Skip to comments.Computer help viewing this site
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.
Use a different browser.
Switch to firefox.
I use CTRL+ when I need things bigger and CTRL- when I need things smaller.
Try a shutdown and restart.
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.
What, nobody’s told you to buy a Mac yet?
first of all, are you logged in?
Not sure about IE 11, but with previous versions, you could select ‘view’ in the tool bar and select page and text resizing.
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.
Thanks! works for me!
View and reset Zoom
Hit CTRL + and it will increase the window size
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!
(hold control while hitting the other key)
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.
I switched from IE to Chrome, on my son’s advice, and I couldn’t be any more pleased.
One word: Firefox
Hold control down and run the center scroll wheel back or forth on your mouse.
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.
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.
Based on zooming or what?
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.
Saturday night and I'm here to help...
Tim Cook is against the climate, don’t buy Apple!
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.
That was a rsepctable post.
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.
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.
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
Absolutely. With multiple tabs, zooming in on one tab will not affect any other tab/website. Easy peasy.
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