Monday, November 02, 2009

A quick public service tip

Now, this might be one of those things you read and say to yourself, "Well duh, everybody knows that!" If so, feel free to pat me on the head and go on with your surfing; but it's definitely made life easier for me.
As I grow older, it seems the print on my monitor gets smaller and harder to read.
At some point in the last six months, I discovered there is a way to make the print on the screen larger, just for the particular site you are on.
Hold down your CTRL key and hit the + (plus key) on your keyboard. Just like magic, the print is larger. Not large enough yet? Do it again.
Now that I have a Mac, I have to hit a different key than CTRL, but it works the same.
We senior citizens need all the help we can get.

15 comments:

RNSheets said...

I didn't know that.

How do you do it on a Mac?

Tango said...

LOL...I was told to hit the Ctrl, shift, and + button. Now I know that I don't even need the shift button. Thanks, Donna :)

Donna said...

Ron, I think you use that little key that only a Mac has; it's different for me, because I'm using a regular PC keyboard with my Mac Mini, and I use the Microsoft key now instead of CTRL.

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madcobug said...

I messed up the comment so bad I just deleted it and started over.
Blogger

Good tip. I have been searching your blog trying to find the word processor you downloaded for your Mac. Ken's cousin has a new Mac but doesn't have a word program for it yet. My the way her name is Donna also. If you wondered why I was on your blog so long going here and there that was the reason.Helen

Anonymous said...

OMG....that is so cool...I sometimes take my glasses off and get real close to the monitor ... only when no one is watching of course - Thanks!
Marcia/Wyoming

Fernan said...

I'm checking in even if I haven't earned a gold or silver star for attendance. I like your grandmothers romance story. You've got her gift. Got to tell you I ran out of reading time. This stuff so good I've promised myself to get back real soon. Oh, and your cross country backroads pictures reminds me of all the lost villages in Michigan what are no more than scattered bedroom settlements. No stores. no gas pump, the Postoffices gone. But they may have a crossroad couple stop signs. A couple signs of the times maybe?
Fernan and Frieda

Fernan said...

Hey! You got my picture.
Here's looking at you!
Fernan

Hyperblogal said...

Now if we can only get a large-type version of highway signs.

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Well -- how cool is that? Even on this little comment box it worked. THANKS Donna!

Ora said...

Hi Donna....snif snif...it doesn't work for me...sighing heavily...why me!!!! and I know it is a good thing!!! thanks anyway...hugs...Ora

Flat Creek Farm said...

You know what? I knew that at one time, but forgot. So thank you for that helpful reminder! -Tammy

Debbie said...

Thanks for the information, Donna. My daughters font on her blog is messed up and she hasn't found the solution to fix it. The only font size she can get to work is small and very hard to read. I enjoy reading blogs but I read so many it leaves me with blurred vision from looking at the computer screen so long. I appreciate you sharing this information with us.

Robbie said...

I'll have you know that I never knew that shortcut. I know where to go on the toolbar but that's WAY easier. And, if you hit the "-" with Ctrl it returns the text to a smaller version. Thanks!

Pat said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for the tip on making the font larger. I hit the ctrl + while I was reading blogs and it made the font larger for me, and to make it smaller I hit ctrl - and it made it smaller. However when I made the font larger it changed the font on everything..my aol, my ebay countdown, etc. Hitting ctrl - didn't make my font smaller on my ebay countdown screen. Do you have any suggestions how I can make it smaller? Thanks so much
Hugs,
Pat