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Deb Peterson

Making Your Screen Font Smaller Again, Lol

By April 2, 2009

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A week or so ago I blogged about how happy I was to discover how to make my screen font large enough to actually see. This week, in my reports, I noticed that someone searched for how to make the font smaller again. I had to laugh. It never occurred to me.

To make the font larger, press Ctrl + (really the = key, you don't need to use the upshift)

To make the font smaller, press Ctrl -

I hope this helps.


November 28, 2009 at 9:08 pm
(1) cs says:

thanks..i don’t know what i typed in but my fonts became large..i reset the font size a few times but it still the same..never knew it was this easy.

June 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm
(2) Tye says:

THANK U!!! I was so frustrated!! GRRRR….This worked perfectly!!!

August 9, 2010 at 10:56 am
(3) penny says:

Thank you for this simple and straight forward explanation….I thought my computer had a mind of its own! LOL

November 12, 2010 at 12:49 am
(4) Jen Lo says:

Thank You Thank You…….I was getting impatient and then you were there

January 12, 2011 at 10:27 am
(5) ali says:

perfect thank u

January 24, 2011 at 12:37 am
(6) Mary Lou says:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! From time to time, I would suddenly see a huge font and couldn’t make it smaller. Guess I accidently hit Control + (don’t ask me how!) and couldn’t reverse it. You saved my sanity!

January 27, 2011 at 9:50 am
(7) PWHowe says:

Thank you!!! Huge help.

April 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm
(8) Mike says:

Thank you Thank you …. my co worker would have killed me.

April 6, 2011 at 7:24 am
(9) Deb Peterson says:

Here to serve! Yay for being saved from the co-worker!

September 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm
(10) Cool Dood says:

Thank you soo much! That was it…I just hit the wrong key I guess, but now its fixed. You rule!

October 6, 2011 at 7:51 am
(11) rosa says:

thanks i tried everything but this did it!

October 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm
(12) JAN says:


October 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm
(13) Jill says:

Thank you this is the only thing that worked for me.

November 13, 2011 at 10:48 am
(14) grateful! says:

thank you so simple so important !

December 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm
(15) Amber says:

Thanks, worked for me! I got it that large I was almost only seeing about 6 words on the page! lol

December 2, 2011 at 8:58 am
(16) Deb Peterson says:

Oh dear! Yowie.

December 7, 2011 at 9:03 am
(17) roma says:


January 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm
(18) Heather says:

Thank you Thank you Thank you!! :) It was driving me crazy!!

February 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm
(19) Grace says:

Thank you so much. I didn’t know how I got the print
so large but I am so thankful for your information

April 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(20) Pamela says:

THANK YOU….it was like a gremlin in my keyboard. I was just using the pad and suddenly the print grew and grew and grew. I have no idea what in the world happened, but I couldn’t find a way to make it smaller. I will have to save this somewhere, because my swiss cheese memory will NEVER keep it for long!!!

Thanks again!

August 18, 2012 at 12:02 am
(21) linda says:

didnt work for me

September 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm
(22) Debbie says:

Thank you! I had serched this before but couldn’t find the help I needed. This is SOOOOO simple! Thank you so much. I just got an Acer notebook and every time I accidentally slide my finger a certain way it made the font larger. I had tried to do just the opposite but it didn’t work. Thank you so much!

January 4, 2013 at 12:27 am
(23) Diane says:

Deb, I can’t thank you enough for making my night shorter. I thought I would be up until the wee hours of the night. I couldn’t remember how to make my font small again. You are to cool!

April 14, 2013 at 11:27 am
(24) Carla says:

I didn’t know what I did to make the font large. Thank you for telling me how to get it back to normal.

May 24, 2013 at 9:17 am
(25) monica says:

thanks i was going crazy with big fonts and pics

February 19, 2014 at 12:40 am
(26) Marilyne says:

Gosh I was about to go nuts! Thanks

April 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm
(27) Linda says:

Thank You ! I couldn’t figure out what to do… :D

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