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Posted on 03/08/2014 6:15:50 PM PST by Java4Jay

Running Windows 7 with IE 11. On this site all the fonts are very small making it hard to read. Yes I can zoom to make it readable but that makes all the other sites too large. I'm logged in and tried using sidebar config but no joy. Help would be appreciated.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: computerhelp
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1 posted on 03/08/2014 6:15:50 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

Use a different browser.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 6:16:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Java4Jay

Switch to firefox.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 6:18:28 PM PST by Revel
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To: Java4Jay

I use CTRL+ when I need things bigger and CTRL- when I need things smaller.


4 posted on 03/08/2014 6:18:37 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Java4Jay

Try a shutdown and restart.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 6:21:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Java4Jay

Not using Internet Exploder would be a good start. Plenty of other good alternate browsers out there; Firefox seems to top the list for most.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 6:21:35 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Java4Jay

What, nobody’s told you to buy a Mac yet?


7 posted on 03/08/2014 6:21:59 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Java4Jay

first of all, are you logged in?


8 posted on 03/08/2014 6:22:06 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Java4Jay

Not sure about IE 11, but with previous versions, you could select ‘view’ in the tool bar and select page and text resizing.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 6:24:10 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Java4Jay
Internet Explorer uses the wrong character set when it renders an HTML page

FreeRepublic.com character set is Latin 1 aka Western Latin 1 aka Windows Latin 1 aka Western (Windows Latin 1).

The Microsoft kb928847 webpage says ...

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods [I've listed only 2 of their suggestions]:

Disable the Auto-Select setting in Internet Explorer.

Provide the character set in the HTTP headers.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 6:33:38 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Thanks! works for me!


11 posted on 03/08/2014 6:33:54 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Java4Jay

View and reset Zoom


12 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:17 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Java4Jay

Hit CTRL + and it will increase the window size


13 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:21 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: TomGuy

Normally I have browser Menu Bar selected off. Selecting View, Text Size to Larger worked. Reset Zoom Level to 100% and all is good. Thank you!


14 posted on 03/08/2014 6:54:30 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission; Java4Jay; PistolPaknMama

(hold control while hitting the other key)

smaller: ctrl-
larger: ctrl+
reset back to default size: ctrl0

that last one is ctrl and the number zero, 0.

works in firefox, can’t speak for how well it will work in others.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 7:04:28 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Java4Jay

I switched from IE to Chrome, on my son’s advice, and I couldn’t be any more pleased.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 7:05:30 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Java4Jay

One word: Firefox


17 posted on 03/08/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Java4Jay

Hold control down and run the center scroll wheel back or forth on your mouse.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 7:12:53 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Java4Jay

I assume java in your name is not because you program java.

I say buy a computer just to view this site and adjust the settings to your likings.

I like using my iPad to read because it zooms so easily but I rarely post from it.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 7:15:35 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Yes, You are always right /S)
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To: Java4Jay

I don’t use IE but normally, in the options or preferences of browsers, there’s a tab for adjusting/selecting fonts and how they’re displayed. You may even choose the option to have the web site display its fonts as intended or you may override that choice and choose your own font and size of display. If that doesn’t work, check the Personalization and choose Ease of Access Center. There’s a Magnification option that might help.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:17:19 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Former Fetus
I switched from IE to Chrome, on my son’s advice, and I couldn’t be any more pleased

Based on zooming or what?

21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:18:26 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

My problem was exactly the opposite, the fonts in FR were too big and only half of the page would show in the screen. If I zoomed out, the fonts were too small in other websites. After hearing me complain about this, and other “display” issues my son downloaded Chrome on my pc and showed me how it worked without flaws. Now, to be honest, I had used IE for years and it was only during the last year that I had any problems. But Chrome is solved my problems for now, so I am happy.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:09 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Java4Jay; Revolting cat!
. On this site all the fonts are very small making it hard to read. Yes I can zoom to make it readable but that makes all the other sites too large. I'm logged in and tried using sidebar config but no joy.

Saturday night and I'm here to help...

23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:28:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Java4Jay
HELP IS ON THE WAY!


24 posted on 03/08/2014 7:29:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Tim Cook is against the climate, don’t buy Apple!


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:30:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Java4Jay
Plug in and check your browser. Opera, for example, has a slide bar at the bottom right of the screen to change the page zoom.

Other browesers have options to toggle between several font sizes for easier reading.

I think it's possible with Internet Explorer to accidentally toggle the font size/page zoom by pressing the shift key and some other combination. Check your browser options to set it back.

26 posted on 03/08/2014 7:31:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Java4Jay
Better now?


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:33:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Java4Jay
Better now?


28 posted on 03/08/2014 7:33:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

That was a rsepctable post.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 7:36:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Former Fetus

I’ve used Firefox, Chrome and IE for extended periods of time. each has it’s drawbacks. Was set on Chrome last couple years but got frustrated with pages not loading and trying to find a comfortable view level for all sites.

I have now switched back to IE, finding it to be best overall.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 7:36:45 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

That’s what you get when your site is built on 1993-ish technology.
HTML tags required just bold text. Seriously?
I remember about a year ago, when the FR site crashed. Jim mentioned something at the time about “building a new server”.
Building a server?!? What, you never heard of VMWare?
And don’t even get me started on the lack of a FR mobile app.
This site is hopelessly outdated.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 8:14:37 PM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Java4Jay

You may have extra toolbars or plugins from adware or spyware. Do a reset of IE. Your Favorites are left alone.

From Control Panel> Internet Options> Advanaced> Reset> Reset

From IE toolbar
Tools> Internet Options> Advanaced> Reset> Reset


32 posted on 03/08/2014 8:56:31 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Revel
Switch to firefox.

Absolutely. With multiple tabs, zooming in on one tab will not affect any other tab/website. Easy peasy.

33 posted on 03/09/2014 11:23:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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