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.
Works here, too . . . thanks, Boss, that's a very useful thing to know.
Hold down the control key and push the scroll wheel on your mouse forward, that will enlarge it.
And, if your font size suddenly changes, and you're not sure why, remember this trick as you may have accidentally done this.
Or maybe just go with the drug effect . . . Oh wow, man . . . everything just got really small!
Alas Rog, it didn't work for me
remind me to show you where the chrome customizing stuff is
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.
@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.
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)
You can't push sideways, Dale.
Unless you want italic.
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.
oh great, good tip. thanks for posting this here:)