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The font size on my email inbox just shrunk down to barely readable!  How did that happen and how can I change it back?

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Hello,

 

This happened to me a few times and I was so frustrated. I just figured it out tonight after I saw your email. If you place one finger on the mouse pad and then take another finger and spread it out on the mouse pad at the same time, the text gets larger. If you place one finger on the mouse pad and then the other brushes inward at the same time, the text gets smaller. I hope that helps. Not sure I explained it correctly.

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In Windows, hold down the Cntrl key and then tap the + or - keys until you get the size you want.  Cntrl 0 will change it to the default.




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Thank you so much for the help..  The comcast tech support could not help me with the problem last week..But you did The fonts are larger now in my inbox.  It was a pain to get my reading glasses out just to view my inbox. 

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Control + will enlarge the font on the face of the email, but as soon as you print the email out the font reduces in size. The last time I tyried to print an email the font was soooooo small I couldn't rerad it.

So I,m looking for a solution to that problem...How to increase the size of font when printing a copy of an email. I'm using windows 7, explorer 8 and I have a HP C4640 printer. Cricketw

 

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cricketw wrote:

Control + will enlarge the font on the face of the email, but as soon as you print the email out the font reduces in size. The last time I tyried to print an email the font was soooooo small I couldn't rerad it.

So I,m looking for a solution to that problem...How to increase the size of font when printing a copy of an email. I'm using windows 7, explorer 8 and I have a HP C4640 printer. Cricketw

 


I'm on a Mac, but I don't think it makes any difference for the webmail.  Try this-------select the email you want to print off.  Then click on Print in the toolbar right above the message list.  I use the View with the reading pane to the right, but that doesn't matter.  You can be in any view.  The message will appear with a + and - sign in the upper right-hand corner to increase or decrease the font size. 

 

After you click on Print and get the printing menu on the screen click on Preview.  It should show you the message in normal size font.  Then try actually printing it.  If you try to use the Print feature from the File menu in your browser it will generate much smaller print, and you have to print the whole page, and not just the message you want.  The reason is that your computer is trying to fit the entire page from Xfinity onto the printed page instead of only the message.

 

Another way is to open the message and right-click on it, hit "This Frame" (again--on a Mac.  I'm not sure you have this option in Windows).  In the sub-menu that appears I have the option to print only the message frame.  The difference from what I posted in the paragraph above is that using right-click, it won't print the message header-----only the body of the message.  Using the Print tab above the message list will include the header.  Depends on what you want to do.

 

Play around with it.  Using the Preview feature you won't waste any paper or expensive ink.

 

 




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Thank you that totally worked awesome !!!!

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I'm also on a Mac (-Book Pro laptop), & I tried each suggestion to no avail. My main problem is not in Preview (got handle on that) but about view of whole Email Inbox – suddenly it's tiny!! Don't know what combo of keys I hit to make this happen, but can't seem to undo (enlarge to "normal"). Appreciate any help w/solution!!!!

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Are you using Safari?  Try clearing the cache/browsing history and then close and re-start it in a fresh session.




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It worked, thanx so much!!! I tend to use Firefox more than Safari, but I cleared History, closed then relaunched Both, to find they're back to "normal" & easy to read again – really appreciate your help 

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It's one of the first things we suggest here when you encounter sudden weird problems like this.  All the browsers are subject to corruption because of bad TIFs, cookies and other junk in their memory.




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omg, so simple and it works...thank you

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After trying just about every menu on my entire PC, it's so nice to have someone else have solved the mystery of 1) how is it that I indvertantly changed my email size/font to unreadable and 2) how the heck to get it back to a normal font size so I could read anything on the page! 

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The Cntrl key and then tap the + or - keys worked perfectly......THANK YOU!!!

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To enlarge email inbox and message text on a Mac, hold down command and plus.  (On a PC, it is control and plus).  To make the text smaller, substitute the  minus sign for the plus.

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It worked - thanks!

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Message 17 of 17
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Can you tell me exactly where in widows, I would hold down the cntrl key and tap + or -?