Website Text is Too Small in Internet Explorer

by Tom Harrison in windows

If you either accidentally changed font sizes, or are browsing a site whose designer liked really small text, you can change change the font size to something that’s more comfortable to read.

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Suddenly, the text on all the websites I visit has become a lot smaller than usual. I can’t read any of it. What should I do? I have Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer has an option that allows you to adjust the size of text on your screen, to increase legibility. The reason text is to small for you is probably due to one of two reasons: (a) you accidentally hit a keyboard combination that reduced your preferred text size, or (b) many web designers favor small text, and this is too small for your tastes. Either way, this can be fixed.

Change text size from Internet Explorer’s “View” menu

Increasing or decreasing the size of text in Internet Explorer is very easy, and only requires a few clicks of the mouse.

  1. Click “View”.
  2. Move the mouse over “Text Size”.
  3. You’ll see your options for text size appear. Choose the one that best fits your preference.

Adjust IE text size with your scroll wheel

Another method of changing the font size is with your mouse’s scroll wheel – hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and spin your mouse wheel back and forth until you find a text size that suits your needs.

As soon as you choose your preferred text size, the text on your screen will be adjusted accordingly.

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