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#257385 30-Sep-2019 09:59
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This is actually a laptop question but I think it fits better here. In my old age I am having an increasingly difficult time viewing Geekzone posts in particular on my laptop. I can zoom the page, but then I have to keep scrolling back and forth to see the whole text. Is there any way on any browser (I use Chrome) to increase the font size while also reflowing the text to keep it inside the screen boundaries? 





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  #2327022 30-Sep-2019 10:10
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Changing the windows font size is one option.

Opera does the best job on mobile. Desktop don't know.

Edit: and opera is now chromium based

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  #2327025 30-Sep-2019 10:16
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Hold down the control button and turn your mouse wheel to magnify the text. You can do it through browser settings as well. I just tried it, the text wrapped around the screen fine, no scrolling required. Firefox on W10.


 
 
 
 


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  #2327047 30-Sep-2019 11:00
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timmmay:

 

Hold down the control button and turn your mouse wheel to magnify the text. You can do it through browser settings as well. I just tried it, the text wrapped around the screen fine, no scrolling required. Firefox on W10.

 

 

Bingo! Thanks for that. Works like a charm. I used to be able to do this with Opera, but that was on 12, before they decided to be like everyone else instead of really good and original.

 

 





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  #2327058 30-Sep-2019 11:15
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Also, being a subscriber you can disable the right-side bar so you can magnify even further.





 

 

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  #2327079 30-Sep-2019 12:26
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Golly, I learn something every day. But I actually like the right-side bar so will keep it. I have now switched to FF for GZ and it seems to be working well.

 

 





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  #2327088 30-Sep-2019 12:56
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The control-scroll works in Chrome as well.


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  #2327102 30-Sep-2019 13:38
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The control-scroll works in Edge, Vivaldi and Brave browsers as well.


 
 
 
 


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  #2327105 30-Sep-2019 13:46
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Do you have to use the Ctrl key? I tried the settings page and it zoomed but did not stay within the page boundaries. The text did not reflow but just continued off-screen so I had to use horizontal scroll to see it. I just tried again with the Ctrl key and got the same result. This doesn't seem to work with Chrome, though it does with Firefox.

 

 





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  #2327170 30-Sep-2019 15:58
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Other option is to change the scaling settings in Windows display settings to a number greater than 100% but that will affect all things on your computer, not just geekzone.


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  #2327181 30-Sep-2019 16:10
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Thanks but Firefox solves it pretty well. Making everything bigger does awful things to the layout.

 

 





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Works in Opera too. CTRL & Mouse scroll wheel.





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Works in Edge dev version as well.


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  #2329530 4-Oct-2019 11:48
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This is something that is pretty much standard on Windows applications - if you open a photo in the default photo viewer you can zoom in and out using CTRL - scroll wheel. If you create a document in Word and use CTRL - scroll wheel it will zoom in and out.

 

It is nothing new. It's part of the OS accessibility options.





 

 

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