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Screen Font Too Small? Easy Fix for Text Size

By March 25, 2014

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I get letters almost every day from grateful people who have found this blog about what to do when your screen font becomes teeny tiny, so I repost it every once in a while.

Somehow, the font on my screen had become so tiny I was hunched over my laptop to read it. Not good.

I reached out in frustration to my fellow guides at About, and learned that Ctrl + will increase the size. It was like a little miracle! Sometimes it's the small things (not fonts!) that make a person happy.

If you can't read your screen anymore and the problem isn't your glasses, try Ctrl + on a PC, Command + on a Mac.

And if you go too far and the font becomes giant, you can make it smaller with Ctrl - (PC) or Command - (Mac).

Here's a bit more info: How to Change Your Screen Font

Public service announcement for the day.


August 14, 2009 at 11:12 am
(1) Rose says:


August 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm
(2) Deb Peterson says:

I’m so glad you found this, Rose. I use this all the time. AND, I should have added that Ctrl – makes it smaller, in case you go too far! lol.

September 2, 2009 at 11:21 am
(3) Miss VIcki says:

Thank you for saving the day!!!

November 11, 2009 at 6:23 am
(4) Amanda says:

OMG!! Thank you!!! ;)

December 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm
(5) lori says:

thank you so much. Quick and sweet. Trying to find the answer before finding yours, was like trying to find a donkey that flew.

December 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(6) Deb Peterson says:

Hi Lori,
I felt the same way! I was so frustrated, and then someone just mentioned to me casually how to fix it. What a small but amazing gift. I’m happy to pass it along!

March 17, 2010 at 2:08 am
(7) gordon says:

WOW!!!! my tired old eyes thank you very much for this solution. the perfect answer for a very frustrating problem

March 23, 2010 at 9:50 am
(8) Peter Lucash says:

Thank you – some of my students type in 8 point if not 6 point. When working through 30-40 posts, I can go crazy!

April 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm
(9) Tracy says:

Thanks SOOO much!!

May 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(10) Lori says:

Thank you so much!!! I had no idea how I made my font size get smaller. Thankfully I came upon your blog that told me how to fix it. I appreciate it!

May 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(11) elisa says:

thank you!

May 26, 2010 at 10:16 pm
(12) Kimberly says:

Oh you are thebomb.com. Seriously. Thank you.

June 30, 2010 at 7:12 am
(13) Christine Murdza says:

Huggs and Kisses!!

Thank you so much!!

August 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(14) raja says:

v v v v v v v v v good ..thanks very much

September 10, 2010 at 11:46 pm
(15) Sab says:

I cannot even tell you how helpful this was!!! I just got a new laptop and the minute font was giving me fits. I have literally been messing with setting and screen rez all day!

September 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm
(16) timmiy says:

OMG you made my day

October 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(17) Debbie says:

My three year put his elbow on the keyboard and the fonts shrunk.
I tried everything to fix it, to no avail!
Thank you so much for your quick fix. Too bad it took me so long to think of Googling.

November 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm
(18) DennyPen says:

Recent Windows update changed my fonts to small. Settings indicated they were still set at medium. Spent a lot of time trying Windows and Explorers suggestions. Nothing worked.

Found your suggestion and within 1 second, I could read again!

Thank you!

November 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm
(19) Bella says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I was going nuts!!!! and this tip totally saved the day!!!!

November 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
(20) Ce says:

Awesome! I knew there was a way and I just couldn’t remember how!

November 16, 2010 at 7:15 am
(21) Roveline says:


November 28, 2010 at 2:11 am
(22) Abbey says:

Ctrl + is not working for me. Can you help any further?
Thank you.

November 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm
(23) Deb Peterson says:

I’m sorry, Abbey. This is the only way I know. Your screen font will depend somewhat on the browser you use. Explore the menu items across the top of your screen and look for anything that has to do with View or Fonts. Good luck!

December 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(24) Lori says:

I really thought I was going blind. You helped me so much!
Thankyou !!!

December 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(25) Nichol says:

Thank you thank you !

January 7, 2011 at 9:21 am
(26) sunshine says:

Yippee!!!! It works – many thanks!

January 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm
(27) Frannie says:

You are my new best friend!!! We were going crazy… All of a sudden our fonts were so small we could not read anything. We were so frustrated until we found you. Ctrl + change our lives. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 16, 2011 at 8:29 am
(28) Deb Peterson says:

I love it. You are very welcome! It’s the little things in life that make such a big difference.

January 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm
(29) Joanie says:

I was searching all over for an answer to why my font suddenly got small – all the answers were so complicated and nothing helped! Then I worded my google search differently, saying “accidentally made my font too small” and I found this perfect answer! Thank you so much!

February 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm
(30) carolyn says:

I am eternally grateful, thank you from the bottom of my heart(and all that stuff)..seriously, I do thank you

March 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm
(31) johnny james basso says:

thank you it worked

March 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm
(32) Jeanne says:

You’re a LIFESAVER! I don’t know how this happened, but at least I now know how to fix it…

March 24, 2011 at 10:21 am
(33) gia says:

Thank u so much for the valuable information.

March 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm
(34) katie says:


May 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm
(35) Gini Hummel says:

My eyes are just now uncrossing after hours of dealing with font size approx 2!

Actually had to print and snail mail an email because I knew that the address was so small it likely would not get to the addressees! Whew. THANK YOU!!! I have writ it large on my laptop deck!


July 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm
(36) May says:

thank you so much, i am so frustrated already that I cant take it anymore, and now it went back to its original settings! thank you thank you so much

September 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm
(37) mariacarmen Dominguez Alfaya says:

thank you, thank you, thank you. Hadn`t used a computer in 15 years and had no idea where to start fixing the problem of smaller and smaller letters. Your an angel!

September 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm
(38) nicole says:

Thank you. I was using FN + and wondering why it wouldn’t go.

September 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm
(39) mini says:

Thank you a lot…it is like a miracle.. Appreciate it

October 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

thanks a lot

November 2, 2011 at 7:46 am
(41) Nathalie says:

Ur amazing!!! Life savor. Thank YOU!!!

November 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm
(42) DOT says:

WOW, that was so easy and it worked immediately, thanks!!

November 17, 2011 at 10:17 am
(43) Shannon says:

Thanks a bunch! Made my morning: )

November 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm
(44) nancy says:

Now that I made my font bigger, I can’t get my E-mail all on one screen. I want to be able to see it all at one time. Then, how do you take it back to what it was?

November 25, 2011 at 8:27 am
(45) Deb says:

Nancy, Ctrl (or command) – will reduce your font again. Ctrl + makes it bigger, Ctrl – makes it smaller. Easy!

December 3, 2011 at 6:54 am
(46) Penny says:

Thank you so much! I wish all of life’s problems were that easy to fix!

December 23, 2011 at 1:28 am
(47) awhina says:

Thanks again far it’s taken me a few days too figure out till now

December 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm
(48) E. Sheppard says:

I love this – and it is very useful. I have shared it today. Thank you!

December 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm
(49) Kailey says:

Thank you so much!! I have horrible eyesight and whenever I’m at school I refuse to wear my glasses (or, anywhere :D ). Whenever we go to the computer lap I do that now. THANKS A BUNCH x

December 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm
(50) Elaine krintzman says:

it’s the little things in life that make the difference. Please-more tips for common computer dilemas and thanks again

January 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm
(51) Elaine says:

Thank you so much! I finally can see my screen at 100% again.

January 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(52) Heather says:


January 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm
(53) Gabrielle says:

Thank you sooo much!! I leaned on my keyboard one day, and somehow my font “magically” shrunk and I couldn’t figure out how I did it! I tried going into control panel etc, and it didn’t work. Amazing, how simple these things really are. Thanks again!

January 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm
(54) pp says:

thanks! worked

January 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm
(55) Laura says:

Thanks for saving my sanity. I have no idea what happened to decrease the font size to ridicuously unreadable without hunching and squinting. I am just thrilled I came here, and viola, one more time About spells things out in simple English.

January 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm
(56) Lisa says:

U ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! U just made my night – I have been struggling with this changing from readable font to very small font!!

January 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm
(57) Luey says:

Thank you! I thought it was the Timeline in Facebook until i noticed my font was timny in internet explorer too…..great solution!

February 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm
(58) judith says:

Thank you so much for your help. My screen was extremely small and I hated my monitor, but now I am overjoyed. Thanks a million!

February 4, 2012 at 4:40 am
(59) Carolsue says:

OMG! I love you! I have been trying so many different things to do this and almost ruined my blog in the process. I thought this CTRL + would just make it larger temporarily, but it stays that way! This has happened in the past and I wonder if this is what I did to make it that way (hit CTRL -) by mistake. Each time I had the feeling I hit a key(s) by accident but I didn’t know what I did or how to reverse it! THANK YOU.

February 4, 2012 at 8:45 am
(60) Chimein says:

Yes! I can’t say it was a toddler but, me who hit the wrong key. I had no idea how to fix it or what key I hit even, until now. Thank you for the quick and effective fix.

February 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(61) R.D. Blount says:

Just spent an hour with Blackboard tutorials trying to figure out how to get the screen back to normal size… in less than 60 seconds you CTRL + worked PERFECTLY.

Many thanks,

February 10, 2012 at 1:43 am
(62) jqpal says:

I found out that when my fonts, while online, suddenly got too large. At the bottom right hand of my computer, there is what you click on to make the fonts larger or smaller. 100% works for me–if it is too small, you can change it to 125% or 150%, and change it anytime. If I happen to have a hard time reading it at 100%, I can change it just for the time being and return to 100%. Didn’t cost me anything to find this out.

February 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm
(63) mohit says:

thanx it realy work

February 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(64) nick says:

FIXED MY PROBLEM! Thanks, the other posts on google didnt work

February 14, 2012 at 10:53 am
(65) Angie M says:

Thank you so much!!!

February 19, 2012 at 8:59 am
(66) Evelyn says:

thanks it worked.

March 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm
(67) Catina says:

Thank u so much. U have made my day a lot easier thanks again.

March 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm
(68) Sierra says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH! My problem was it was too BIG, but thank you so much for that!

March 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm
(69) Mallie says:

Thank you so much I was going nuts trying to read the print on my laptop is was so small.

March 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm
(70) Liz Nikolaisen says:

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has managed to shrink the text JUST on my Yahoomail page to miniscule; every other site was fine! Thank you so so much for your help :-)

March 14, 2012 at 8:01 am
(71) Charisse says:

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was going crazy!

March 14, 2012 at 9:38 am
(72) Jimmy says:

Yes, simple advice for simple minded people works every time. Thanks for taking the time to post a quick answer to a big problem that was driving me to a magnifying glass! I am so grateful that I got this solution for small fonts instead of a morass of url’s trying to sell more software.

March 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm
(73) Kristen Eide-Tollefson says:

Thank you!!!!

March 30, 2012 at 12:02 am
(74) Angela says:

You have saved my sanity!!!
Thank you so much.

March 31, 2012 at 6:04 am
(75) john says:

I have read the tips on the size of words on screen which is good for all PC users.
My problem is I am plaqying on a XBOX360 can some one help with this problem.

March 31, 2012 at 6:04 am
(76) john says:

I have read the tips on the size of words on screen which is good for all PC users.
My problem is I am plaqying on a XBOX360 can some one help with this problem.

March 31, 2012 at 6:04 am
(77) john says:

I have read the tips on the size of words on screen which is good for all PC users.
My problem is I am plaqying on a XBOX360 can some one help with this problem.

March 31, 2012 at 8:19 am
(78) Deb Peterson says:

Oh boy, John, I have no idea about XBOX. Anybody?

April 3, 2012 at 10:49 am
(79) Stephanie says:

Or on a PC you can press Ctrl and roll the button on your mouse (mine is between the left and right click buttons.)

April 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm
(80) Nick says:

I would add that hitting Ctrl and 0 (Number zero) returns to the original size (equivalent to 100%).

April 4, 2012 at 8:30 am
(81) Deb Peterson says:

Thanks for the additional tips!

April 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm
(82) Julie Ann Brightman says:

Thank you sooo much :)

April 8, 2012 at 12:18 am
(83) Shanda says:

Thank you so much! It was a lifesaver!

April 10, 2012 at 10:38 am
(84) Libby says:

Yay you!!!!

April 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(85) Adina says:

thank u so much!!oh i thought it would stay small forever!!:)

April 13, 2012 at 9:53 am
(86) sim says:


April 13, 2012 at 9:56 am
(87) SIM says:


April 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm
(88) frank says:

Thank you! I was wondering if it was my eyes!

April 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm
(89) dawn says:

Great page !! I used the advice to alter the size of the font and it worked. Many thanks.

April 19, 2012 at 6:13 am
(90) Graham Lovell says:

Thank you so much, a great help, so grateful.

April 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm
(91) Nicky says:

Thank you so much!!!! I had been going crazy!!!! It works!!! YAAHHHH

April 20, 2012 at 4:18 am
(92) aGLAIA says:


April 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(93) Gloria says:

Wonderful! Thank you so much. It worked!

April 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm
(94) melissa says:

Thank You!!! =0)

April 26, 2012 at 5:18 am
(95) Bobbie says:

May God bless you. My frustration level was killing me. Thanks to your information which worked immediately, and without all of the do this and do that.

April 27, 2012 at 7:25 am
(96) Erik says:

Thank you so much!!!!! Took forever to find the answer and I can’t believe it was so easy. I could barely read how to fix the issue, but now no problems

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm
(97) Cristina says:

Thank you so much it was driving crazy ♥ many blessing to you and thank you for sharing ♥

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 am
(98) james harley says:

Thanks for your quick simple fix……my regular forum text went all large on me …didnt have a clue how to fix it… tried system restore and all sorts of stuff to fix it with no joy….one quick google search threw your answer up….working like a dream now…..thats nearly a hundred folk that you have helped now…cheers james

May 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm
(99) NubianQn says:

OMG, I could kiss you!!!! I accidentally shrunk my font about a week ago, spent an hour trying to figure it out, finally gave up. Somehow it corrected itself days later (or maybe my kids did it). Today I did it again and couldn’t fathom spending another wasted hour trying to figure it out. Google’d the question and there was your answer- short, to the point and most important- correct!!! ThANKS!!

May 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm
(100) ALL says:

Thanks! You saved my sanity!

May 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm
(101) Dolores Mylen says:

When are you supposed to change the font when printing a document – before being sent to the printer? I can’t get my font to change. Help.

May 4, 2012 at 3:31 am
(102) Yasha Abbas says:

This explanation helped me so much……………..thanx for telling I was so angry with this problem then I thought to search it on Google and saw ur message thank you very much!!! <3

May 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm
(103) Emma says:

I bought a new PC and almost same day I got some sites with a big display, some with 2′ wide. Total crazy. I thought that’s it. Internet only for rich people. You can’t pay for any problems with your PC.I decided to return computer to the store. Then, accdently I found your site and all my main problems with my PC was gone. It’s a miracle! Now I like my PC thanks to you. God bless you.

May 7, 2012 at 4:11 am
(104) Cydney says:

Thank you! I bought a new computer and my emails were so small!

May 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(105) Janet says:

Thank you very much. I have been unsuccessfully trying to fix the font on every website, email, etc. Every day it seems to be different. Ctrl + or – is a quick fix and I love it. So easy. But now I’m wondering why has this happened. Before I upgraded to Windows 7, I never had this problem. If anyone out there knows the permanent fix, I’d appreciate knowing. Thanks again…

May 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm
(106) Roni says:


May 10, 2012 at 3:09 am
(107) Suman Das says:

Thanks a lot. this is so helpfull.

May 10, 2012 at 3:10 am
(108) Suman Das says:

Thanks a lot. this is so helpful.

May 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm
(109) Sherri says:


May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am
(110) Therese Ortoll says:

Thanks so much! your tip was very concise and helpful… :)

May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am
(111) Therese Ortoll says:

Thanks so much! your tip was very concise and helpful… :)

May 13, 2012 at 2:09 am
(112) Debz says:

Thanks a lot!

May 14, 2012 at 11:10 am
(113) Mary Crain says:

I understand what to do when the font is too small to read. Now I need to know which button I’m hitting to cause this…and can I do anything to save the size of my font?

May 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm
(114) Alaina says:

Thank you so much..

May 17, 2012 at 9:15 am
(115) Chrissy says:

Thank you so much, I was freaking out, it was so small I could barely read this to fix it, I’m not even sure how it happened. Very glad I know the fix now!

May 18, 2012 at 9:45 am
(116) Robin says:

Thank you sooooo much! Amazing.

May 18, 2012 at 9:45 am
(117) Robin says:

Thank you sooooo much! Amazing.

May 18, 2012 at 10:15 am
(118) jonx says:

helped a lot…tnx!

May 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm
(119) cyndi says:

Thank you soooooooooooo much. I have no idea how it happened but its fixed now

May 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm
(120) Margo says:

Thank you very much, ive been trying to figure it out for hours!!

May 22, 2012 at 12:40 am
(121) Henry Wegwitz says:

Dear Deb,

Thank you so much for this tip. I don’t know how the font got so tiny and I was completely frustrated. I did a Google search and there you were with the answer. I am writing from down-under in Sydney Australia with many thanks.
Cheers Henry

May 22, 2012 at 11:36 am
(122) Winifred says:

Thank you! Have been trying all the help on every site and nothing worked but yours.

May 22, 2012 at 11:39 am
(123) Wyn says:

Thanks a lot. Have been trying various sites with no success till I received your mail.

May 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm
(124) Steve says:

The zoom feature also works with Ctrl and the Scroll wheel on the mouse and it take smaller steps than the + and -.

The Zoom feature you describe works with many programs but it does not change the menu and tool bar sized. Sometimes these are too small with newer computer.

This is becoming a big problem with notebooks because the manufacturers keep going to higher and higher resolutions and wide screens for movie watching.

When you buy a notebook you should shop for the lowest screen resolution.

To compare models, I have this PPI calculator you can use to get the smalles Pixels Per Inch screen. It nice to find a display below 100 PPI and around 92 if you can find it.


May 24, 2012 at 10:21 am
(125) kate says:

You saved me. I don’t know how it happened but knowing how to fix it is great.

May 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm
(126) Lorraine says:

thanks so much – you saved me too – was going nuts and unable to read my urgent emails, though everything else had remained normal!

May 25, 2012 at 8:47 am
(127) justin says:

why doesnt everyone explain things so easily?????

May 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm
(128) Nicole says:

You just saved my life!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm
(129) Rhonda says:

How I dislike modern technologoy as I get older.
Love u for this can now read again

May 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm
(130) Tlo says:

=) Thanks a million times over!

June 2, 2012 at 9:16 am
(131) carolyn says:

You are a lifesaver! I was going crazy here trying to get my font size larger!!! Thanks for posting!!

June 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm
(132) Joe C Medellin Jr says:

You stated that having a decree earns you more money. I agree, however, this is true in the private sector, as far as I know, not in the government. In the gov’t you get promoted on “WHO you know” and “NOT on what you know!” The gov’t says that you have a decree, so you are smart, but they are put in areas such as Logictics, when the person has a Biology, Chemistry, Mortuary, Art, Nursing, etc. decree. Also, if one has a decree, it does not mean that he learned something. They just memorized the material to pass the so-called useless curriculum in the decree they want. So, I say if you have a decree, go and apply with the gov’t. I love your web-link, it has awesome information on topics that I enjoy reading and researching…GRACIAS!!!!!!!

June 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm
(133) Theresa says:


June 8, 2012 at 6:22 am
(134) sophie says:

Thank you! I was half way through a piece of work when it all went teeny-tiny. You saved the day.

June 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(135) Kim says:

Thank you so much!

June 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm
(136) deb says:

thank you thank you thank you!!

June 12, 2012 at 10:06 am
(137) Natasha says:

Thanks , so simple and helpfull!!

June 14, 2012 at 7:11 am
(138) Bolaji says:

i thank u sooo much mr Google, u save me from alot of problem

June 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm
(139) Nicole says:

Thank you so much for this solution. My email screen had shrunk to a tiny sized font and was virtually unreadble – no idea what I had pressed! Fantastic help.

June 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm
(140) Scottye says:

Thank you thank you thank you!!

June 17, 2012 at 3:06 am
(141) kings says:

thanks a lot…that was a great help

June 18, 2012 at 7:14 am
(142) Alna says:

Thank You!!!!!!

June 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm
(143) Lynda Renaud says:

do I have an URL?What is it?Thank you very much!MY EYES ARE SO TERRIBLY SORE from trying to read all that WEE print from sites I tried to get help from.Plus I could not read anything .tried magnifying glass but all to blurry and fuzzy pale print.One site I could barely see wanted $.Do not know how it occurred.was not touching pc.It Blinked 3Xs in a row-getting to almost non-existent!!If a small pop up had not popped up at lower rt side ,with different print colours- I would not have known to click jumo to text and seen the solution.Was that sml pop up from you?Again Thanks so much! Am 65 w new pc and 0 literacy in computers.

June 21, 2012 at 6:37 am
(144) andrea smith says:

Thank youuuu :)

June 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(145) misty says:

THANK YOU!!!THANK YOU!!!!i have been trying to do my homework for weeks with my font super small!!!

June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(146) Dylan says:

Thank you!!!!!! I finally can change my resolution without so many pop ups :)

June 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm
(147) Mike says:

I love you !!!!

June 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm
(148) jls says:

I accidentally hit a combination of keys on my laptop this a.m. and ended up with a screen picture the size of a postage stamp. Luckily, I have an old laptop I could use to look for an answer!!! Thank you for saving me!!

June 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm
(149) wendy lapierre says:

thank u very much..

June 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm
(150) Aly B. says:

Bless you! My font kept shrinking by accident and it was so difficult getting it back to the right size! THANKS for the tip!

June 28, 2012 at 10:26 am
(151) slg says:

thank you so much

June 28, 2012 at 11:53 am
(152) tameka says:

thank you so much for yhour help because i am at work and i thought oh no this is it how am i going to explain this especially when i am not suppose toeven be on the computer you were a great help now i know what to do if it ever happens again thanks again

June 29, 2012 at 9:50 am
(153) Naiana says:

Thank you so much. I was going crazy, I didn’t even know how I got it to get so small.

June 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm
(154) diane says:

So simple!!! thanks!!!! I can see my screen again!!!!!

June 30, 2012 at 9:16 am
(155) susan Montague says:

Fabulous!!! I have been going crazy trying to make the font bigger :)

June 30, 2012 at 11:52 am
(156) Karen says:

Forever grateful.

June 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm
(157) Tycoonwoman says:

THANK YOU this has been driving me nuts for days ;~))

July 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(158) Mark says:

THANK YOU and God Bless!!!!!!

July 4, 2012 at 4:41 am
(159) Ron from Canada says:

Thanks so much for this simple, but very usefull fix!!

July 4, 2012 at 8:47 am
(160) Tommye says:

Awesome!! Thank you!!

July 5, 2012 at 5:47 am
(161) yvone nakazwe says:

you are a star, simple things that indeed

July 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(162) Nederlana says:

Thank you so much for posting this and making it clear. It was driving me crazy cause I accidentally shrunk my screen and didn’t know how to undo it!

July 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm
(163) BarLars says:

I was hoping this would help the problem I am having but it doesn’t. Suddenly the font size in title bars is microscopic. I need a magnifying glass to read it but the text in the browser is fine. I can’t use the windows magnifier because I need to type in one place and see text in another.

July 8, 2012 at 1:05 am
(164) Julie says:

Thank you so much! Somehow I keep changing the size and I couldn’t figure out how it was happening. I have booked marked this page for future reference!

July 8, 2012 at 3:40 am
(165) Sophie Perth says:

thank you, it was only one webpage and driving me bonkers, and its not just an age thing if anyone thinks that I am Gen Y and didn’t know that trick

July 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm
(166) Alea says:

Thank you so much!!!!!! You have saved me great stress!!!!!!!!!!!

July 9, 2012 at 9:05 am
(167) smile says:

thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

July 9, 2012 at 9:05 am
(168) smile says:

thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

July 9, 2012 at 9:05 am
(169) smile says:

thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

July 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(170) Sharon says:

omg, I’ve been living with the small letter for so long that I was really thinking it was my glasses. Today, the print got even smaller. I don’t know what I hit that decreased the print. So glad that I found your blog.
Great kudoo,s to you!!!!

July 10, 2012 at 11:44 am
(171) Joanne says:

Thank you, thank you! Something so easy to fix, but if you don’t know the trick, it is really upsetting! And I didn’t know the function! Obviously I hit a couple of keys to cause the tiny tiny print! But now I know & so thank you for taking the time to post the answer!!

July 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm
(172) Barb Reinke says:

Thank you! It happened again to me today and I couldn’t remember how to fix it!

July 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm
(173) Dawn says:

I would like toThank you .very much! I am not computer savy this was such a little fix for such a big problem.

July 11, 2012 at 2:39 am
(174) Nicolas Tatarinoff says:

Thank you, with failing eye sight (due to age!) I can’t keep up changing glasses. Cont + & – have made life so much better.

July 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm
(175) Anne says:

Thank you so much!

July 13, 2012 at 11:34 am
(176) Sandi says:

THANK YOU!!! Your answer is the only one that a) was simple and b) worked!!

July 13, 2012 at 11:36 am
(177) Sandi says:

THANKS!!! This really worked–and on both of my email accounts! You are awesome…

July 15, 2012 at 11:17 am
(178) Julie says:


July 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm
(179) Henry Patterson says:

Party on dude!

July 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(180) patti says:

Thank you so much! I thought I would go crazy wondering what happened!!

July 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm
(181) Joann says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I have been using a magnifying glass for the past 3 days trying to see my messages and e-mail. You have helped me SO MUCH!
Much thanks!

July 19, 2012 at 10:35 am
(182) Christine says:

THANK-YOU SO-SO-SO MUCH!!! Now I can read my screen without a magnifying glass…lol

July 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm
(183) Virginia Erdie says:

Wow! Thanks a lot for this miracle!

July 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm
(184) Angel says:

Thnk u so much it rally works.

July 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm
(185) Ellen says:

THANK YOU. I was going crazy!

July 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
(186) carolat says:

Thanks so much – i was totally going blind!

July 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm
(187) Diane says:

OMG. Thanks a bunch

July 27, 2012 at 3:11 am
(188) Larry says:

I just cannot thank you enough—I was just sick from eyestrain and your tip did the trick just fyne—-Thanks-A-Million!

July 28, 2012 at 12:24 am
(189) lynda says:

thanks so much- an answer to a prayer of frustration after a few hours of trying many things.!!!

July 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm
(190) ori says:

hhhhhhh thank you!! you wont belive how long its been like this..

July 30, 2012 at 9:44 am
(191) Heather says:

Thank you so much

July 31, 2012 at 3:48 am
(192) Sue says:

Right bottom of screen click on change zoom level.

July 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(193) Audra says:

Thank you I really appreciate it!

July 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm
(194) Denette says:

Thank u soooo much! My font was to big & it was driving me crazy!

August 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(195) karry says:

thankssssssssss god blesss

August 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm
(196) Pattie says:

Thank you So much – I can actually read it again!!

August 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm
(197) CATRINA says:

Yay!! Thank you for sharing this!

August 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm
(198) karli says:

i have a screen size problem. my son presed some buttons on the bottom right of the keyboard (laptop), and its made my screen widescreen how do i change it back? im totally stuck
thanks x

August 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm
(199) Dorothy says:

Hi, I just tried this on two news sites I read, and nothing happened. It’s getting more difficult for me to stay on line.

August 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm
(200) Patsy says:

I know the ctrl +makes the print larger but why won’t it lock in instead of having to constantly repeat the ctrl + each time i change pages or siyes or each time i Log in again???

August 12, 2012 at 1:19 am
(201) Alemayehu Ayika says:

I realy thank you I fixed it in a micro second…………………I frankly tell you I have wasted half a day

August 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(202) Lin says:

omg Thank you so much!!!

August 13, 2012 at 8:14 am
(203) Maria says:

OMG!!! AMAZING! you just saved my life lol.. i was struggling at work with the tiny letter!

August 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm
(204) pauline haaf says:


August 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(205) Pam Collins says:

OMG… THANK YOU SO MUCH…… it was driving me CRAZY!! THANK YOU!!!

August 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm
(206) klt says:

OMG…thank you sooooo much!!! This just kinda ‘happened’ a couple days ago and I use google search all the time for the work I do…it was driving me crazy!!! and giving me headaches!!

August 21, 2012 at 4:40 am
(207) Charlotte Norris says:

Omg thank you so much you really helped me xxx :)

August 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm
(208) missy says:

Thank you so much.

August 24, 2012 at 10:04 am
(209) Juli says:

I am one of those grateful people … in 2012. Keep posting! Thanks.

August 27, 2012 at 12:42 am
(210) Pietra says:

Pmg thank you alot i spent like half hour trying tomake my screen bigger cause i press some buttons and it went so small!!!!!!

August 28, 2012 at 9:35 am
(211) Rose says:

Thanks a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttt

August 28, 2012 at 10:30 am
(212) connie says:

thanks..your the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm
(213) lesley says:

thanks. you have saved my sanity. I thought id gone mad!

August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm
(214) G says:

thank you so much!

August 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(215) Anca says:

Thank you very much!

August 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm
(216) Nancy says:

Thank you more than I can say!!

August 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(217) Heather May says:

OMG thank you!!!!!

August 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm
(218) stacy says:

thank you soooo much

August 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm
(219) Maz says:

Thanks, such a quick, no-fuss solution. Much appreciated

August 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm
(220) Debbie says:

Thank you so much, I forgot what to do. You were very helpful!

September 1, 2012 at 1:06 am
(221) maria says:

Willtry that tomorrow, my poor eyes can’t take anymore tonight. On tablet to search. I will sing your praises if it workks. Lol one finger typing not fun either.

September 1, 2012 at 1:06 am
(222) maria says:

Willtry that tomorrow, my poor eyes can’t take anymore tonight. On tablet to search. I will sing your praises if it workks. Lol one finger typing not fun either.

September 1, 2012 at 4:35 am
(223) maria says:

Thank you, it worked great. So happy now. Was going nuts cause itt is a new computer.

September 1, 2012 at 5:35 am
(224) Ronnie says:

thank you so much, very frustrating to read a size 32 font message, yet you made it so easy to fix.

Thank You Ronnie

September 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm
(225) Sara says:

Thanks for coming to my rescue!!!!!

September 4, 2012 at 6:52 am
(226) Ruth says:

THANK you SO much! Didn’t want to ask my kids for help!! ;-D

September 4, 2012 at 9:15 am
(227) Rick says:

Bless You!!!!

September 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm
(228) eileen says:

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This has been driving me nuts. This was definitely a public service announcement!

September 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm
(229) Nancy Martin says:

Thanks so much. My twitter font got smaller and couldn’t figure out how to fix it.

September 6, 2012 at 6:12 am
(230) Aaron says:

thanks alot this really helped me! :-)

September 6, 2012 at 7:23 am
(231) bhavya says:

Thank you so much i was so much tensed but thnx for yur help :)

September 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm
(232) Peter Apaney says:

OMG! YOU MADE ME EXTREMELY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took me forever to find an answer, you made my day!

September 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm
(233) alo says:

awesome help thanks … muaah!

September 9, 2012 at 4:54 am
(234) Frankie says:

So very grateful for your advice—- it works ! it works ! thank you so much! had spent an hour trying to find help from yahoo Firefox etc and then tried ASK two secs later found your page what a relief thanks again!

September 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm
(235) ime says:

am very happy because you solve my problem through your solution platform thanks

September 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm
(236) sajini says:

Omg! thaaaaanx a lot!

September 12, 2012 at 2:22 am
(237) Kuziwe says:

Thank you very much this helped me so much, i was stuck until this, thank you!!!!!!!!!

September 12, 2012 at 5:39 am
(238) susan bravery says:

Now I can carry on enjoying my laptop instead of turning it off as I didn’t know what to do about it THANK YOU.It was so simple but yet if you don’t know so hard to find out.I am glad you reposted.

September 13, 2012 at 5:05 am
(239) Ian McLaren says:

Yet another big Thank you. I was struggling for 2 hours before i found this blog

September 13, 2012 at 8:13 am
(240) joseph2686 says:

Thanks!I was able to fix my twitter account coz the font size got smaller and i dont know what to do…This was a great help.!!!

September 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm
(241) divya says:

Thank you so much. This was driving me insane as I could not read a word on my gmail. It is unbelievable how small things like this can become such a problem.

September 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm
(242) ROSINA LOCK says:

Rosina Lock.

September 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(243) rosina lock says:

Er where did my message vanish to? Was it because I wrote it in block capitals?
Hmmm. never mind, if what the lady says works, I will certainly thank her very very much!
Rosina Lock.

September 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm
(244) rosina lock says:

Oops! My sincere apologies, my message came up haha.
I can read all the messages fine on screen but its 2.45 am
in the morning and want to read it all in bed! lol.
Thanks so much for the brilliant answer, I will try it and am
positive it will work. Lets just hope nothing goes wrong with
my computer, because me and technology just doesnt mix!
Thanks a million.
Rosina x

September 15, 2012 at 8:20 am
(245) Eileen says:

Rose, Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

September 15, 2012 at 9:04 am
(246) giulia says:

thank you so much!

September 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(247) valerie says:

Thank you so much!! :)

September 17, 2012 at 9:07 am
(248) Doll says:

Thnx !!
You are very nice and kind !!

September 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm
(249) Craig says:

I did so many internet searches and tried so many different fixes on my PC and nothing worked. By some fluke I found your site and your solution is so simple. Thank you. I was a day away from taking it in for repair and probably paying $50 for a 1 second fix.

September 18, 2012 at 11:36 am
(250) Trisha D says:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Sooooooooooo simple for such a serious problem

September 19, 2012 at 3:06 am
(251) terry critchley says:

Good idea but does using CTL + and – mean the larger font
Is maintained when the text is printed? I find often that text which is easily readable on-screen prints off in tiny font.
That is a nuisance for ageing eyes.

September 21, 2012 at 9:59 am
(252) Ellie says:

Awesome! So simple and great! Thank you so much!!

September 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm
(253) maureen says:

A Blessing indisguise;

Many many thanks

September 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm
(254) Maureen says:



September 22, 2012 at 2:25 am
(255) Salomisia says:

Thanks a million!!!!!

September 22, 2012 at 10:50 am
(256) Alicia says:

It works. Thank you so much!

September 22, 2012 at 11:01 am
(257) Susan says:

You are still aving the day in 2012. Thank you so much.

September 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm
(258) hamid says:

i have new laptop after formating i get the size of pages big for exa,ple youtube

September 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm
(259) sudhir says:

It was quite well know but anyways might be useful for many in developing countries who just have started using computers. I need to know, how to increase font size when I’m taking print of webpage? Well, using ctrl+ you can increase font size on screen but when print taken in pdf it is just too small to read. Please, reply.

September 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm
(260) Shannon says:

Thanks so much I’ve tried for days to find the answer to this question

September 24, 2012 at 12:35 am
(261) Vikkum says:

Thank you do very very much. I didn’t know I could do this. I have a visual impairment in my right eye so the larger print on-line is extremely helpful for me.

September 24, 2012 at 10:51 am
(262) Terri says:

Thank you so much!! You are a life saver!!!

September 26, 2012 at 9:52 am
(263) Heather says:

Oh my heavens, had a headache last night & started right away this morning.Thank goodness-total lifesaver! Thanks! mmm lifesavers…

September 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm
(264) katy2010 says:

Wow! Thank you so very, very much worked like a charm. Don’t know what happened to shrink it but the CTRL shift + worked great.

September 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm
(265) Dawn says:

Thank you!!

September 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm
(266) Sandra says:

I love you!! I haven’t been able to read my screen for weeks since I changed to Windows 7. I tried changing screen resolution, display settings and font sizes but nothing worked. It was so simple too!

September 27, 2012 at 7:08 am
(267) jan says:

Thankyou so much, everything was so small, now perfect!!

September 28, 2012 at 8:51 am
(268) Betty Brown says:

Thank you for this information. Very helpful.

October 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm
(269) MARIAN KNOX says:


October 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm
(270) Rita says:

Thank you for the info which really does work but my problem now is that when I try to print the page,the font is still too small in print.Help !

October 2, 2012 at 8:53 am
(271) Anne Lezak says:

Yep, you saved my life too. I panicked – and now I’m back to work.


October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am
(272) Pam says:

You are BRILLIANT! I couldn’t figure out why all of a sudden my font changed to something so small that I couldn’t read it. Life saver!

thanks so much…

October 3, 2012 at 6:00 am
(273) Grace says:

THANKS!!!! It is the simple things like this which help so much in life!

October 4, 2012 at 1:46 am
(274) Amanda says:

Thank you so much for posting this i was getting frustrated, my letters were so small i almost had to borrrow my sons glasses to read it lol , thanks again

October 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm
(275) Carol says:

You are a miracle worker. I tried a whole bunch of other sites and nothing worked, and your 2 simple steps did it right away. Thank you so much.

October 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm
(276) Carvie says:

Thanks for the rescue

October 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm
(277) Damion says:

Howdy! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to
my followers! Fantastic blog and wonderful design and style.

October 6, 2012 at 9:29 am
(278) barbara says:

Thanks so much…I was going crazy trying to fix that!

October 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm
(279) Dorothy says:

thank you so so so much you are a life saver

October 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm
(280) Mary says:

Thanks to you and ask.com for letting me know where to go . If we could only find out why or who does this to our computers that would make us happier. Thanks again.

October 9, 2012 at 11:24 am
(281) TP says:


October 10, 2012 at 4:20 am
(282) aristide says:

thank you so much the ctrl + did work

October 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm
(283) Renee says:

thank you so much…I thought I had gone insane! and still could not read my font!! LIFESAVER!!

October 11, 2012 at 11:34 am
(284) brenda says:

thank you so much my cousin hit something on my facebook page and it was huge. Thank you for posting how to fix it my you have a blessed and wonderful day

October 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm
(285) spyros says:

thank you very much that! It was very helpful! my icons became back to normal!

October 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm
(286) opola says:

thank you very much for your help now i can see my font well thank you once again

October 12, 2012 at 6:36 am
(287) Sylvia says:

Thank you so much

October 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm
(288) Jane says:

I am not sure why everything goes smaller but your tip works. If you have a mouse attached you can also use ctrl and the scroll wheel on your mouse.

October 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm
(289) tracey says:

Thank you so, so much. This happens all the time (the font getting smaller) and I never did know how to fix it. Thanks again! Tracey

October 15, 2012 at 1:46 am
(290) Loretta says:

So glad I found this. I was squinting at a screen w/ fonts size that looked like 0. Couldn’t read anything in my email. Fiddled with IE tools to no avail. Your message was just big enough to make out & saved the day. THANKS!!

October 16, 2012 at 12:17 am
(291) veronica says:

you guys are bomb thank you for the help

October 16, 2012 at 9:28 am
(292) Becky Johnson says:

Thanks so much. I had this problem with my Gmail and could not find the answer in Gmail Help but your fix worked!

October 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm
(293) Tink says:

THANK YOU!!!!!! I remember doing this once before but for the life of me I couldn’t remember how.

October 17, 2012 at 12:31 am
(294) Lynn says:

Wow, that was so simple. Thank you for a quick and easy resolution.

October 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(295) barbara kasselmann says:

Thank you! I flipped out. Knew I had hit something by mistake, and could not figure out what. I realized after reading your easy reply that I had meant to hit Shift -, to get _, and had mistakenly hit control -. Sent a largely unreadable, long email to a friend. Just resent it, and told her we need a woman president, too. You saved my day, my evening, and my sanity.
So glad I didn’t waste hours or days w/some techie who wouldn’t know grass from you know what.

October 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm
(296) Amy says:

Oh what a great tip ty, ty, ty

October 18, 2012 at 10:00 am
(297) Mercile Goes says:

Thanks so much for the information. I really appreciate it. I, too, have a new laptop and all of a sudden I lost the size of my screen. Couldn’t figure out what I pressed.

October 18, 2012 at 10:16 am
(298) Fredrica says:

OMG! Thank you soooooo much!

October 18, 2012 at 10:55 am
(299) janice says:

thanks you so much for for the info

October 18, 2012 at 11:31 am
(300) Deanna says:

Thanks so much for your help. Mine got tiny after my cat walked across my keyboard. Now I can read again without squinting.

October 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm
(301) Amy says:

Great tip! Worked like a charm, thank you so much!

October 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm
(302) lisa says:

LOL I have been tryin for days thank you so much lol

October 19, 2012 at 1:07 am
(303) Sylvia says:

This helped me wonders!

October 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(304) Susan S. says:

Wow…I tried everything! Thank you SOOOO much! This really works!!!

October 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(305) SteveP says:

This doesn’t make sense to me because it is ONLY the Google search results page that is too small. All other webpages I visit are normal.

October 22, 2012 at 11:37 am
(306) Sandra says:

Thank you so much. This fixed my problem.

October 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm
(307) cagey says:

Hey Deb…

Just dropped in via your About bulletin to say – I appreciate you too!!! We appreciate you!

October 24, 2012 at 1:58 am
(308) Aku says:

Thanks so much.

October 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm
(309) James Patrick Brennan says:

Thanks a million. Works wonderfully. I was in the depths of despair; no longer.

October 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm
(310) Govindbala says:

Thank you so much.I have been struggling with this problem for sometime.

October 25, 2012 at 4:42 am
(311) em says:

thankyou so much

October 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm
(312) Ruth says:

Not a solution! I just downloaded Google Chrome and EVERYTHING got too small! I already use the CTRL+, but the fonts have changed and now everything is so hard to read! What am I supposed to do: sit ON the table???
It is very upsetting to think that all IT people and designers think in terms of 20 Somersetting. EVERYONE is going to have this problem: I have news for all: as soon as you hit 40 (and it’s around the corner) you, too, will have to deal with minuscule size fonts and thin fonts.
Menes have thin fonts – and dark background!
are you insane?
Get with it: you are part of an all-age computer users.
Cant find how to change it.
And voice-reader – NOT AN OPTION.
I am very insulted that no mature person has been consulted how to design this search engine. Mature = anyone over 35, it seems.

October 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm
(313) Deb Peterson says:

Ruth, see if this page will help you: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=96810

If you can’t follow it, I searched for Google Chrome font size and it’s the first item.

October 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm
(314) Frank says:

Thank you very much i am just a novice but it is a great achievement
to solve a problem

October 27, 2012 at 12:34 am
(315) Judy says:

Would be so great if this solved my problem. I’ve been trying everything for weeks…. to no avail. The fonts on my iMac are just fine EXCEPT for the font in Yahoo games rooms. Those are so tiny they are almost unreadable.

October 27, 2012 at 10:12 am
(316) Noel says:

Thank you so, so much!!!

October 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm
(317) gogo says:

thanks! this is my miracle

October 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm
(318) gogo says:

thank you for that help. miracle

October 28, 2012 at 8:38 am
(319) kellyyy says:

Thanku so much for suggest me.Thanks a lot..

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October 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm
(320) Terri says:

Thanks,what an easy fix to that teeny tiny font on gmail only after I messed it up

October 29, 2012 at 4:33 am
(321) Theresa says:

Thank You!

October 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm
(322) worldinmylens.com says:

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whаt Ӏ wаs lοoking fοr. Үou’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

October 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm
(323) sirat says:

Thank you so much….

October 30, 2012 at 8:45 am
(324) Marilyn says:

You are a life saver…Thanks so very much!

October 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm
(325) YAyee says:

Thank you so much! ahahaha u saved my day..

October 31, 2012 at 3:22 am
(326) Richard says:

You just saved my sanity. Thank you for posting this!!!!!

October 31, 2012 at 11:38 am
(327) Mylene says:

Thank you so much x

October 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm
(328) Monika says:

So funny that it was that easy! Thank you so much!

November 1, 2012 at 12:15 am
(329) Kelly says:

Thank you so much!

November 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm
(330) Debbie says:

thank you sooooo much!!!

November 3, 2012 at 7:59 am
(331) more info... says:

Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much,
However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t
subscribe to it. Is there anybody else having similar RSS problems?
Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond?

November 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(332) cr says:

awesome….thank you !!!

November 4, 2012 at 7:53 am
(333) Jill says:

Thank you!!!

November 4, 2012 at 10:57 am
(334) Mary says:

Thank you very much. I didn’t know how the font got so small and I couldn’t get it larger.


November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(335) dee says:

it works – ctrl+


saves reading loads of manuals

November 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm
(336) Jon Tworkl says:

This problem was driving me insane and I didn’t have time to deal with it at all. I just hated reading everything with a magnifying glass.
Thank you for posting the solution.

November 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(337) Annn says:

Thanks so much. I was going blind trying to read my computer screen.

November 7, 2012 at 1:02 am
(338) L says:

What a life saver! Thank you!

November 7, 2012 at 1:11 am
(339) April says:

Thank you so much! Going crazy how to fix my problem until I saw and did your advice… Thank you!

November 7, 2012 at 3:47 am
(340) Mariam says:

Thank U Sooooooooo much…

November 7, 2012 at 5:49 am
(341) siddharth says:

thanks a lot

a friend indeed is a friend indeed

thanks for your help really thanks from my inner part


November 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(342) cristal says:

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm
(343) Pretty says:

Thank you so much didnt get it right for 4hours,words were too small to read then i was surprise abt yo idea just a second my lap wawas back to normal Thank you.

November 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(344) Delia Rapoo says:

Thank you very much! I was asked by my husband to send some emails and I accidentally pressed control minus instead of shift underscore, so the email font becomes very small.I thought by pressing it over and over again will make the font to go back to its same size but it just turned out very small that I can’t even read it. I called my husband and he also doesn’t know how to fix it so I look for an answer and finally found your blog. I tried and and yessss! it works!!! thank you very very much..you really help those who doesn’t know anything about fixing computer problems!!

November 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

how do I get on line with my new computer

November 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

why cant I get online

November 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm
(347) Amira says:

thank you soooo much!!! I kept having the same problem since I got this laptop last Xmas and could never figure out what I had done! thank you!!!

November 10, 2012 at 8:19 am
(348) jim says:

such an easy fix. awesome!!

November 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm
(349) Robert says:

Thanks a lot…this indeed was useful!!!

November 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm
(350) Al says:

It worked on this page, but will have to check out other pages!!

November 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm
(351) CHAD says:

thanks a bunch.was trying to figure it out through my computer and was pulling my hair out!

November 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm
(352) Debbie says:

I can’t thank you enough, you’ve changed my world:)

November 11, 2012 at 7:46 am
(353) Wayne Rasmussen says:

Thank you for taking the time to unlock the ” Two small print ” quadrey for me and my wife, now we can read the copies we print without the magnifing glass.

November 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(354) margie says:

thank you so much for posting. Very helpful. xxx

November 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(355) Che says:


November 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm
(356) D says:

Yea I was freaked out about this small font. Even when I got to this page I couldn’t quite read the font on how to correct it. Thanks

November 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm
(357) stefynie says:

our kitten keeps walking across our computers while we are working and always makes the screen too big….thankyou for this it helped alot we had no idea how to fix it lol

November 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm
(358) lorene says:

Please I have tried to find my view bar so I can set my zoom to 100 ia there any way you can help me Please!!

November 14, 2012 at 3:45 am
(359) Linda says:

Fabulous! I can read!

November 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm
(360) Tom says:

The Aa font sizer on the yahoo composing screen dont work anymore. Can you tell me how to fix this? Thank You, Tom

November 16, 2012 at 7:40 am
(361) Sandra-Jean says:

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you – I can’t thank-you enough – WHAT A NIGHTMARE – but thanks to you I CAN READ MY GOOGLE PAGE again – once again a BIG THANK-YOU !!!

November 18, 2012 at 12:59 am
(362) lrm says:

thank you so much — simple, direct to the point instruction. much better than the help section on yahoo mail which was NO help.. THANKS!!!

November 19, 2012 at 12:59 pm
(363) Chuyita says:

Wow !!! …. this advise will help a lot !!! … Tks !!!

November 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm
(364) Ed says:

Doesn’t always work in Windows 8, but then neither does anything else.

November 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm
(365) d says:

thank u thank i couldn’t figure it out it just changed i thought it was one of the f1 keys thank you

November 20, 2012 at 8:41 am
(366) Teresa says:

Bless you!!! I don’t feel like I’m going blind anymore.

November 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm
(367) Debi says:

Thank you soooooo much!!

November 21, 2012 at 1:25 am
(368) Ladytron says:

Thank you so much for the info.. more power and God bless. (^_^)

November 21, 2012 at 6:27 am
(369) Tanja says:

Thank you!

November 22, 2012 at 2:05 am
(370) Lorraine Clarke says:

So simple yet so useful. Thank you.

November 22, 2012 at 3:27 am
(371) Karyn Davis says:

I have a WOW computer which isn’t exactly like other computers. Anyway, I hit the control button and then the + button way over at the end of computer on the right . Then I hit them together. Nothing. Actually my text is only sort of small. My problem is I cannot print out anything because it comes out in such small print there’s no way I can read. I really need to print out some info…someone please help. Thank you.

November 22, 2012 at 3:34 am
(372) Karyn Davis says:

I just wrote out a comment about how I cannot print out anything on my new WOW computer and new HP printer; the text comes out ungodly small. I have something i have to print and it seems I’m not even smart enough to figure out how to get my d—- comment on the list let alone anything else.

November 23, 2012 at 5:53 am
(373) Nikki Mazzz says:

thank you. solved my problem straight away.

November 24, 2012 at 5:17 am
(374) priya says:

thank you so sooooo much :)

November 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm
(375) Mari says:

What a life saver! Thanks so much.

November 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(376) Debra Eliassen says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

November 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(377) Debra Eliassen says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

November 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm
(378) Dawn says:

This has been driving me crazy, thank you so much!!!

November 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm
(379) Cindi says:

WOW!!! You’re amazing! Thank you soooooooooo much for the tip.

November 27, 2012 at 12:46 am
(380) sheryl says:

thank you thank you how easy you made it!!!! thanks sooo much. gesh. :) ))

November 27, 2012 at 11:37 am
(381) Christine says:

WOW!!! I almost had a freak out moment. Thank you for that easy fix. ANd God Bless all computer-literate people such as yourself :)

November 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm
(382) Kimmie La La says:


November 28, 2012 at 6:22 am
(383) Charlie says:

I just have to say a big ole THANK YOU

November 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm
(384) Laura says:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! You deserve the Nobel Peace Prize or something for this eye-saving, life-saving, sanity-saving, job-saving help-full tip!!! You made my year in the two minutes it took to read and implement your post.

November 29, 2012 at 6:53 am
(385) alli says:

Thank you no one could help me and you did x

November 30, 2012 at 2:00 am
(386) Allison Dow says:

Wow! this are simple commands that i didn’t even know. Thanks for sharing Deb! :)

November 30, 2012 at 9:51 am
(387) K says:

OMG! Thank you!!!

November 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm
(388) Leigh says:

Thank you for your helpful hints

December 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm
(389) Amanda says:

It works! Thank you so much

December 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm
(390) Cathy says:

DOESN”T WORK!!!! Is there something different if you have Vista??

December 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm
(391) jen says:

thank you so much for your help, i tried everything and was getting so fusterated, and when i read your post it was so simple and i was very excited.lol….thank you it was a big help what a relief

December 4, 2012 at 4:47 am
(392) Aðalheiður says:

Thank you so much for sharing, I appreciate that :)

December 4, 2012 at 6:30 am
(393) Jessica says:

Thank you soooooooo much I thought I was going crazy you are surely saved in my Favs

December 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm
(394) Rachel says:

THANK YOU!!!! This has been driving me nuts!

December 5, 2012 at 7:44 am
(395) feather says:

Thank You SO very much!
Fixed in an instant!
Way more sites should be like yours . . .
quick & concise !!!

December 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm
(396) Yvonne says:

BRILLIANT, you are a life saver :)

December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm
(397) Monica says:

Thank you so much, it is simple and easy to follow.

December 7, 2012 at 6:16 am
(398) P.CLARK says:

I have tried your tip on my new Windows 8/Live but the font continues to be tiny. I had no problem with my 12 font but all of a sudden it reduced it to minuscule and nothing seems to correct it. Any advice or does this sound like a Windows fault. Thanks

December 7, 2012 at 6:16 am
(399) P.CLARK says:

I have tried your tip on my new Windows 8/Live but the font continues to be tiny. I had no problem with my 12 font but all of a sudden it reduced it to minuscule and nothing seems to correct it. Any advice or does this sound like a Windows fault. Thanks

December 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm
(400) jenny says:

Very helpful, Thank you so much Deb.

December 11, 2012 at 9:30 am
(401) Paula Cusati says:

Thank you very much – this is exactly what I was looking for! Very helpful.

December 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm
(402) Rads says:

Thank you very much for the info. I was going crazy trying to get back my front size to normal after suddenly going tiny.

December 12, 2012 at 11:49 am
(403) Linda Baker says:

Thankyou so much. Never heard of this before but will tell everyone now!

December 12, 2012 at 11:59 am
(404) josep kanimea says:

thank you, had this problem for a long time after reposting my request, following your tips, its like a magic touch…Happy Xmas

December 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm
(405) Hans says:

Thank you!!! I was taking a Toefl practice and I really need this advice!! Really helpful!

December 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm
(406) tammy says:

OMG been plauged for months kept getting worse didnt know what i was doing wrong now i can just undo it i love you

December 22, 2012 at 8:53 am
(407) debrah says:

WOW!I was suffering look its 2012 and we still need this info :)

December 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm
(408) Cherie says:

I searched on the Google and found your comments, thank you so much for sharing the solutions with us, and you saved my night!!!!!

December 30, 2012 at 11:14 am
(409) Tina says:

Bless you! It all started when my facebook font became HUGE! Then my son “fixed it”, and every other font became teeny tiny. I changed the size for “display” under the control panel, but it didn’t change the font when I was on the web.

You made a semi computer illiterate very happy.

December 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm
(410) carol says:

It worked!! Thank you so much. Why does this happen though?

December 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm
(411) Bernie says:

thanks you so much. I am relieved.

January 1, 2013 at 7:16 am
(412) Toffy says:

Thanks a lot.ITS MAGIC

January 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm
(413) ShopzAllDay says:


January 2, 2013 at 12:16 am
(414) lynn says:

Thank you so much!

January 2, 2013 at 8:56 am
(415) ravi says:

solved. thank you very much

January 2, 2013 at 11:19 am
(416) Tara says:

THANK YOU! No idea HOW i made it small, but this quick fix will work wonders in the future! :)

January 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm
(417) Nancy says:

Oh thank God!!! Finally fixed!

January 4, 2013 at 4:26 am
(418) Maureen says:

THANK YOU so much i can now read the screen without straining,how simple was the solution,i thought i was going to resort to a computer repair shop.DELIGHTED!!!

January 5, 2013 at 12:40 am
(419) Edith says:


January 5, 2013 at 11:29 am
(420) Kath says:

Thanks but I knew this already. I just wanted to know WHY it did this in the first place?

January 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm
(421) Susan says:

WOW!!! Thank you so much! I don’t know why it got tiny, but this did the trick.

January 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(422) nothando says:

thank you this really helped

January 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(423) nothando says:

thank you this really helped

January 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm
(424) ounbbl says:

You forgot to tell people that what it works is within an internet browser.

January 9, 2013 at 7:23 am
(425) carol hoffman says:

Thanks – you are ssoooo sssmmmaaarrttt!!!!!!!

January 9, 2013 at 10:08 am
(426) Pat says:

This is just about the most useful piece of information that I have ever read on the internet. I am almost 60 and spend a lot of time on my laptop for work, with resultant eyestrain and headaches (and increasingly strong reading glasses). I can’t thank you enough. It is so simple but I’m sure I wouldn’t have stumbled across it myself by accident. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

January 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm
(427) Mat says:

Thank you for the trick, you helped me remained calm…now happy again! Have a nice day!

January 10, 2013 at 11:52 pm
(428) raypackwood says:

Bless you! I was so frustrated I was ready to take my HP with me so I could ask anybody who would listen to please help me. THANK YOU. Ray Packwood

January 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm
(429) Cherry says:

Wow I can’t believe what an easy fix that was, AWESOME. Thank you so much

January 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm
(430) Heidi says:

Thank YOU so very much. I hope I remember this.

January 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm
(431) Jeanette says:

Thank you. i can now put the magnifying away

January 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm
(432) Lupe says:

WOW! I cannot believe how many other people also had this problem! I thought it was just me. It is amazing the things we can find on the internet. Funny how such a small thing can make such a huge difference.Thank you so much!

January 17, 2013 at 8:37 am
(433) Maggie says:

Thank you! Worked like a treat!

January 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm
(434) Sharon says:

Ctrl + worked. My font was fixed immediately. Thank you so much.

January 19, 2013 at 12:47 am
(435) Savio Mody says:

Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar
one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks?
If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated.

January 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm
(436) Tee says:

this happens every time the cat walks across my keyboard! Thanks for the fix!!

January 20, 2013 at 6:27 am
(437) Lizzie says:

Thank you so much! My poor 53-yo eyes were straining like crazy, and nothing I thought to try was helping!

I’ve bookmarked your blog — thanks again!

January 20, 2013 at 11:03 am
(438) Shayla says:

Thanks that really helpe, I was going crazy trying to figure it out while I completed my school work.

January 20, 2013 at 11:45 am
(439) sam says:

Thanks for the simple problem solved and the solution by you…

January 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm
(440) G. S. Giauque says:

WHY do the fonts become smaller? On my other computer, this never happens! Let’s not just fix the problem temporarily, let’s fix it permanently!
Is the problem with google chrome or with something else?

January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm
(441) Alexandra says:

Thank you. This was a huge time savings and mental savings for me. Much appreciation!

January 24, 2013 at 8:33 am
(442) dave says:

Thank you so much. I was soooo frustrated.

January 24, 2013 at 9:50 am
(443) jk says:

THANK YOU …I was going NUTS!

January 25, 2013 at 11:19 am
(444) hfdjfnkd says:

thanks that helped soo much. only the tabs i just opened were small

January 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm
(445) MaryAnn - OKC says:

Everyone in my family, including the dog, is going to be so happy because the muttering and swearing will be lessened. : )

Thank you very much for sharing this information.


January 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm
(446) Jeanne says:

Thank you so much. I was getting so frustrated.

January 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm
(447) Pam Brown says:

. Will we ever go back to the basics? I don’t want someone to take me all over the world just t”o enlarge letters on my screen. How hard is it suppose to be?” The make it simple, stupid” philosophy. Thank you so much.

January 29, 2013 at 10:24 am
(448) Aline Melo says:

Thank you! Great help. Great tip!

January 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm
(449) Mark Hummel says:

Thank you so very much for this tip! I can see again!!
Bless you.

January 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm
(450) Maryann says:

oh my gosh – I thought it was going to take me HOURS to figure out what I had hit to make my screen go teeny tiny, and how to fix it. I am SO GLAD I found this post! Even though you apparently wrote it years ago, it still works! And just my luck, you re-posted it just YESTERDAY! Thanks so much for saving my next two hours…

January 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm
(451) Emily says:

Thank you so much! I had my setting on really small! Glad things are back to normal The small print made working on my resume tough!

January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm
(452) Ruth says:

Thank you so much, I was trying to find it in tools.
BIG help!


January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm
(453) Ruth says:

Thank you so much, I was trying to find it in tools.
BIG help!


January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm
(454) Ruth says:

Thank you so much, I was trying to find it in tools.
BIG help!


January 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm
(455) Ruth says:

Thank you so much!

big, BIG help!



January 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm
(456) Marjorie says:

OMG!!!! That was the easiest fix ever!!!!! Thank you!!!

February 1, 2013 at 9:38 am
(457) rukia says:

thanx a heap.u have really helped me solve my problem.God bless

February 3, 2013 at 9:17 am
(458) smb12321 says:

Why not fix it permanently. I downloaded Google Chrome, went toPreferences, advanced web settings and you get the option to set ALL web content very small to very large. Unlike the Mail preferences this actually works and its universal (except Apple mail)

February 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(459) jagadeesh says:

thankq so much

February 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm
(460) Ruthsmily says:

thank you for explaining how to make the writing bigger. I got frustrated with the mini size.

February 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm
(461) KARLA says:


February 6, 2013 at 9:33 am
(462) Limus Woods says:

Thank you. I thought I was gonna die trying to see this small stuff!

February 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm
(463) Mary says:

I have spent over an hour reading and trying Yahoo mail options to no avail and great frustration. All I did was flick my finger over the touch pad and my font was instantly small. Had no idea what I did. Wasted all morning trying to recreate what I did to reverse it and then I found your blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

February 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm
(464) Mary says:

Thank you. I flicked my finger over my touch pad, the font shrunk, have no idea what I did and have wasted all morning trying Yahoo mail option to restore the font to original size to no avail and finally found your page. Thanks you, thank you, thank you.

February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm
(465) Susie says:

Can’t thank you enough, such an easy solution.

February 8, 2013 at 5:05 am
(466) Ana says:

Thank you so much, it really works!!!

February 8, 2013 at 5:40 am
(467) Maria says:

Thank you so much.
I wish you can stay near, any time I am feeling frustrated with my computer
God bless you

February 8, 2013 at 10:15 am
(468) michelle says:

Oh my, you’re my savior. Im alone and nobody’s with me. Thank you very much.

February 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm
(469) Melissa says:

My text became small suddenly around 2-6-13. Thanks for the information. Does anyone know WHY this happened? Will i have to press control + each time i read an article??

February 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm
(470) Christy says:

Thank You!!

February 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm
(471) JANAKI says:

Thanks a lot. It is very helpful for my mother aged 57yrs for reading.Thank u Mami.

February 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm
(472) Dorf Kaffl says:

When I open my optonline e-mail two screens appear and overlap one another…..I have to keep moving arrow on bottom of screen back and forth to read messages back and forth. Can you help me solve this problem? Thanks

February 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm
(473) Dorf Kaffl says:

When I open my optonline e-mail two screens appear and overlap one another…..I have to keep moving arrow on bottom of screen back and forth to read messages back and forth. Can you help me solve this problem? Thanks

February 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm
(474) Allyson says:

Thank you!!!!

February 12, 2013 at 8:51 am
(475) Kim says:

THANK YOU!! The nasty headaches should all go away now!

February 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(476) eva says:

THANK YOU!!!! I was going insane!

February 13, 2013 at 11:37 am
(477) Leigh Jackson says:

Is there a way to “lock” the screen. It happens to me all the time right in the middle of me typing something and the screen just shrinks down. the whole view…i’ve tried being very careful as i type and I can’t figure out if I’m accidentally hitting something or what. It’s literally driving me crazy. I hitting control+ all the freaking time …I’ve already had to do it twice while typing this comment! Please help!

February 14, 2013 at 5:50 am
(478) The Magic Of Part-Time says:

Currently it sounds like Movable Type is the top blogging platform out there right now.
(from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

February 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm
(479) chris says:

thank you so much

February 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm
(480) raymond says:

thank you soooooo much!!!!!

February 16, 2013 at 12:36 am
(481) JG says:

I was so frustrated I googled and so thank you for posting this!!

February 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm
(482) Nicketa says:

Thank you, you saved the day !!!!!!!

February 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm
(483) Nicketa says:

Thank you, you saved the day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm
(484) Dawn Davison says:

OHHHHHHH….thank you. I accidentally hit something and it kept getting smaller and smaller……THAT WORKED THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.

February 18, 2013 at 1:56 am
(485) Melissa says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I had no clue what I did, nor how to undo it. I was going nuts trying to figure. it out. Again, thank you for your help.

February 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm
(486) a says:

thank you very much!!!

February 19, 2013 at 9:05 am
(487) Christopher says:

Thanks! I was losing my mind!

February 20, 2013 at 1:21 am
(488) Carol Keith says:

well I started it out reading with positive “someone hears me” anticipation.
unfortunately my enquiry was in reference to my phone which does not have a ctr tab.
I now have resolve for my laptop dilemma.
Bravo. Well done.
Now, with all your wisdom & foresight, is there any possible way you can we have a problem with my
verizon samsung Charge 4g.
apparently if anyone can help, you & we’re grateful follower’s can.

February 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm
(489) Tracy says:

Thank You so helpful

February 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm
(490) Sanjay says:

Oh my god, my fonts on screen was too tiny was not able to see what it is, thanks for your Quote and make it clear. Now my eyes are bit relaxed because of your nice tips. Thanks a ton.

February 25, 2013 at 10:26 am
(491) denise says:

Thank you so much. I have been going crazy for days trying to figure this out. I even bought a stronger pair of reading glasses!!! Thsi was the only thing that worked, I can not thank you enough for posting this. Thank You again :)

February 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm
(492) Yoganee says:

Somebody else used my computer last night and changed stuff around. I battled all day long with the tiny print. Thank you soooooo much. You saved my eyes and my nerves!!! LOL

February 26, 2013 at 8:57 am
(493) linda says:

Thanks so much….I have had this problem so many times…
usually if I restart it is fixed…but not this time…
You saved my bacon!!!


February 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm
(494) Flores says:

Thank you so so so so so much! I thought my eyes were going to strain to death!

February 27, 2013 at 5:27 am
(495) David says:

Thank you so much!

February 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm
(496) chali says:

Thanks for sharing, I have been trying for weeks to change back to normal size and nothing worked. Now I can see my website again.

March 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm
(497) Pat says:

Thankyou so much

March 2, 2013 at 5:43 am
(498) rickson vasanth says:

thank you very much

March 2, 2013 at 8:15 am
(499) Mary Lou says:

Thank you so much, I had been composing an e mail, and somehow this just happened. We could not figure this out, thank you so much, amazing how this could be fixed so easily. (if you know how!)

March 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm
(500) Mary says:

thank you. you are a life saver. I have been dealing with this problem for 2 days!

March 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm
(501) Tamera says:

Many many thanks!!!!

March 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm
(502) RP Singh says:

really useful
keep posting

March 7, 2013 at 12:35 am
(503) Mary says:

OMG! Thank you so much!

March 8, 2013 at 9:00 am
(504) ayomikun says:

OMG!!!! it was like a miracle…Thank you so much……simple answer to difficult problems.

March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm
(505) Anne says:

Thank you!!!!!

March 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm
(506) Sally says:

Thank you so much for the info on making the print larger. It is most helpful.

March 10, 2013 at 5:11 am
(507) Jean says:

Thank you sooooooooooo much !! it helps ..

March 13, 2013 at 2:44 am
(508) Dr. A. Devaraj says:

Thank you Deb! A great learning for the day!

March 13, 2013 at 7:21 am
(509) Nik says:

Thank you it is so helpful!

March 13, 2013 at 11:15 am
(510) mlf says:

thank you …this helps….don’t know why this all of sudden happened…but at least I can now make the wording bigger where I can “read” it! thanks again

March 14, 2013 at 9:19 am
(511) Linda says:

I don’t want to have to do that every time I go into my gmail. Isn’t there a permanent fix for the font size?

March 15, 2013 at 5:07 am
(512) meeting room says:

I think that what you posted was actually very logical.
But, think about this, suppose you added a little information?
I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, however suppose you added a headline that makes people desire more? I mean Screen Font Too Small? is kinda vanilla. You ought to glance at Yahoo’s front page and see how they
write post titles to grab viewers to open the links. You might try adding a
video or a picture or two to get readers interested about everything’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it could make your blog a little livelier.

March 16, 2013 at 4:23 am
(513) pee says:

Thanks sooo much!! it was of great help!!!!!!!!

March 16, 2013 at 7:53 am
(514) Jo says:

Thank you So So So much for this little miracle tip. I was contemplating changing my email provider because the font size was so small I could not see what I was writing. You are a star thank you!!

March 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm
(515) jannel says:

Thank you sooo much ohkay…
It had help me now i can continue my work. :)

March 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm
(516) Steve says:

Thank you

March 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm
(517) Adrienne says:

Thank you!

March 21, 2013 at 11:10 am
(518) Polly says:

OMG! How simple was that! Thank you so much. Now I don’t have sore eyes. How can make the change stay for good?

March 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm
(519) MARIE says:


March 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm
(520) John says:

Great info, Thanks a bundle

March 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm
(521) Peter says:

thanks dropped something on keyboard then size reduced had tried everything to fix

March 24, 2013 at 9:21 am
(522) enjoy holidays says:

We stumbled over here coming from a different web page
and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
Look forward to checking out your web page yet again.

March 25, 2013 at 12:02 am
(523) Lori says:


March 25, 2013 at 7:31 am
(524) molly says:

thank you

March 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm
(525) Larry says:

Thank you so much, I really appreciated this informtion.

March 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm
(526) Larry says:

Thank you so much, I really appreciated this informtion.

March 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm
(527) cris says:

i’m not sure anyone has noticed (1) this CTRL + ‘trick’ works on Windows 8 also!!!! (2) but it doesn’t work on my Windows 8 email page (outlook msn)….any suggestions…grrr!

March 26, 2013 at 8:34 am
(528) Michele says:

I had no idea what I had done to shrink my screens, but this helped. Also, because I then made the screen too big, I found that Cntrl – (minus) brings it back down. THANKS!

March 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm
(529) Carmel says:

Thanks for the tip ! So simple and yet so effective.

March 31, 2013 at 9:41 am
(530) Dedric P.A. Tat says:

Fonts matter… when one is suddenly handicapped, by a stroke for instance and reading has become an unforeseen new hurdle.

For those, this article helps to stay in the loop.

Thank you!

April 3, 2013 at 9:05 am
(531) Akberet Zerai says:

Thank you so much!

April 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm
(532) Janis says:

OMG! You made my day! I have been trying to figure out for days what I did and how to fix it. Many, many thanks!

April 4, 2013 at 10:20 am
(533) Bonnie says:

Thanks for this hint, it rates up there with learning how to copy n paste from an About.com article I had read several years ago. :)

April 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm
(534) John says:

yo can also use control and your scroll wheel to do the same thing.

April 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm
(535) ARTFRI says:

By this time some others may have suggested this approach to increasing/decreasing font size which has the advantage- you only have to hold down the CRTL key and use the your scroll wheel (or ball) -
forward to increase size or back to decrease. The change is smooth and continuous so you can go exactly where you want to be sizewise.
You will find some texts that will not allow this process. But try it. You may like it.

April 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm
(536) Debra says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I did it once before, but I could not for the life of me remember this simple trick. Once again, thank you!

April 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm
(537) Manhar Muni says:

Thank you.Very happy to know such an useful tip

April 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm
(538) Sallie says:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!

April 7, 2013 at 12:36 am
(539) Steveo says:

I just hit control & plus and now I luv you. Thanks,

April 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm
(540) Glenna Weith says:

I was very glad to read your suggestion re increasing the size of a web page. I tried it and it worked.

Another Problem – I still cannot print in a readable size font. Can you help?

April 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm
(541) David says:

Thank you, I had no idea it was that easy…

April 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm
(542) Teresa L says:

Thanks so much!

April 16, 2013 at 4:50 am
(543) Charlene says:

God bless u! it workd

April 17, 2013 at 6:38 am
(544) khaled says:


April 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(545) blue says:

Which was each fascinating too as insightful! Thank you for sharing your views with

April 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm
(546) Kathy says:

I have been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out how to make my print bigger to read my email and you just told me in one minute…thank you, thank you..I learn something new all of the time.

April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm
(547) Shirlieann says:

Thank you, have to fix my husbands computer constantly, what i know is through trial and error on my own computers, your CTRL+ brought his email right up to normal!

April 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm
(548) Will says:

It’s a miracle — praise!

April 24, 2013 at 4:40 am
(549) Asma says:

oh it’s great

April 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm
(550) merle says:

thanks so much…so easy when you know how1

April 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm
(551) Lisa Dixon says:

OMG…thank you thank you!! I had no idea what I had clicked on by mistake…much less how to correct it. Thanks for the enlightenment.

April 26, 2013 at 12:36 am
(552) Viola says:

Yeah bookmaking this site wasn_t a bad decision as it is an incredible article!

April 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm
(553) Angela says:


April 30, 2013 at 4:25 am
(554) gaurav says:

thank a lots

May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
(555) Pat says:

Fantastic Post!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm
(556) Margot says:

THANK YOU!!! Same thing happened to me, except my son is only 15 months. I couldn’t believe he managed to outfox my computer skills.

May 2, 2013 at 10:57 am
(557) Sandi says:

Thank you! Thought I was going crazy.

May 2, 2013 at 10:59 am
(558) Sandi says:

thank you. life will be easier.

May 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm
(559) GG says:

How simple was that! Thank you for teaching a technophobe with a new laptop.

May 3, 2013 at 2:38 am
(560) Beth says:

OMG! Thank you… my children had shrunk everything on my web browser and I could not work out how to get it back.

May 3, 2013 at 8:08 am
(561) Michelle says:

Thank you so much for this information. My netflix screen was HUGE for so long and I couldn’t access certain things like my account information because it wouldn’t scroll that far to the side unless I was looking for movies. Thank you so much.

May 6, 2013 at 10:28 am
(562) Alicia says:

Thank you soooooo much!!

May 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm
(563) Melba Fletcher says:

Thank you, thank you! What a blessing to find the solution!

May 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm
(564) Iris Westfall says:

Your advise was right on the money. Thank you

May 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm
(565) Jo says:

Amazing. Thank you.

May 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm
(566) Michelle says:

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! I have been going crazy for what seems like an eternity. You have saved me from going blind.

May 10, 2013 at 11:57 am
(567) Connie says:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Had no idea what caused it or how to correct it. Again, thank you.

May 11, 2013 at 11:47 am
(568) peter crow c | peter crow c. says:

I enjoy reading through a post that can make men and women think.

Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

May 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm
(569) Cherry Lyn says:

wow…, thank you sooo much to this.., its soo useful and ive learned also…, now i will not bother anymore everytime it will suddenly get small… many thanks to this… :)

May 14, 2013 at 12:02 am
(570) chase your dreams now says:

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May 14, 2013 at 10:49 am
(571) bettyirene says:

Thank you so much I knew it was something simple just couldn’t remember what

May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm
(572) Christian says:

Thank you so much! My wife’s PC has had that problem and somehow it was fixed, but now the character size is too small again. I’ve just done as you said. Thank you because you “repost it every once in a while.” God bless you.

May 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm
(573) Nimi says:

Thank you: was so frustrated I didn’t want to read mails anymore

May 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm
(574) Miss Blair Elizabeth says:

Thanks a million for the quick and easy fix!

May 16, 2013 at 5:24 am
(575) Carol Cisneros says:

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help in this matter.

May 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm
(576) Brenda says:

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

May 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm
(577) Linette says:

YOU made my day! I was ready to throw my computer thru the window. I appreciate YOU! I can read my email now!

May 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm
(578) Monica says:

Thank you so much for this tip! My son was watching computer videos and my screen shrunk. I was having to squint to work on my computer.
Thank you so much for this easy tip!!!!!

May 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm
(579) Prachi says:

Thanks a lottt..this helped a lottt…

May 20, 2013 at 1:55 am
(580) nosly says:

thank you so much…you made my day

May 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm
(581) kathy says:

Thank you so much!!! This has been driving me crazy for a long time!

May 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm
(582) Valencia says:

Gee Deb, you certainly touched a nerve as evidence of the longest number of thank you responses I’ve ever seen. I gladly add my appreciation to the thank you chorus.

May 22, 2013 at 10:33 am
(583) Melanie says:

Thank you so much! I couldn’t figure out how to fix this problem!

May 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm
(584) Cindy says:

Thank you! I was wondering what to do and was becoming frustrated.

May 23, 2013 at 10:23 am
(585) Kortney says:

Thank You So much!

May 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm
(586) Fran says:

Thank you so much. Using the key pad had changed the font to very small and I had no idea how to change it back.

May 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(587) empty life says:

What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious know-how on the topic of unpredicted

May 28, 2013 at 6:02 am
(588) Andrea says:

Thank you for this simple solution

May 28, 2013 at 10:23 am
(589) Connie says:

Thank you!!!! Worked like magic lol

May 29, 2013 at 8:52 am
(590) Melynda says:

You are a lifesaver, thank you!! :-)

May 30, 2013 at 9:05 am
(591) GP says:

Much appreciated. Have a SUPER weekend. GP

June 1, 2013 at 6:47 am
(592) Pat says:

Oh thank you SO much! Easy and incredibly helpful! :) You made my day!

June 2, 2013 at 11:03 am
(593) vadra says:

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! and i learned something new too!

June 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm
(594) Rhonda says:

Bless you whoever you are!

June 6, 2013 at 11:57 pm
(595) nithya says:

wow! super. i was wondering why my screen appears small.. its just a simple matter. thanks a lot..

June 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm
(596) ann says:

worked like magic

June 12, 2013 at 12:43 am
(597) Carolyn says:

You are a godsend. I was putting a line across an email using shift -. My screen went so small, I had to use a magnifying glass. After panicky calls to friends didn’t help, I Googled it And, you came up. Thank goodness. You said use Control + and it worked. I had accidently used the Control key instead of the Shift and the underscore.
Thank you, thank you, thank you

June 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm
(598) richard says:

I need to enlarge all the printing on a window whether it be on a word document or on the internet, or wherever, and the magnifier is useless because of constant repositioning, how do I enlarge everything? I have vision problems but even with magnifiers there isn’t much help and I swear the print isn’t more than 1/8th inch high, please help

June 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm
(599) connie says:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

June 13, 2013 at 11:19 am
(600) Marsh says:

thanks for your advice. My cat stepped on my keyboard and my email got so mall I couldn’t read it. Now I know what to do when it happens again, as I’m sure it will.

June 14, 2013 at 11:32 am
(601) Lizzlu says:

Omg thank you, I was getting so frustrated cause I made it smaller by mistake. I love you person. You made my day.

June 16, 2013 at 8:40 am
(602) Keith says:

I find the default resolution on modern LCD screens too small and I don’t understand how many people manage to work with these screens without damaging their eyesight. I’m short-sighted but with glasses my eyesight is average. Only people with above average eyesight can comfortably work with resolutions which give the tiny text on modern screens.

If you are using Windows, I recommend increasing the size of ALL elements, not just in a browser. On Windows 8 this is in control panel/appearance and personilization/display and under “Changet the size of all items”. I find 120% comfortable.

June 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm
(603) Ft Collins Chiropractor says:

I’m really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A few of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

June 19, 2013 at 1:07 am
(604) isa says:

thank you so much (: !!! you are a life saver

June 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm
(605) Darlene says:


June 27, 2013 at 10:09 am
(606) Keya says:

THANK YOU! So simple! So effective!!! <3

July 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm
(607) Hong says:


July 3, 2013 at 2:48 am
(608) Ta'Mya says:

thx this helped a whole lot

July 6, 2013 at 8:30 am
(609) Dylon561 says:

Hi, My Apple mail program is ridiculously small on my iMac and Command + doesn’t do anything in this particular program. Any idea how to get the whole thing bigger. By the way, if I choose View and Zoom it blows up the whole view to full screen but the text on screen is unchanged (tiny!). Can anyone help?!?

July 7, 2013 at 8:45 am
(610) julienne says:

thanks for this small problem i just solve,its amazing big help for me im shy to talk to someone about it thats why i ask just now and google it..i found this answer to my problem.

July 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm
(611) Larry says:

Thank you so much! I am visually impaired and switched to Google Chrome and it was so hard on my eyes. You saved my day!

July 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm
(612) Mona says:

You have made a significant change in my life today. Thank you!!

July 9, 2013 at 10:15 pm
(613) E. Takata says:

How lucky I was to “stumble” on this fix! I too had struggled with this, esp w/a smaller “travel” computer. I think, however, that the Operating System & Computer makers should provide a way to fix this, since I’m sure many of those that problem “suffered” a long time; but there might be others still “in the dark”. I stumbled on this fix quite by accident. After all, computers should be made for all people, not only those who got a college degree in it, or were lucky enough to have someone in the family who got one, or has friends with that training. I don’t know how this author came to publish this fix, (and we thank her very much), but will this problem go on into eternity?

July 10, 2013 at 7:03 am
(614) folorunso says:

Thanks for this solution. I have searched for a fix for so long. Once again thanks.

July 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm
(615) voochko says:

thanks for your Help it worked

July 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm
(616) Tricia says:

Oh My Gosh!!!! I cannot thank you enough!

July 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm
(617) Jessica says:

Ohh thank you! After a few months of wondering what the heck my two year old son did to my blog page I had almost given up! He must have pushed something crazy to get it to shrink, but this fixed it! Thank you so much!

July 14, 2013 at 2:29 am
(618) Elaine says:

With over 600 people experiencing the same issue using both Macs and PCs, it can’t be a computer or software problem, so what is it? Does it happen more frequently with certain brands? I just bought a new Samsung last week and have gone crazy with the fonts increasing to size 22 and decreasing to pinpoint size that cannot be read without a microscope. I am not aware that I touched anything other than the alphabet keys. I have had HPs and Dells and never had this problem. I thought it was connected to Windows 8, (which I despise), but there are queries from people who have different operating systems. Does ANYONE know the cause? Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fix. Unfortunately, it is an ad hoc fix only – not a permanent cure.

July 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm
(619) Stravvie says:

This is fantastic. Never thought of this.

July 16, 2013 at 8:18 am
(620) Ak says:

Thx a lot.it really helped a lot

July 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm
(621) IT Support says:

Excellent written post. thanks for sharing with us.IT Support Melbourne

July 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm
(622) Elizabeth says:

Like so many others, I stumbled on this site asking the question the right.way

If it is windows problem shame on them for not letting everyone know.

Thank you so much

July 18, 2013 at 9:24 am
(623) Sophia says:

Thank you very much for this assistance. I knew there was a way to resolve but I just could not remember.

July 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm
(624) uma luniwal says:

thank you so so much.i applied ctrl + … and i resolve my problem…. thank u u made my day…

July 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm
(625) Lisa says:

Thank you so much!

July 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm
(626) Joe Gallagher says:

You are awesome, thanks for the tip :)

July 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm
(627) hannah says:

You just saved me a huge grown up meltdown:)

July 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm
(628) Jane says:

You can also hold control and turn the wheel on your mouse up or down for larger and smaller font.

July 29, 2013 at 11:09 am
(629) Rebekah says:

My mom says, “Thanks!” :)

July 30, 2013 at 4:29 am
(630) Umar says:

Thanks it worked your the best!!! :)

July 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm
(631) daneal says:

thank you very much!!!!!!! it was very helpful to me when mine was too big for screen your wonderful sincerely daneal

August 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm
(632) mike says:

Thank you so much i have been trying to fix this for two day’s my kid did and i was lost i lost a days work on my site thanks again keep doing what you are doing.

August 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm
(633) Bond Girl says:

My kitten stepped on my lap top and blew up my screen so big I was constantly having to move it from side to side to see a whole web page. Who knew it was this easy to change back- thank you!

August 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm
(634) Marjorie Jones says:

Thank you for sharing you knowledge with me, about the fount you have helped me so much. You might think it is a little thing but for some who don’t know any thing about computers you are a blessing.

August 6, 2013 at 10:21 am
(635) thaih says:

This actually worked!! Thank you so very much for the help!!

August 6, 2013 at 10:37 am
(636) Magdalene Kastana says:

Thank you so so much. God bless you!!!

August 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm
(637) tops14 says:

Four years later, and your post still saves the day! Thank you.

August 7, 2013 at 3:16 am
(638) Robert says:

Thank you so much. I just wasted half an hour trying to figure this out until I found your article. Info on Ask.com is not correct.

August 11, 2013 at 10:20 am
(639) gerry says:

Never was so much done for so many by so few, [YOU] I didn’t have a problem with fonts but just happened on your advice section while browsing. It’s incredible how many people had this problem, it’s also incredible how many took time out to thank you, many don’t really bother about this but they sure love you. I also thank you for helping them, now that they are sane again. Gerry.

August 12, 2013 at 1:08 am
(640) guhan says:

thanks a million ,was finding it difficult to see the page.

August 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm
(641) Bonnie says:

THANK YOU!!!! Oh my why didn’t I look for your great answer sooner. thank you thank you thank you!

August 16, 2013 at 7:12 am
(642) Wayne@Nerds says:

In reply to

(618) Elaine says:

Does ANYONE know the cause? Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fix. Unfortunately, it is an ad hoc fix only – not a permanent cure.

This is the human factor, the adjustment of visual font size, a cat stepping on a key, or simply poorly written web pages. standardize

August 16, 2013 at 7:16 am
(643) Wayne@Nerds says:

in reply to

(618) Elaine says:
Does ANYONE know the cause? Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fix. Unfortunately, it is an ad hoc fix only – not a permanent cure.

This is the human factor, the visual adjustment for sight, the cat stepped on a key. To standardize font size would be as useful as Obamacare. The real solution is to educate as this article does.

August 17, 2013 at 9:06 am
(644) Lynn Norris says:

Web Page too small (or too large): Click on the “Page” tab (at top) when using the Internet & then hit “Zoom in” if the page is too small. Hit “Zoom out” if the page is too large (speaking of web pages here).Of course “Text Size” is on the list as well under the “Page” tab. The cause of a web page changing sizes (and font) still remains a mystery to me :) Thanks.

August 20, 2013 at 10:38 am
(645) Jyoti says:

A very big thanks to u. it works

August 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm
(646) Suzedone says:

Thank you soooo much.

August 22, 2013 at 4:58 am
(647) Damian Kelly says:

Tried a few different ones,but this was the most basic and simple solution Thankyou.

August 22, 2013 at 5:39 am
(648) peter rahde says:

Thank you so much

It was very frustrating as the fond size was every so much decreasing
I am sending you a big appreciating hug

August 23, 2013 at 2:26 am
(649) lisawhitefern says:

This has helped me a number of times. Thank you.

August 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm
(650) nancy says:

yes it worked! my emails became smaller and unable to be read…and I hadn’t even done anything (windows 8 quirk?) but CTRL and the plus sign worked beautifully…thank you

August 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm
(651) Jean says:

Thank you! That was an easy fix!

August 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm
(652) Jean says:

thanks very much!

August 28, 2013 at 8:43 am
(653) Ellen Briggs says:

A big thank you from yet another grateful person–incredibly easy fix for an extremely annoying problem!

August 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm
(654) Vivien says:

The woman is a genius, thank you so much.

August 30, 2013 at 8:45 am
(655) große Größe says:

This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!!
Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Many

August 30, 2013 at 11:42 am
(656) arturo says:

I got a new laptop and didnt knew what to do at all, thank you so much!!!!! wish you an Irie Day

August 31, 2013 at 6:31 pm
(657) Vanessa says:

You are a life saver!!!!

August 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm
(658) Brenda Johnson says:

Thank you so very very much. I was taking a test and the letters went small.

September 2, 2013 at 9:49 am
(659) AILEEN says:

Omg that what so easy go figure. Thanks a bunch!

September 4, 2013 at 9:54 am
(660) Livin out Loud says:

Thanks, Sweetie. You really saved me. lol Peace

September 12, 2013 at 11:15 am
(661) Melissa says:

CTRL + has made me a very happy girl! Thank you so much as I could not read one of my supplier’s websites that I order from frequently!

September 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
(662) greg says:


September 14, 2013 at 11:07 am
(663) Marty Webb says:

Thanks! These older eyes were quite strained.

September 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm
(664) angie says:

Thank you SOOO much for this info. I was going crazy trying to read of the sites I was in when the print too, went magically small.

September 19, 2013 at 8:52 am
(665) Brian says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH, you saved the day and my computer I was ready to throw it out of the window. (Ctrl + ) magic.Thanks again, Brian.

September 21, 2013 at 10:12 am
(666) Milambo Allan says:

Thank you very much. it was of a great help indeed……:) thumbs up:)

September 23, 2013 at 4:57 am
(667) viky says:

thanks just what i wanted

September 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm
(668) click here says:

I do believe all the concepts you’ve introduced to your post.

They are very convincing and will definitely work.
Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for starters.
Could you please extend them a bit from subsequent time?
Thanks for the post.

September 30, 2013 at 4:12 am
(669) shankar says:

A Trillion Thanks to You

September 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm
(670) dhiraja says:

thank u so so much….god bless u

October 1, 2013 at 8:48 am
(671) R says:

No one else explained this, thank you SO MUCH!!!!

October 3, 2013 at 7:28 am
(672) Kevin Gust says:

Thanks for the advice received and it was most helpful. Thank you and may all your wishes come true

October 4, 2013 at 10:33 am
(673) Daisy says:

I have no problem changing the font size on the screen but what I
cant fathom out is how to enlarge what I type in to the search box!

It suddenly became so tiny that’s it like a pinhead – how can I enlarge

Also when I do any printing the pages come out with very small
print – miuch smaller than on the web page I am printing.

October 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm
(674) Reshma says:

Thankyou so much :)

October 9, 2013 at 2:39 am
(675) Prakash Kadarkar says:

Nice & helpfull information.

October 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm
(676) Cindy says:

Thank-You so much, my son is doing a concurrent enrollment online class and the font on the school website went so small he couldn’t read his lesson, we both tried searching, working with the control panel, everything we could think of. So, I decided to do a online search and came upon this, IT DID THE TRICK! So glad you posted this. Thanks again.

October 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm
(677) teresa says:

Thank you for having posted this fix. I have no idea of what I did to get the font so small, but now I know how to fix it. Thanks!

October 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm
(678) Lauren says:

thank you so much!

October 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm
(679) Monica says:

Thank you, this is so simple yet so effective. :)

October 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm
(680) jean says:

Thanks a million!!! It worked!

October 23, 2013 at 11:26 am
(681) Nikki says:

Thank you I couldnt work it out – thank goodness

October 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm
(682) Ruth Slepian says:

That was so EASY. thank you!!!

October 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm
(683) jim says:

Thank you soooooo much!

October 27, 2013 at 7:39 am
(684) Nathan Pechal says:

thankyou so much I was worried I might never get back the full size screen again!

October 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm
(685) Olu fakunle says:

wonderful been trying text size and zoom in the view menu but never works good like the ctrl +.

October 30, 2013 at 12:01 am
(686) Laney says:

you are soooooo right, it is a miracle!

I have tried practically everything to no avail, it is so frustrating to strain ones eye to read the size of print on downloads, its ridiculous!
Just goes to show that (without Internet help), we don’t know everything.

October 30, 2013 at 5:53 am
(687) suru says:

thank u so much….

October 30, 2013 at 10:10 am
(688) brittany says:

Oh my gosh, thank you so much!!! I was having such a hard time reading the text on my laptop! I hated using the magnifier, but had not choice, cause I couldn’t read anything!! You are a lifesaver!

October 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm
(689) Frances Belknap says:

Thanks so much have researched everything on my computer.
About to give up when I found this Control + Amen. Thanks

November 3, 2013 at 12:30 am
(690) shreya kumbhakar says:

Thank u, so much…

November 6, 2013 at 4:35 am
(691) Kalpana Rao says:

Hey, I was sure i was developing a squint. Thanks a lot, you are an eye saver :-)

November 9, 2013 at 9:38 am
(692) Diane says:

Thanks so much. I can see it very nicely now!

November 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm
(693) O.O says:

Thank you soooo much, I have no idea how I shrunk my screen in the first place, but this “small thing” really has made my day. Thanks for sharing.

November 13, 2013 at 11:32 am
(694) Nancy says:

So clear! So simple! No non-techie! AND IT WORKS! All other advice was gobbledygook, but yours is for the technophobe. Bless you, bless you — I’d been struggling in frustration for weeks, wondering my font-size control button had disappeared from my screen. Now I plain don’t care!

November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm
(695) Tiny says:

Font can never be too small :D


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November 19, 2013 at 3:08 am
(697) Oxana says:

Thank you very much for your help, 2 hours of frustration is finished :)

November 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm
(698) Kari Y says:

So glad I found this page. Thank you sooooo much. I was getting mad. My cat sat on my key board and it somehow made all the text so tiny I couldn’t read it. But it was only on one page, I couldn’t figure it out. But CTRL + worked.

November 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm
(699) Lisa says:

Thank You!!!

November 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
(700) Deb Mattsen says:

My problem is that the display on screen is okay size, I have made it bigger and all that, but now the problem is when I print from a website, the PRINTED size is way too large. Not the size on screen, but the PRINTED size. How do I fix that? I don’t want to change the website text size, as it is just right. But how do I get the same when I print?

November 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm
(701) thomas says:

Ok – you rock! my night just became wayyyy easier!

November 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm
(702) Angela says:

Thanks so much the ctrl + worked, I have been trying to fix this for over an hour. Thanks again

November 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm
(703) Mirjana says:

Thank you so much ctrl+ works, I was suffering for a long time

November 28, 2013 at 9:11 am
(704) April says:

THANK YOU!! This has been bothering me for months.

November 29, 2013 at 10:02 am
(705) gary rodgers says:

Thanks bunches, dam i feel stupid!

November 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm
(706) willie says:

thanks :) :):)

December 3, 2013 at 4:21 am
(707) DH says:

Thank you so much…I was about to go insane before I read your article….you rock!!

December 3, 2013 at 11:55 am
(708) Muriel Wilson says:

thank you so much it is just wonderfull very nice to read again. Muriel

December 8, 2013 at 9:46 am
(709) nicole says:

wow, thanks. only happened on our google page, do you know why?

December 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm
(710) Dee Dee says:

Perfect !! Tha nk you

December 9, 2013 at 5:30 am
(711) James says:

very greatful, you have saved by day!!!!!! my screen had gone tiny while wipping the comp, and in frustration i reached into google and consequently in to your site.
Thank you.

Mtwara, Tanzania.

December 13, 2013 at 10:07 am
(712) pam says:

Thanks for having this post. I looked all over and could not find a easy solution to making my screen larger. You have saved the day.

December 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm
(713) Carrie says:

Thank you so much!!! So simple and yet so frustrating if you don’t know what to do!! You are a God send!

December 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm
(714) Anita says:

Thank you so much!!!! Life Saver….Felt like I was going blind trying to see until you mentioned Ctrl +
Thank you so much!

December 19, 2013 at 5:25 am
(715) Eric winson says:

Excellent bit of information. After going through all my control panel still could not find how to change this ,SO googled and found this useful bit of information. GREAT !!!!

December 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm
(716) Aisha says:

My kids were playing with the PC and made the font so small that i couldnt read it. Thanks alot for this Small miracle. it was very helpful.

December 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm
(717) body building says:

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group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy
your content. Please let me know. Many thanks

December 22, 2013 at 11:47 pm
(718) ko says:

Thanks a looooooooooooooooooottt !!!!!!

December 31, 2013 at 8:18 am
(719) Adam says:


January 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm
(720) Adam says:

Great thanks a lot now i can use my computer clearly.It was quick and easy just Ctrl+ and the problem is solved.

January 2, 2014 at 2:49 am
(721) gbenga says:

it worked, thank so so much

January 4, 2014 at 3:41 am
(722) naren says:

Lovely ! Thanks.

January 6, 2014 at 4:17 am
(723) Lee atkins says:

Thanks so much. I was in big trouble from my husband. I hit something and did not, know how I got the typing so small.
Now I am barred from his PC. Guess I will just have to use mine in future.
At least I have learned something today.

January 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm
(724) Sue says:

Thanks so much. I was about to sail my computer out the window!

January 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm
(725) eryn says:

Something so simple, But very much needed answer.

Thank you so much,

January 10, 2014 at 11:24 am
(726) marisa says:

you saved me !!!.. thanks…

January 12, 2014 at 2:51 am
(727) susan says:

Hi .. The Problem I have is with Adobe Reader XI on window 8.1, the ctrl + is good for the pdf file but it does not increase the tiny unreadable taskbar, tools, sign, and comments pane, they do not go bigger when you press ctrl +. Please help, it is so annoying

January 12, 2014 at 9:20 am
(728) Deb Peterson says:

I think you might be able to grab the edge of it and drag it to the size you want. Check the toolbar menu to make sure it is unlocked.

January 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm
(729) Lorraine says:

Thanks for that magic bit if information!

January 14, 2014 at 10:39 am
(730) Linda says:

Thanks a bunch – I can read again!!!

January 18, 2014 at 2:34 am
(731) Ellen says:

Thank you! This was very helpful!

January 22, 2014 at 11:04 pm
(732) Jan says:

Thanks so much!!!!

January 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm
(733) Maria medina says:

You made my day. Trying to solve this since last week. Love you!

January 27, 2014 at 4:49 am
(734) Tracey says:

Thank you so much!!

I have been trying to resolve this problems for days and straining my eyes whilst doing it.

January 31, 2014 at 3:17 am
(735) michael says:

thank you, thank you (sob!)

February 1, 2014 at 6:31 am
(736) Cyndy says:

Thank you – what an easy fix!

February 5, 2014 at 1:14 am
(737) Linda says:

I’m frustrated! I’ve spent hours trying to find information about education. Something to study and practice. All I’ve found is a bunch of advertisement.
I tried to email Deb on education. There’s is no way to contact her. If you push email me, you get nowhere.
I like about for cooking recipes and info. But education nothing of value is there.
I’m interested in math, english and courses that will help me in passing the GED. If I want to purchase online that’s all I see, different cites to purchase. Is that all to you Education Newsletter?
Please help. Thanks.

February 5, 2014 at 7:14 am
(738) Deb Peterson says:

Hi Linda, I’m sorry you’ve had so much trouble, and that you couldn’t find my email address. It’s in the second paragraph when you click on My Bio next to my photo. I don’t see an email address for you. If you will contact me again at adulted@aboutguide.com, I will be happy to help you. Many states have free adult education classes. I’ll need to know which state you live in. Looking forward to hearing from you.

February 5, 2014 at 11:34 am
(739) Elizabeth says:

OMG OMG..this was so frustrating but thanks to you i was able to fix the problem quickly.. A HUGE THANK YOU

February 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm
(740) Beverley Gannon says:

The size of the font is now perfect, Thank you so much for your help.
cheers! Bev :)

February 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm
(741) Kaaren says:

Thank you so much, it worked right away!

February 7, 2014 at 8:55 am
(742) T-Rex says:

Thanx a million

February 8, 2014 at 5:00 am
(743) dilip kumar says:

Thank you so muc

February 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm
(744) wiolettas says:

Thank you so much!!!

February 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm
(745) Beverley says:

Thank you, great help

February 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm
(746) Judi says:

You can also use “ctrl” and your scroll button on your mouse.

February 11, 2014 at 7:55 am
(747) yogita says:

thank you so much …. i was really getting frustrated due to small size if mail box fonts … it really helped alot ,….

February 11, 2014 at 11:22 am
(748) marc says:

Thank you!…seriously, thank you!

February 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm
(749) BOBBY says:

Thank you so much……

February 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm
(750) SmokyMtnD says:

Thank you SO much! I have no idea why my fonts keep changing at will. And this time, it did not change font size on all pages – only when I opened new tab and did Google search! Thanks again for your “public service announcement”! I chuckled when I read that statement! =D

February 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm
(751) Charlie says:

Thank you SOOO much!!!! Finally something that is easy to understand. Your the best

February 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm
(752) Lorraine says:

Thank you so much. I could not figure how the google print got tiny sized. I have spent so many yours trying to figure out when I came upon your site.

February 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm
(753) rachel says:

OMG I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH !!!!!!!! I couldn’t fix this problem and I just did THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm
(754) Brian Gurnett says:

Thanks so much for the CTRL + tip now I can read my emails without a magnifying glass. How Yahoo mail got so small suddenly I know not – certainly not by clicking CTRL-

February 18, 2014 at 11:38 pm
(755) pcm says:

Thank you soooo much. Glad to know it wasn’t my cat.

But how do I get it to stop shrinking in the first place? This just started for me after Yahoo changed it’s design several months ago. Every time I hit enter 2xs to make a new paragraph, the next text is smaller, as you say, until it is the same size as the head of a pin. I am tired of having to highlight and readjust the text of every single email.

Thank you to anyone who knows how to adjust the settings or whatever the problem is. :) Thanks!

February 19, 2014 at 10:29 am
(756) Andreas says:

When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments
are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive
4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you are able to
remove me from that service? Thanks!

February 20, 2014 at 7:28 am
(757) Deb Peterson says:

Andreas, my apologies. We’re looking into it.

February 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm
(758) Kelly says:

Thanks! This totally helped me!!

February 23, 2014 at 11:45 pm
(759) Kathi says:

Thank you sooooooooo much, I was tearing my hair out until I found this post, really appreciated your help ;o)

February 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm
(760) Gro says:

Cant read your post as text is too small!

February 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm
(761) jenn says:

thank you so much !!!!!

February 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm
(762) FiFi says:

Many thanks – so quick and simple !! :-)

February 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm
(763) cordelia says:

thanks so much; was taught this ages ago and idea fell thru cracks in my cerebellum – THANK GOODNESS smart info ‘SHARERS’ such as yourself are out there in the ether

February 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm
(764) kate g says:

WOW! What an easy fix. THANK YOU!!!!!

February 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm
(765) jeff says:

Thanks for you help… however for me it increased it on the subject line of yahoo mail but not the area where I would type my messages (narration) .. any add’l help??? thanks

February 28, 2014 at 8:34 pm
(766) DianaS says:

I have tiny type in Gmail which is undoubtedly the result of installing Avast this morning, then receiving an email from Avast which was itself in tiny, tiny type. This happened on BOTH my XP computers immediately after installing Avast, so I have no doubt that what messed with my browser was essentially a virus hidden in the antivirus!

I was well acquainted with zooming in and out, but don’t want to keep zooming either. I intend to do one full scan and then remove Avast and recover my computer to the point before I installed it, and hope it will fix the problem.

I can only say “Shame on them!” for hiding malware in an antivirus program. :-(

March 1, 2014 at 6:41 am
(767) Ann says:

Thank you so much for sharing this tip! I had no idea how to fix this problem on my computer until I came across your page. Appreciate it!

March 1, 2014 at 9:50 am
(768) susan says:

new laptop and when not using a mouse the font got so tiny I knew it was something to do with the left click and the right click buttons on the flat mouse pad but ” control plus” saved my business trip

March 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm
(769) dana says:

thank you!!!!!

March 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm
(770) Andrea says:

OMG I was about to lose my mind trying to figure out what I did as I just purchased this new laptop….THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

March 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm
(771) Ray says:

Thank you so much. Windows 8 is the most disgusting OS I have ever experienced in my life time.

March 15, 2014 at 10:01 am
(772) Rexton says:

Thank you so much for that……I was frustrated to see the small fonts and you were great.



March 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm
(773) Laura says:

Thank you soo much! The font was really annoying me! this was very helpful advice!!!

March 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm
(774) erin says:

Thank you! Such a simple fix. How did it get changed in the first place? I was just reviewing emails and font getting smaller. Is there any way to lock the font size so it does not randomly change? Thank you so much.

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March 23, 2014 at 6:11 am
(777) Marieke says:

Thanks so much. Went through a lot of ‘clever’ IT answers before you gave me what I needed!

March 26, 2014 at 5:01 am
(778) zip hot water systems says:

You actually said that perfectly.

March 26, 2014 at 10:49 am
(779) marty says:

This was/is a lifesaver.

My fonts shrank as I was setting up my new Windows 8 PC and my quick fix was to remove Chrome and reinstall it, but when it happened again I had a little more time to look around.

This has happened to me 4-5 times with Windows 8, but never with the many previous versions of Windows I’ve used. It would be nice to know what I’m accidently doing so I can try to avoid it, and to let Microsoft know what they’ve introduced.

About Windows 8. Maybe a good thing if one has been living on smarftphones for some time but it is a terrible shock for those of us who haven’t.

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March 28, 2014 at 5:51 am
(781) Nelson says:

Oh thanks so much, it just work out sucessfully. i am grateful. God bless u people

March 28, 2014 at 10:41 am
(782) TONI says:

thanks so much..I almost lost sight seeing my posts
you are one great Person thnks,god blees you!!!!!!

March 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm
(783) christine says:

Thank you!!! So very appreceiated!

March 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm
(784) AEL says:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I hit some button(s) while typing and the font became giant, driving me crazy for days.

March 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm
(785) del1446@comcast.net says:

thanks for sharing

April 1, 2014 at 8:57 am
(786) mithun says:

thanks to share this

April 1, 2014 at 10:51 pm
(787) veronica says:

OMG that was rediculously easy to fix and here I’ve been wasting time on the control panel messing w/ the resolution which did nothing to fix this. Thank you!!!

April 5, 2014 at 1:13 am
(788) Shubira says:

Thank you !This simple thing helped me so much.

April 7, 2014 at 5:11 am
(789) Emmanuel says:

Thanks a lot

April 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm
(790) keren says:

THANK YOU! you saved my eyes. Really appreciate the tip.

April 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm
(791) Diana says:

Thank you and God bless you for this information. I have been searching for weeks trying to find out what to do to get my font back to normal. I have no idea how it got so small and recently got smaller yet. My eyes thank you as well. I am so tired of squinting to see my screen. What a blessing you have been.

April 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
(792) Katharina says:

Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom with us and saving many – including myself – from insanity, Deb! You are my rock star!

April 11, 2014 at 2:24 am
(793) anthony says:

It should be pointed out that there is a defect in Google Chrome. Where suddenly, the fonts in the navigation bar and on web pages change to a much smaller font. My experience is that after you reboot and relaunch Chrome, normal behavior is restored. But it is annoying that a known issue which as been present in Chrome for at least 3 years is still happening.

April 11, 2014 at 9:38 am
(794) kim says:


April 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm
(795) Debbie says:

Thanks so much, worked great!

April 14, 2014 at 10:23 am
(796) Susana says:

I learned something new and quite useful!
Thank you so much for the help on how to
minimize by Google home screen.

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