Help Increasing the Text Size in Your Web Browser

Select your operating system

Windows

To determine which browser you have, open the "Help" menu and select the item that begins with "About."

Select your browser for instructions

Internet Explorer

To determine which version you have, open the "Help" menu and select "About Internet Explorer."

Internet Explorer 9

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out) or

Mouse

  • Open the "View" menu, select "Zoom," and then select "Zoom In", or
  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)

More Information

  • Zoom in on a Web page
  • Accessibility Features in Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 8

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out) or
  • Hold the "Alt" key and press "P" to open the Page menu, then press "Z" to select "Zoom." A list of zoom levels and commands will appear. Select the level that best meets your needs.

Mouse

  • In the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, click the arrow to the right of the button and select a zoom level or command, or
  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)

More Information

  • Zoom in on a Web page
  • Change text size on Web pages
  • Choose accessibility settings for Web pages
Internet Explorer 7

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out) or
  • Hold the "Alt" key and press "P" to open the Page menu, then press "Z" to select "Zoom." A list of zoom levels and commands will appear. Select the level that best meets your needs.

Mouse

  • In the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, click the arrow to the right of the button and select a zoom level or command, or
  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)

More Information

  • Zoom in on a Web page
  • Change text size on Web pages
  • Choose accessibility settings for Web pages
Internet Explorer 6

Keyboard

First, you must tell Internet Explorer to ignore the normal font size by doing the following:

  1. Hold the "Alt" key and press "T" to open the Tools menu, then press "O" to select "Internet Options"
  2. Hold the "Alt" key and press "E" to open the Accessibility dialog box
  3. Press the "Tab" key several times until a box appears around "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages," then press the spacebar to check the checkbox

Next, you may change the text size by doing the following:

  • Hold the "Alt" key and press "V" to open the View menu, then press "X" to select "Text Size." A list of text sizes appears. Select the size that best meets your needs.

Mouse

First, you must tell Internet Explorer to ignore the normal font size by doing the following:

  1. Open the Tools menu and select "Internet Options"
  2. Click the "Accessibility" button in the lower right of the Internet Options dialog box
  3. Check the box labeled "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages"

Next, you may change the text size by doing the following:

  • Open the View menu, select "Text Size," and select the size that best meets your needs.

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Mozilla Firefox

To determine which version you have, open the "Help" menu and select "About Mozilla Firefox."

Firefox 3

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out)

Mouse

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out) or
  • Open the "View" menu, select "Zoom," and then select "Zoom In"

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Firefox 2 and earlier

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to increase text size (press "-" to decrease text size)

Mouse

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel down to increase text size (scroll up to decrease text size) or
  • Open the "View" menu, select "Text Size," and then select "Increase"

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Safari

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key

Mouse

  • Open the "View" menu in the menu bar and select "Make Text Bigger"

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  • If text on webpages is too small

Netscape

Keyboard

  • Hold the "Ctrl" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out)

Mouse

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out) or
  • Open the "View" menu, select "Zoom," and then select "Zoom In"

Opera

Keyboard

  • Press the “+” to make the text bigger or “-“ to make the text smaller

Mouse

  • Select “View”
  • Select “Zoom”
  • Select the size you prefer

Chrome

Mouse

  • Select the Page Menu and select Zoom
  • Select the Plus icon to increase
  • Select the Minus icon to decrease

Mac OS

To determine which browser you have, open the "Help" menu and select the item that begins with "About."

Select your browser for instructions

Safari

Keyboard

  • Hold "" key and press the "+" key

Mouse

  • Open the "View" menu in the menu bar and select "Make Text Bigger"

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Mozilla Firefox

To determine which version you have, open the "Help" menu and select "About Mozilla Firefox."

Version 3 only

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard

  • Hold the "" key and press the "+" key to zoom in (press "-" to zoom out)

Mouse

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "control" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out) or
  • Open the "View" menu, select "Zoom," and then select "Zoom In"

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Version 2 and lower

Keyboard

  • Hold the "" key and press the "+" key to increase text size (press "-" to decrease text size)

Mouse

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the "control" key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel down to increase text size (scroll up to decrease text size) or
  • Open the "View" menu, select "Text Size," and then select "Increase"

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Netscape

Keyboard

  • Hold the "" key and press the "+" key to increase text size (press "-" to decrease text size)

Opera

Keyboard

  • Hold the "" key and press the "+" key to increase text size (press "-" to decrease text size)