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How do I Enlarge the Text in Internet Explorer? - Technical Tip - 122233


Enlarge the Text in Internet Explorer

Many high-performance Dell Inspiron portable computers ship with higher resolution screens. Due to the greater number of pixels, the fonts and icons on these high-resolution LCD displays appear smaller. In addition, your web pages also appear smaller.

Note:
The instructions below do not address the problem of small fonts and icons on your Desktop. For information on how adjust the size of the icons and fonts, refer to the information below.

Some web sites do not allow users to change the font sizes. Please follow the steps below to override the font settings on those pages:

  1. Click Tools, then click Internet Options.

  2. In the Internet Options box on the General Tab, click the Accessibility button.

  3. Click to select Ignore fonts sizes specified on Web pages, then click OK.

Adjusting the Icon and Font Size on Your Desktop

If your Desktop icons and fonts appear too small to view, refer to the Dell Knowledge Base article: "Adjust the Screen Size (Resolution), Font or Icon Size, Color Depth, and Refresh Rate on a Dell Computer" Article ID: 134483



Change Text Size to Largest in Internet Explorer

To adjust the size of your Web pages while using Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.

  2. Click View, point to Text Size, then point to Largest.

  3. Click Largest from the list.

The text in Internet Explorer appears larger.

Note:
Some Web sites do not allow users to modify or change the size of text; therefore, the above remedy will not have any effect on the fonts used at those Web sites. For more information on how to override the font sizes on these Web sites, navigate to the Additional Information section.



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Article ID: SLN79548

Last Date Modified: 01/12/2015 09:09 AM


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