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    Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    In other XP installs, I was always able to control text size on every page by scrolling and holding down the Ctrl key. Now I can on most pages, but not all. The lounge is one example where I can't--I can't in Hotmail, but can in Yahoo, and most web pages that come up. I can't remember what I adjusted, but it seemed to involve a combination of a setting of Accessibility options (I thought there was a place to turn off text size control on every page but can't find it). See no setting on the Advanced list of the IE tool bar, or Tools>Folders>View in Explorer. Trying to do this to avoid squinting. View>Text size is set at largest but no effect and cannot get any help from anywhere in Display Properties dialogue box, including adjusting the DPI setting on the General part of the Settings tab.

    Any idea where or how to do this?

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    SMBP ~

    I am able to Ctrl+scroll on about every web page except for a few such as the Lounge here, where the 'View' > 'Text Size' feature is also inoperable, so considering this, perhaps it is already enabled but not adjustable on certain pages or types of pages.

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    This could be related to whether the site uses "new style" font settings (e.g., STYLE="font-size: 10pt") rather than "old style" font settings (e.g., <FONT SIZE="2">). I don't have a scroll wheel, so I can't test that theory...

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    Ditto. But the nice thing about the Lounge is that you can switch skins to suit your tolerance to squinting. Most other sites with the "designer knows best" text sizing aren't so friendly.
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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    Guys--
    I wasn't criticizing the Lounge setup which has a number of nice features--I just need the larger print and have gone every place I know that will tweak fonts and icon size. What really gets me is that before in several XP installs, I was always able to scroll to read on any web page--including here--I could scroll and increase the size of the Main Index or do it at the pages where I can't. I'm just trying to figure out the missing ingredient--my experience is the way Bruce described it and Jefferson has giving me something to read up on. I thought there was a setting I used to uncheck in a menu at Accessibility Options on the Control Panel, but I have been on every button including the couple in the display tab, and no luck.

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    This might explain why the Lounge comes in regular, Large and XL sizes (these are OldStyle).
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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by TimOz on 06-Feb-03 14:42. Added useless "discovery".)</P>Didn't think you'd dare pick on the Lounge! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> I used it it as a shared example, with nothing but space to read between the lines. And if that setting you're seeking does surface, I'll be the first to adopt it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    BTW Ctrl+Scroll does work in the Lounge. Or at least a part of it. On the "Search" page it affects the reminder under "View Stats:". But that's it.
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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    If you have trouble with font sizes on a web page, like the Lounge, there are a couple solutions. I use OldStyleXL b/c otherwise I squint. If you want larger text & want to be able to adjust the text on the Lounge with Ctrl+Wheel, go to Tools/Internet Options/General/Accessibility.../Ignore font sizes specified on web pages. Then you can adjust the text.
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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    Terrific Phil. That was it. That's the old tip I just couldn't remember. If you put a check in "ignore specified font sizes on web pages," then you can scroll every single site I couldn't before--KB Search, a number of web pages, and the Lounge. The one box I just could not remember for anything. I knew I had gone somewhere that was connected to Accessibility, so I kept looking at the Control Panel applet. I had forgotten there was an Accessibility button at Internet Options--I kept passing by it. Thanks so much for removing the squint. I'll ck. out Old Stye XL.

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    Phil ~

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    This is just like the "Colors" option. I can make this into a right-click Context Menu item or a Tool bar button if you like! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    For curiosity does anyone know where and what these checkboxes are changing?

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    Re: Increasing text size by scrolling (IE6 SP1)

    Certainly! I couldn't build the right-click Context Menu without it!

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    Re: Building a Context Menu

    Hi Rick:
    I seem to remember you discussing how to build a context menu or toolbar before (I think it had to do with picking a text editor in IE), but I can't find the thread. Could you either go over the steps or point me to your solution?
    Thanks again,

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    Re: Building a Context Menu

    It is (sort of) two different things -- one can make a right-click Context Menu item without having to compile code, but for the tool bar buttons, creating a executable is the most efficient way.

    This post essentially details making the Context Menu for the colors -- it only takes a few key strokes to modify the whole thing to work for Text sizes.

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