How to Make Any Web Page Easier to Read

Ever find yourself squinting to read small text on a web page?

Like reading glassesHere’s a little-known trick to instantly increase the readability of virtually any web page. It’s called Page Zooming, and it works with many Windows programs—including internet browsers (like the one you’re using now) and applications like Word, Excel, etc.

If you ever find a screen difficult to read, this little trick may come in handy.

First, maximize the window you want to zoom.

Now, to increase the page size (zoom in), do one of the following:

  • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard, then touch the “+” key (plus) on the keyboard (without the SHIFT key).  The information on the screen will  increase in size.  Repeat this until the screen is readable.
  • If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while rolling the scroll wheel forward (in).

To decrease the page size (zoom out), do the opposite:

  • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard, then repeatedly touch the “-” key (minus) on the keyboard (without the SHIFT key)
  • If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard while rolling the scroll wheel backward (out).

To return the page size back to normal, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard, and touch zero.

Try it now on this page.

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