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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Firefox - browser settings

Practical help with adjusting the settings in your Firefox browser to make the screen easier to read

Increasing the size of the text

Some users find screen text easier to read by increasing the size that the text is displayed.

To do this in Firefox, go to the 'View menu', select 'Text Size' and then select 'Increase'.  You can have the same effect by using the keyboard and press the keys 'Ctrl' and '+' at the same time.

Changing the display on the screen

Firefox provides other ways in which you can fine-tune how a Directgov page displays on your screen.

For example you can change the background colours and choose which colours to have text, links and visited links displayed.

You can make these changes by:

  1. Going to the 'Tools' menu at the top of the page
  2. Selecting 'Options...' from that menu
  3. Clicking the 'Font & Colors...' button

On the 'Font & colors' box you can over-ride the colours used by Directgov by ticking the boxes marked 'Always use my: Fonts' and 'Always use my: Colors'.

You can specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.

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