Font Size

Discussion in 'Feedback and Announcements' started by SouthTex, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. SouthTex

    SouthTex New Member

    154
    Nov 7, 2009
    For some reason this forum has smaller fonts than other forums that I frequent. Is there a way to change my settings to make the fonts larger?
     
  2. haugrdr

    haugrdr Super Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Jan 4, 2008
    Daytona Beach
    You have to change the font size in whatever browser you're using.
     

  3. SouthTex

    SouthTex New Member

    154
    Nov 7, 2009
    That's annoying because it reverts back each time I close the browser to the tiny font... I was hoping that there was a way of setting font size in my profile.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Your monitor is too big!!

    See, with my old 16" one, the font is too big every morning, and I have to make it smaller to get it all on the screen.

    Just goes to show, you can't please everyone.

    BTW: Don't know what browser you use, but with IE, at the top of the screen, go to View, then Font Size, and pick the size you like.

    With Windows, you should also be able to hold down the Ctrl key and roll the mouse wheel up & down to change the font size too.

    rc
     
  5. GoldenLoki

    GoldenLoki New Member

    840
    Dec 6, 2008
    See right there is why I love the internet and this forum in particular.
    I am always learning something that I didn't even know that I didn't know.

    Thanks RC

    GL
     
  6. SouthTex

    SouthTex New Member

    154
    Nov 7, 2009
    Thanks for the tip... I use Firefox and to change the font size, just press "Ctrl" and the plus or minus (-/+)
     
  7. mydixiwrecked00

    mydixiwrecked00 New Member

    444
    Jul 25, 2008
    the ctrl and scroll also carries over into firefox from windows and there is also a place to set up font and size in firefox's settings.
     
  8. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    I don't know why. The font here for the body of messages is set to verdana 12. As was said, you can increase or decrease that on your browser.
     
  9. SouthTex

    SouthTex New Member

    154
    Nov 7, 2009
    My screen resolution is set to 1600x1200 with a 21" tube monitor.

    As far as the Firefox settings, I have it set for the website to set the fonts and size.

    I'll play with to see if I can find a happy medium for all the forums and websites I visit.

    Thanks
     
  10. Tech Admin

    Tech Admin New Member

    178
    Apr 6, 2003
    This forum does not tell your browser what font size to use.
    Instead, it (correctly) leaves that up to you and your browser.
    You probably want to change the default font setting in your
    browser. You'll find that under Edit - Preferences - Appearance - Fonts
    or some similar location, depending on which browser you use.
    That is stored across closing and opening the browser, and across
    reboots.

    There are just a few spots on the page, like the "News" section at
    the top, where a specific font is specified. There should be no font
    size specified for the text of messages, so it uses whatever the browser
    thinks is your favorite size.