Question from Amelda R.: I hope you can help me. I dropped a book on my keyboard and something happened to my screen.
Now, whenever I visit a website in Firefox the letters on the screen are so tiny I can barely read them.
How can I get them back to normal size? Everything is fine when I use Edge, but I really prefer using Firefox.
Rick‘s answer: Amelda, it’s hard to visualize just which keys the book could have hit to make this change, but it obviously did.
What happened was you accidentally changed a setting called the “zoom”.
Luckily, getting things back to normal will be fast and easy. Here’s how:
1 – Open Firefox and visit any web page with normal sized text on it.
2 – Press and hold the Ctrl key while pressing the + key (that’s the key with the plus sign on it) until the text size looks normal to you. If you go too far and the text gets too big, simply hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the – key (that’s the key with the minus sign).
3 – Alternatively, you can use your mouse. Simply hold down the Ctrl key while turning the mouse wheel. Turn the wheel forward to make the text larger or backwards to make it smaller.
That’s all there is to it. Pretty simple, right?
And by the way, you can change the text size in any major web browser using these same methods.
In case you’re wondering, the change will “stick”. That means the next time you open this particular web browser the text will be the same size it was when you last closed this window.
Bonus tip: This post explains how to restore the previous browsing session in Firefox (so you can pick up where you left off last time).
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