Search Wye Valley NHS Trust

Linux Browsers

A lot of web pages can be difficult to view because the text is too small to comfortably read.

Choose from the following Linux web browsers for step-by-step instructions on how to increase the size of the text on any web page you are viewing:

Making text larger in Firefox.

    • Open the 'View' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt' + 'V'.
    • Click 'Text Size' or press 'Alt' + 'S'.
    • Click on 'Increase' or 'Decrease' to change the text size or press the right arrow to expand the 'Text Size' menu options and use the up and down arrow to select 'Increase' or 'Decrease' and then press 'Enter'.

 

    • Alternatively you can press 'Ctrl' + '+' (plus) to increase the text size, 'Ctrl' + '-' (minus) to decrease the text size. 'Ctrl' + '0' returns you to the default size.

 

Follow these steps to set a minimum text size for all pages you visit:

    • Open the 'Edit' menu with the mouse or press 'Alt' + 'E' .

 

    • Click on 'Preferences', or press 'N'.
    • Make sure that the 'General' option is selected - if not either click on it or press 'Tab' until it is highlighted and then press the 'Enter' key.
    • Click the 'Fonts and Colors' button or press 'F' to display the 'Fonts and Colors' dialog box.

 

    • Click on 'Minimum font size' box or press 'Alt' + 'Z' . Use the up and down arrows to select a new font size and press 'Enter'.

 

    • Click on 'Always use my:' 'Fonts' checkbox, or 'Tab' to the checkbox and press the 'Spacebar' to put a tick in it.

 

  • Click the 'OK' button or press 'Enter' to return to 'Preferences'.
  • Click the 'OK' button or press 'Tab' until 'OK' is highlighted and press 'Enter' to return to Firefox.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

Back to top

Making text larger in Konqueror.

  • Press 'Ctrl' + '+' (plus) to increase the text size and press 'Ctrl' + '-' (minus) to decrease the text size.

To set a minimum text size for all the web pages you visit follow these steps:

  • Click on the 'Settings' menu with the mouse or press 'Alt' + 'S'.
  • Click on 'Configure Konqueror' or press 'C' twice.
  • On the left-hand side of the 'Configure Konqueror' window click on 'Fonts' or press the 'down arrow' to highlight 'Fonts' and then press 'Enter'. This will open the font property information.
  • Under 'Minimum font size' click on the slider bar to change the font size or click in the box next to the slider bar and type in a value or press 'Tab' until the slider bar is highlighted and use the 'left' and 'right' arrows to change the font size or press 'Tab' until the box next to the slider bar is highlighted and type in a value for the font size you want.
  • Click on the 'Apply' button or press 'Alt' + 'A' to save your changes.
  • Click 'OK' or Press 'Alt' + 'O' to return to Konqueror.

Back to top

Making text larger in Opera

Unlike in Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Opera can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the number pad '+' and '-' keys. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. However these changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera.

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text permanently:

  • Opera versions 6 and 7
  • Click on the 'File' menu or press 'Alt' + 'F' .
  • Click on the 'Preferences' option or press 'R' .
  • If you cannot see 'Page Style' under the 'Document' heading then click on the arrow next to 'Document' or press 'Tab' until 'Document' is highlighted and then press the right arrow to expand the list and then press the down arrow twice to highlight 'Page Style'.
  • Click on the box under 'Default Zoom' and when the list pops up click on the font size you want or press 'Alt' + 'Z' and use the up and down arrows to select the font size you want.
  • Click 'OK' or press 'Tab' until the 'OK' button is highlighted and then press 'Enter' to return to Opera.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

Back to top

© Wye valley NHS Trust 2017