 2010   #5
rundwald

Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In Advanced I have set

Proportional: Serif Size 16
Monospace: Courier New Size 13
Minimum Font Size 13
Allow pages to choose own fonts unselected

I also did a Restart.

However when I accessed one of my frequently used sites it was as small as ever.

Monitor is 22" HD Wide
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06 Apr 2010   #6
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Hello,

I have the same problem.

The first thing I do is set the resolution to 1024 x 768. You may want to try
other resolutions to see ( excuse the pun ) which is best for you.

Also when viewing, try holding the Ctrl. key down and rolling the mouse wheel. This will
increase / decrease the entire screen.

Hope this helps,
Richard
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