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Using Your Browser to Resize the Text on This Website

WV.gov has gone to great lengths to see that our website will allow visitors to size the text in a web browser to meet their personal needs. For your convenience we have added a font sizing tool to every page of the portal located in the 'Settings' link in the footer. In the event you would like to further adjust your font size please refer to the instructions below for your specific web browser.

Resizing Browser Fonts

Internet Explorer

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'. One of these items should be marked; this is your current font size. Selecting a higher font size will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while a lower font size will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the web page at once.

Chrome

At the top of your browser window, select the menu icon (Customize and Control Google Chrome). Within the dropdown, there is the item 'Zoom'. Press the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the page zoom.
Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively.

Firefox 

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Zoom' which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Zoom In', 'Zoom Out', 'Reset', and 'Zoom Text Only'. Selecting 'Zoom Text Only', and then 'Zoom In' will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while 'Zoom Out' will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the page at once. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively. 

Safari

In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are the items 'Zoom In', 'Zoom Out', and 'Zoom Text Only'. Selecting 'Zoom Text Only', and then 'Zoom In' will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while 'Zoom Out' will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the page at once. Alternately, you can hold down the "command" key (the one with the apple logo on it) and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively. 

Opera

At the top of your browser window, select the Opera icon (Customize and Control Opera). Within the dropdown, there is the item 'Zoom'. Press '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom. Alternately, you can press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease the page zoom, respectively.

How to Adjust System Fonts

If you find the above approach does not fix a text size problem you are experiencing it is possible your machine may have unusual system font size settings (perhaps to compensate for a high resolution display setting). Do not adjust these unless you have adjusted you browser fonts and are still experiencing unacceptable font sizes.

Resizing System Fonts

First make sure your browser will not override system font settings.

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to 'Tools'

  2. Select 'Internet Options'

  3. Click 'Accessibility'

  4. Click to 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'

  5. Proceed with the following steps for Changing System Default Font based on your operating system:

Then adjust System Font Settings 

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the desktop and select 'Screen Resolution'

  2. Click 'Make text and other items larger or smaller'
  3. Move the slider to the left to make text smaller, or move the slider to the right to make text larger.

  4. Click 'Apply'

Windows 7

  1. From the 'Start' menu, select the 'Control Panel'

  2. Select 'Display'

  3. Select 'Smaller', 'Medium', or 'Larger' to adjust text size.

  4. Click 'OK'


Windows XP

  1. Right-click the desktop and select 'Properties'

  2. In 'Display Properties' window, click the 'Settings' tab

  3. Click 'Advanced' on the 'General' tab, select 'Normal size (96dpi)' or 'Large Size (120dpi)'

  4. Click 'OK'