quick steps | for changing text size

Easy help guide.
November 10, 2019


quick steps | for changing text size

on a personal computer with Microsoft Windows -or- Google Chrome

on your keyboard — hold down button labeled control (ctrl)
at same time — hold down the plus sign (+) to increase
at same time — hold down the minus sign (-) to decrease

on a personal computer by Apple

on your keyboard — hold down button labeled command (cmd)
at same time — hold down the plus sign (+) to increase
at same time — hold down the minus sign (-) to decrease


— more help —

Apple | home
Apple | Mac

Microsoft | home
Microsoft | Windows

Google | home
Google | ChromeBook




Dear readers,

These help notes above support keyboards on personal computers such as laptops, desktops. The instructions may or may not function on “plug + play” keyboards meant for hand-held devices like mobile smart-phones and tablets. Also, many people today have touch-screens that can zoom in + out on-screen by pinching the glass with your fingers.

So check with your hardware + software brand’s website for “how to” covering:

  • changing the size of text + images on-screen — using keyboard buttons, track pads, or a mouse
  • changing the size of text + images on-screen — using a touch-screen
  • changing the settings — on your device:  for text + image viewing size
  • changing the settings — on your web browser:  for text + image viewing size

The  software + hardware companies use a variety of terms when they talk about increasing the viewing size — such as: screen magnification, screen resolution, browser web page viewing size. If you’re looking-up “how to” instructions on the web, those phrases will help you.

There are also special software tools designed for your computer called “assistive technologies” — that help disabled, low-vision, low-hearing, and special needs people navigate the materials on-screen.


on the web | pages

Assistive Technology Industry Assoc. | home
Assistive Technology blog | home


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