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Learned a neat computer trick

 
 
roger
 
Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 02:54 am
If you want to change type size with Windows, hold down the Ctrl key and roll the wheelie dingus on the mouse. The type will change size. I tried this in Excel and it works there too.
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 04:17 am
Works here, too . . . thanks, Boss, that's a very useful thing to know.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 05:32 am
Made it smaller for me.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 05:42 am
Hold down the control key and push the scroll wheel on your mouse forward, that will enlarge it.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 05:44 am
And, if your font size suddenly changes, and you're not sure why, remember this trick as you may have accidentally done this.
Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 05:56 am
Or maybe just go with the drug effect . . . Oh wow, man . . . everything just got really small!
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 11:20 am
@roger,
Hello test
Alas Rog, it didn't work for me
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 11:40 am
@Setanta,
remind me to show you where the chrome customizing stuff is
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 12:16 pm
I think it changes the zoom level, not the size of the fonts themselves. I mean if you have a document in Word where all the text is 12 pt, Ctrl + wheel won't change the font size. It only zooms in and out on applications written to support it; for example in Windows Explorer it cycles the file view through Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium-sized icons, Small icons, List, Details.

jespah
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 12:31 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Yes, you're right. It's zoom level and not font size. I scroll a LOT for work and the damn thing happens to me about 3 or 4 times a week.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 2 Feb, 2016 06:37 pm
@jespah,
A slight tweak to these tricks that I think gives the user a bit more control is to use Control + and Control - to increase and lower font size. Control 0 resets to default. The 0 trick is especially useful in case you don't know what the default is after changing it.

(On Mac replace control for command key)
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neologist
 
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Reply Thu 4 Feb, 2016 12:56 am
@dalehileman,
You can't push sideways, Dale.
Unless you want italic.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 4 Feb, 2016 01:28 am
@neologist,
I can. If I push the wheelie thing to the left, it acts just like the back button. If I push it to the right, nothing happens.
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ulinka
 
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Reply Sat 27 Feb, 2016 06:24 am
@roger,
oh great, good tip. thanks for posting this here:)
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