Font Size in IE corrupt

By Vigilante
Jul 19, 2005
  1. Hey, I've seen this once or twice but can't remember what it is.

    The font size is insanely huge in IE. And NO, the View-Font Size doesn't change it. Even when set to smallest size it is so huge it's overlapping.

    I've checked that. I've used the scroll wheel trick. I've checked Windows global settings. I've checked for any accessibilty software. Tweakui. Everything I can think of.

    When using the View-Font size thing, the size does change, but the range is still insanely huge. The "smallest" setting is like the same as the largest setting times 2.

    Nothing seems to work. I'm thinking there might be some kind of policy setting in the registry? I've gone in and had them reset the web settings in Internet Properties.

    ideas? Thanks.
  2. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Posts: 157

    The only things that come to mind are:
    1. There's an option in the Explorer (that other one) which works magically in IE. But you would notice if fonts were strange there.
    2. Your fonts are completely corrupted.

    I know that doesn't help you. But I have a question about that scroll wheel trick:
    It doesn't work for me. Is that because IE is not my default browser or some setting is not right? Or is it because I don't have a scroll wheel...I'm using the same mouse for years, that's just how lazy I am, guys...
    I use the middle button to scroll. Should that work, too, or is the trick limited to a real scroll wheel?
    In fact, I can't use the middle button when I press Shift or Ctrl.
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666

    In IE you can change the font sizes (using same options from View menu) by holding down the CTL key and then scrolling up and down with the mouse scroll wheel. Which I assume has to be an actuall wheel scroller.

    But it doesn't change infinitely, it just cycles through the options in the View menu.
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