Is there any way to adjust the font size on the BB?

11 years 3 months ago #69624 by jeyjey
I recently got a new laptop with tiny, tiny pixels. Is there any way to adjust the font size of the bulletin boards? I looked in my preferences but didn't see anything....

(Perhaps even a third skin which has the same look but uses somewhat bigger fonts?)

Thanks,
-- Jeff.

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11 years 3 months ago #69630 by albertw

I recently got a new laptop with tiny, tiny pixels. Is there any way to adjust the font size of the bulletin boards? I looked in my preferences but didn't see anything....


I'll let the web lads answer about the boards, but you should be able to change your font size in the browser easily enough.

In Mozilla/Firefox you can increase it by hitting
Ctrl Shift +
and decrease it again with
Ctrl Shift -

hth

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11 years 3 months ago #69633 by jeyjey
Albert --

You can do something similar in IE (control-mouse-wheel), but it only affects the spacing of the BB -- not the actual fonts.

Cheers,
-- Jeff.

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11 years 3 months ago #69634 by voyager
Albert's solution is probably the answer, at least in the short term.

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11 years 3 months ago #69640 by JohnMurphy
CTRL-SHIFT-+/- also works in IE, it works like a magnifying glass - increasing the size of everything in the window. You can also change the zoom level by clicking on the magnifying glass in the bottom right of IE.

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11 years 3 months ago #69650 by Seanie_Morris
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I think all popular browsers also have the feature View -> Text Size -> Smallest to Largest, without altering the size of the surrounding web page.

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11 years 3 months ago #69664 by pj30something
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I think all popular browsers also have the feature View -> Text Size -> Smallest to Largest, without altering the size of the surrounding web page.


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11 years 3 months ago #69687 by jeyjey
Just out of curiosity -- did any of you lads actually try any of these? 'Cause on my machine (at least), all they do is change the size of the bullets. The fonts stay the same.

Is it just me? (My wife does claim I've a computer jinx.)

-- Jeff.

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11 years 3 months ago #69688 by voyager

Just out of curiosity -- did any of you lads actually try any of these? 'Cause on my machine (at least), all they do is change the size of the bullets. The fonts stay the same.

Is it just me? (My wife does claim I've a computer jinx.)

-- Jeff.


Works like a charm on FireFox. Just did it a moment ago. I use this feature on all the browsers I use regularly. If you're browser doesn't support font-resizing then it's probably time to upgrade your browser.

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11 years 3 months ago #69690 by jeyjey
Bart --

It supports font resizing on most other sites, just not this one. (Actually, it doesn't seem to like bulletin boards -- it also fails on CloudyNights and AstroMart.)

-- Jeff.

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11 years 3 months ago #69691 by voyager

Bart --

It supports font resizing on most other sites, just not this one. (Actually, it doesn't seem to like bulletin boards -- it also fails on CloudyNights and AstroMart.)

-- Jeff.


What browser are you using on what OS? It seems very strange that it would be happy to re-size fonts on some sites but not on others.

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11 years 3 months ago #69693 by jeyjey
Bart --

IE6 on Windows XP. Pretty bog-standard stuff (not that that means it's any good, mind you).

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11 years 3 months ago #69695 by voyager

Bart --

IE6 on Windows XP. Pretty bog-standard stuff (not that that means it's any good, mind you).

-- Jeff.


At this stage IE6 is an old and out of date browser. IE7 is out a good while now and IE8 is well on the way. You might also want to give FireFox a go, it will offer you a hell of a lot of usability advantages over IE6, and of course you'll be a lot safer from a security stand-point too.

www.getfirefox.com

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11 years 3 months ago #69696 by dave_lillis
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It works perfectly for me on firefox and IE6, the text become bigger, more readable. I use XP pro.

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11 years 3 months ago #69698 by jeyjey

It works perfectly for me on firefox and IE6, the text become bigger, more readable. I use XP pro.


Dave --

Well, that's just typical. Must be my damn jinx. (I tried switching off "large fonts", but that didn't make any difference either.) Sigh....

-- Jeff.

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11 years 3 months ago #69701 by jeyjey
Interesting. If I go into Tools > Internet Options... > Accessibility... and check "Ignore font sizes specified on web pages" then it works fine.

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11 years 3 months ago #69731 by Matthew C
HOLY LORD it works alright jeff! Just tried it there its like size 20 font in Word!

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