Sometimes the text may be too difficult to read in your web browser. Since I use 3 different browsers (Chrome, IE and Firefox) I always struggle to find the menu where I can increase or decrease the font size. Fortunately, I discovered a nice, universal way to make the font larger or smaller on any web page and in virtually any web browser in Windows, Linux, or MacOS.
Windows & Linux
- Hold down the “CTRL” key on your keyboard while spinning the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
- Hold the “CTRL” key on your keyboard while spinning the mouse wheel down to zoom out.
Don’t have a wheel on your mouse? No problem!
- Hold “CTRL” down while pressing the plus key (+) to zoom in.
- Hold “CTRL” down while pressing the minus key (–) to zoom out.
These options work across most popular web browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
- Hold “Command” down while pressing the plus key (+) to zoom in.
- Hold “Command” down while pressing the minus key (–) to zoom out.
How can I reset the fonts back to default size?
Windows users hold “CTRL” and press zero “0“. MacOS users hold “Command” and press “0“.
This used to work but a recent Windows update must have changed this command. I’d like to know what replaced CNTL + up/down arrow?
mindy lehman says
I accidentally did this once and didn’t remember the command, thanks for helping me bring it back to normal lmao
Juan Garcia says
This is exactly what I needed! Thank you for the “way too easy” fix.
Karen S Punturo says
Doing my taxes. Thanks! I have enough stress as it is..
STEVEN VISEK says
THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Big help!
Wendy L Cutler says
I have no idea what I did on my Microsoft Surface laptop to increase the font size, but thank you, CRTL + 0 (zero) set it back to the size it had been.
No just made page larger. Not the type in particular paragraph.
Sandra Holeman says
No, my keyboard is malfunctioning. No answer is given for this.
It’s not just fonts, I tried FF, Chrome, Edge and IE on windows, and this zooms, pictures and everything.