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Zoom Function in Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or later)

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1. If you are using Internet Explorer, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and click on ‘View’.

 

2. From the list of options, click ‘Zoom’. You will see a side menu open up.

 

3. Select the predefined zoom level, or specify a custom level by clicking ‘Custom’ and entering a zoom value.

 

Internet Explorer also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Zoom Function in Firefox (version 4.0 or later)

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Zoom Function in Firefox (version 4.0 or later)

1. If you are using Firefox, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and click on ‘View’.

 

2. From the list of options, click ‘Zoom’. You will see a side menu open up.

 

3. Select ‘Zoom In’ option to increase the text size or select the ‘Zoom out’ option to decrease the text size.

 

4. Select ‘Reset’ to reset to default settings.

 

Firefox also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Zoom Function in Chrome

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1. If you are using Chrome, click the Menu icon on the top right.

 

2. Click on ‘–’ to zoom out. Click on ‘+’ to zoom in.

 

3. Click on ‘100%‘ to return to default size.

 

Chrome also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

 

Use Magnifier, the Built-in Magnification Feature in Windows

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1. Click the ‘Start’ button, followed by ‘Control Panel‘.

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2. Select 'Ease of Access’.

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3. Select 'Ease of Access Center'. 

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4. Under the 'Quick access to common tools' header, click 'Start Magnifier‘. This will start the magnifier for current use.

 

Set Magnifier to Start Automatically

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1. Click the ‘Start’ button, followed by ‘Control Panel‘.

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2. Select 'Ease of Access’. 

 

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3. Select 'Ease of Access Center’. 

 

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4. Under the 'Explore all settings' header, click on 'Make the computer easier to see‘.

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5. Under the 'Make things on the screen larger' header, click the box next to 'Turn on Magnifier‘. 

 

6. Click  the ‘OK’ button to save your changes.

The following keyboard shortcuts are available when using Magnifier.

  • Press Windows key and + to zoom in.
  • Press Windows key and to zoom out.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and F to switch to 'Full-screen' mode.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and Spacebar to preview the desktop in full-screen mode.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and L to switch to 'Lens' mode.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and R to resize the lens.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and D to switch to 'Docked' mode.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and I to invert the colors in the magnification window.
  • Press Ctrl, Alt and Arrow keys to move the focus in the direction chosen.
  • Press Windows key and Esc to exit Magnifier.

Change Background and Text Colors in Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or later)

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1. Go to ‘Tools’ and then select ‘Internet Options’.

 

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2. Ensure the ‘General’ tab is selected. Under the ‘Appearance’ header click the ‘Colors’ button.

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3. Unclick the ‘Use Windows colors’ checkbox and then select the background and text colors you require. 

 

4. Click ‘OK’ to close the dialog box.

 

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5. Click the ‘Accessibility’ button.

 

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6. Click the ‘Formatting’ checkboxes to overrule the system colors.

 

7. Click  the ‘OK’ button to save your changes.

 

Change Background and Text Colors in Firefox

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1. From the toolbar at the top of the Firefox browser window, select ‘Tools’ and select ‘Options’.

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2. Ensure the ‘Content’ tab is highlighted. 

 

3. Under the ‘Font & Colors’ header, select ‘Colors’.

 

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4. Choose between the color swatches to select different background colors and text colors.

 

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5. Unclick the checkbox that reads ‘Allow pages to choose their own colors’.

 

6. Click  the ‘OK’ button to save your changes.

 

Change Background and Text Colors in Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome, you need to install a plug in to change the background colors. A number of accessibility plug ins are available here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/ext/22-accessibility