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What size is your fonts set at?

Nocturnal

Lifer
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Do you have to set your font to a larger size when you view websites? Or in general do you view them at a larger size? If so, what is your age and if you wear glasses does it help?
 

natto fire

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All my windows stuff is at 8 point, and I just use the default for web pages. I have used zoom a few times in FF but mostly to zoom out. I am 24, no vision correction. Monitor is a 19" LCD at 1280x1024, btw.

If you are having trouble viewing text on web pages, and use Firefox, press "Ctrl"+"+" to zoom in. This works on all text in well-coded websites, unfortunately, there are tons of poorly coded websites...
 

Nocturnal

Lifer
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What happens is I can read the text for a few minutes and then I'll start having to squint in order to see. I have contact lenses. I think it has to do with my eyes getting dry. I'm going to try glasses hopefully after I visit my doctor.
 

natto fire

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Do you have an LCD or CRT? My ex girlfriend had the same problem with her contacts, she even had to wear her glasses to drive at night. She had a 17" CRT, and it would do the same thing, and even plenty of blinking could not fix the problem. Of course, her solution was not to stare at a computer screen longer than an hour or so. How I envied her self control. :p
 

RossMAN

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Normal on Opera, whatever that is? 10 or 12.

14.1" laptop LCD WXGA+ (1440x900) which is the PERFECT resolution.
 

Mucho

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Originally posted by: Captain Howdy
All my windows stuff is at 8 point, and I just use the default for web pages. I have used zoom a few times in FF but mostly to zoom out. I am 24, no vision correction. Monitor is a 19" LCD at 1280x1024, btw.

If you are having trouble viewing text on web pages, and use Firefox, press "Ctrl"+"+" to zoom in. This works on all text in well-coded websites, unfortunately, there are tons of poorly coded websites...
:thumbsup:
 

ForumMaster

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Originally posted by: Kaspian
Originally posted by: RossMAN
Normal on Opera, whatever that is? 10 or 12.

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Same here.
yup. me too. the advantage opera has over FF is that it has a real zoom. it doesn't just make text bigger. i only used it once when i was lying in bed a couple of feet away from my computer with my keyboard and wanted to read something. it was fun, but stupid.
 

Scooby Doo

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Originally posted by: ForumMaster
Originally posted by: Kaspian
Originally posted by: RossMAN
Normal on Opera, whatever that is? 10 or 12.

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Same here.
yup. me too. the advantage opera has over FF is that it has a real zoom. it doesn't just make text bigger. i only used it once when i was lying in bed a couple of feet away from my computer with my keyboard and wanted to read something. it was fun, but stupid.
Real zoom is a life saver here. I normally have the fonts regular then zoom in about 150% for anantech, about 180 for ebay. I can then scroll and read quickly without tearing my eyes apart.
 

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