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Ok the very small children have been playing wuth the computer, I can tell because it's sticky hmm, anyway they have made the text go mahoosive, what do I do to make it go back to normal? Someone must know, it's a laptop btw.

lynniep Mon 22-Jun-09 17:19:51

can you see a button at the top which says page? and it will have a dropdown list below it which has 'text size' there.

lynniep Mon 22-Jun-09 17:20:54

in your browser window I mean (Im using internet explorer) there should be some buttons available and one will say 'page'

No I can't see anything that says 'page' page style under view, page set up under file, I am a total incompetent at all things technical, I also cannot read anything in your message after 'there' as I can't see how to scroll to the left <<sob>>.

Would it be on the left hand side? How the feck do I get the screen to scroll across?

Miamla Mon 22-Jun-09 17:26:06

are you on a pc or a mac?

what browser are you using? eg
safari? internet explorer?

i'm trying to keep my
lines short so you can read all of

A pc and firefox, bless you for the short lines.


MrVibrating Mon 22-Jun-09 21:19:17

Hold down
Ctrl and
press -

Miamla Tue 23-Jun-09 07:46:55

sorry, had to pop out yesterday
are you ok now or
do we still need to keep the
lines short?

I don't know what they pressed,I have changed the resolution of my srteen so I can read stuff, on soem sites it is not too bad, but on here the font is unbelievably tiny, I can barely make out what I am typing, the letters are less than a mm high.

Thanks for coming back btw and any suggestions gratefully received.

Miamla Tue 23-Jun-09 15:33:25

hello, right, what mrvibrating suggested will fix it temporarily. for a permanent fix..
1. click on 'tools' (on tool bar across the top of your screen)
2. now select 'options' (last one on dropdown)
3. now click on 'content' (on the bar at the top)
4. click on 'advanced'
from here you can change the default font and text size
5. click on OK until you've closed all of the windows

hope this fixes it!

Thanks for that, all other sites google, ebay, other forums are all fine, but Mumsnet is still tiny?

Maybe someone is trying to tell me to spend less time on here.grin

I've had to put my screen on a resolution of 1280 x 800 and then drag it to the edges iyswim, to make it look normal (everywhere but here) I think it was 800 x 600.

If I leave it at this resolution and change the fort as you suggested on other sites the writing goes massive.

Stuck again.

Miamla Tue 23-Jun-09 21:54:30

did you need to change the font to get
the other sites to look normal?

with mumsnet on the screen,
try pressing "ctrl" and "+"
Does that make the font
on this page bigger?

No I didn't change the font for the other sites and pressing control and + has worked for mn, I can see again grin, thank you so much for you help and patience.

Miamla Wed 24-Jun-09 17:51:47

you're very welcome
glad we got there in the end!

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