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How do you enlarge the font size in the address bar if you have a vision problem

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
November 10, 2012 9:03:21 PM

Everything I have tried and advice from users does enlarge the other parts of the page, but nothing seems to enlarge the font in the address bar.

More about : enlarge font size address bar vision problem

a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2012 10:27:59 PM

yes you can make it larger in the address bar and can change the font to whatever is easier to read--ie arial black

works in internet explorer anyway

will have to try and see if it works in firefox as dont really use internet explorer so not sure about other browsers
a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2012 11:02:07 PM

okay had a try

only works in IE--didnt work firefox--opera or google chrome

but does work in windows explorer address bar

this will work in internet explorer--BUT will have side effects

ie--other parts of your system will also have larger text and the font you choose

which may help anyway if you have a vision problem

the names on your desktop icons will be enlarged

when you click start the program names etc also will be enlarged

may be a weird way to do it and not where you would expect to change settings but it did work

1) Right-click on the desktop and click on “Personalize”.

2) Near the bottom of the dialog box, click on the icon for “Windows Color”.

3) In the resulting dialog box, click the link for “Advanced appearance settings

4)in the item box select icon then a new box should appear below there with font and the size to the right of it

5)should allow to select any font and a size up to 24

6)apply and restart IE if its already open