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Gerrit Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-24-2005 at 16:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gerrit:
I can not believe I am the only person experiencing reading difficulty. So, I’m not all that old. Just the same I know there has to be some younger kids right behind me, as well as ahead, who are or on the edge of the same cripling sight problems I am so youthfully experiencing.

It is hard to believe all these able bodied souls are in such better liars, that they can totally ignore a problem more and more of shall soon share. But, I will guarantee, I will not give into this latest problem without a request or two, even a fight, should I have to temp city traffic to find a software solution in some unfound computer shop.

Well, all these smart a$$ed souls can side step the ravages of age, but not for me. I’m still not through innovating to make my love of farming die easily.

There! I have said it, and I ain’t taking back a single word. Piiiifffftt!!!!

Thought I would take a look at the internet to see what I could see to help with the desired print enlargement software. And, saw this intimidating line first thing? “Matching Sites | Page 1 of 107334” for “Opera internet browser.”

PS. May I say one or two redeeming words upon the boards. This one seems pleasant enough to look at and for the moment when my eyes let me, I see it. Since I made my morning statement I have noticed other boards making charges for the better.

Now, while I am no mental giant, I still know what I may or may not see. Ant lately it has become more difficult to see everything. And, Whatever I see my last one day on this earth, I only hope it will be that old sparkle in my Frieda’s eyes.

Fernan


Doc    Posted 01-25-2005 at 02:07:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it makes you feel any better, my font has grown quite a bit. To large for my liking and I have not found a solution yet.


Gerrit    Posted 01-25-2005 at 01:07:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sure you're not the only one, Fern! Thank you for opening my eyes and telling me about the user-unfriendly display mode of my forums..

Like I promised you, I'm working on it. It might take some time, but I will come with a solution..

Switching to Opera will also help I guess; are you going to give it a try?




Peanut    Posted 01-24-2005 at 17:33:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern,

I am a little confused about your posts. Please help me understand. Forgive the questions if they sound stupid.

- Is the Newbies board font too small for you to read without struggling?

- If so, how does it compare to this site for you?

- Have you been to the Shopbuilt site? If so, how does that look on your computer?

- What resolution do you have your monitor set to while surfing the internet?

- Does the color combination matter to you?

The Ctrl/scroll wheel will adjust the font larger or smaller. So will adjusting the resolution your monitor is set to.

Maybe I'm the only one confused by your post. I would like to understand what can be done to make it easier for you though.


TB    Posted 01-24-2005 at 22:15:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut I beleave it is a combination of the color and the font size.

Ctrl/scroll wheel does not work on ether of those boards.


TomH    Posted 01-24-2005 at 16:35:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you use Internet Explorer, just go to the View menu selection and you can change the text size. With Firefox all you need to do is hold the Ctrl key down and hit the + or - keys.

-Tom (who wears bifocals and still needs these tricks)


Redmud    Posted 01-24-2005 at 17:04:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or, you can hold the ctrl key and roll your mouse wheel.


WOW!!!!!    Posted 01-24-2005 at 17:15:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now ain't that just the handiest piece of information since my wife found out there was no escape clause in our maggiage contrac. Anyway, That's something like what the judge had me. But, that's another story!
Fern(Mi)


Patria    Posted 01-24-2005 at 16:35:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
aw Fern..you're a sweetheart...:)

Gerrit is sleeping..well he's in bed reading before falling asleep. I'm sure he'll reply to you tomorrow.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-24-2005 at 17:10:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks beautiful. I can appreciate his sleeping. Not far from there myself. Like himself, I'm generally on the move all day around here someplace. If I ain't worrying about a couple acres fence it's a couple of beeves.
Until Later
Fernan


deadcarp    Posted 01-24-2005 at 16:34:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i tried to enlarge the print on shopbuilt, (view/fonts) it didn't fire for me either. maybe not enough font freedom for the entry boxes. this page fires- whuts the diff? :)


Gerrit    Posted 01-25-2005 at 01:02:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey DC,

You're right, it doesn't work on the phpBB ( that's the software I use for Shopbuilt and Newbies ) forums.
The difference is the way the font size is defined in the code. If the developer uses relative size definitions ( like em, or the keywords small, laerge etc )users can resize with the ctrl mousewheel method. In the phpBB software fixed font sizes are being used (px) and Inetrnet explorer cannot resize those..

Another reason to leave IE and go for Opera :-)


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