Sometimes the simplest functions are the best. But you tend to stumble across them by accident, and only then realise what you’ve been missing. Take the ‘Enlarge/Reduce’ function. This basically increases or reduces the size of text in the browser. To me it’s a Godsend when web-pages aren’t quite how I’d like them to be. Here are the keystrokes, just in case you haven’t come across them:
- Firefox: Control -/+
- Opera: 9/0 (or Shift -/+. Control – reduces the page to its minimum size, 20% of the original.) Opera doesn’t just change the font size: Everything is reproportioned including images.)
- Internet Explorer: er, none. Well, View/Text size will let you enlarge or reduce text, but, I believe, it will only change text that has been specified in HTML as a percentage (as opposed to a specific font size). Which makes it pretty useless. Perhaps there’s a plug-in which handles this.
In any case, try it out. It makes Firefox (and Opera) even more pleasurable to use.