How to configure the Internet Explorer Window?


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Gary

My wife recently bought me a netbook with a 12" screen. It's running
Win7. Since I'm an older man (upper 70s) I need the screen text
magnified to 125%. This plays havoc with thew Internet Explorer
window; so much space is taken up with the the identifier for the
window itsewlf, the various lines of choices, etc., the screen of
information is almost always below the bottom of the screen and I have
to "page up" to get to see it.

Is there some way to configure Windows Explorer (or Chrome or Firefox)
to remove some of the unwanted lines at the top of the screen?
 
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Seth

Gary said:
My wife recently bought me a netbook with a 12" screen. It's running
Win7. Since I'm an older man (upper 70s) I need the screen text magnified
to 125%. This plays havoc with thew Internet Explorer window; so much
space is taken up with the the identifier for the window itsewlf, the
various lines of choices, etc., the screen of information is almost always
below the bottom of the screen and I have to "page up" to get to see it.

Is there some way to configure Windows Explorer (or Chrome or Firefox) to
remove some of the unwanted lines at the top of the screen?
Hit the <F11> key.
 
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Bob Henson

Gary said:
My wife recently bought me a netbook with a 12" screen. It's running
Win7. Since I'm an older man (upper 70s) I need the screen text
magnified to 125%. This plays havoc with thew Internet Explorer
window; so much space is taken up with the the identifier for the
window itsewlf, the various lines of choices, etc., the screen of
information is almost always below the bottom of the screen and I have
to "page up" to get to see it.

Is there some way to configure Windows Explorer (or Chrome or Firefox)
to remove some of the unwanted lines at the top of the screen?
The new IE9 and new Firefox 4 (out today, and recommended) can both be
configured to have very little space wasted - both run with only two lines
used, and you can still use f11 as Seth said, on the occasions when you
want still more.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Bob said:
The new IE9 and new Firefox 4 (out today, and recommended) can both
be configured to have very little space wasted - both run with only
two lines used, and you can still use f11 as Seth said, on the
occasions when you want still more.
You can also enlarge (zoom) the window display without enlarging the
toolbars.
(I'm not getting older, the text is getting smaller. :)
 
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Stan Brown

My wife recently bought me a netbook with a 12" screen. It's running
Win7. Since I'm an older man (upper 70s) I need the screen text
magnified to 125%. This plays havoc with thew Internet Explorer
window; so much space is taken up with the the identifier for the
window itsewlf, the various lines of choices, etc.,
I don't know about Internet Exploder, but in Firefox you hit Ctrl-+
(plus) to increase the text in the client area only, and Ctrl--
(minus) to decrease it. You can also set a minimum text size in Tools
» Options » Content » Advanced.
the screen of
information is almost always below the bottom of the screen and I have
to "page up" to get to see it.
"Page Down", ITYM.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Stan said:
I don't know about Internet Exploder, but in Firefox you hit Ctrl-+
(plus) to increase the text in the client area only, and Ctrl--
(minus) to decrease it.
Same in IE9
 
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KCB

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
Same in IE9
Using the Ctrl key with the mouse wheel gives you many more size increments.
Hold the Ctrl button and mouse wheel forward to enlarge, backward to make
smaller. This also works in Firefox 4, but I don't know about previous
versions.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

KCB said:
Using the Ctrl key with the mouse wheel gives you many more size
increments. Hold the Ctrl button and mouse wheel forward to enlarge,
backward to make smaller. This also works in Firefox 4, but I don't
know about previous versions.
Cool! It seems to work in 5% increments. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Ken Blake

Using the Ctrl key with the mouse wheel gives you many more size increments.
Hold the Ctrl button and mouse wheel forward to enlarge, backward to make
smaller. This also works in Firefox 4, but I don't know about previous
versions.

Yes, but note that this is not an IE feature in particular. It's a
Windows standard and it works in most (but not all) applications of
all types.
 
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KCB

Ken Blake said:
Yes, but note that this is not an IE feature in particular. It's a
Windows standard and it works in most (but not all) applications of
all types.
That's even better, so the OP should be able to use this for (almost) any
program he's having problems seeing.
 
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Gary

My wife recently bought me a netbook with a 12" screen. It's running
Win7. Since I'm an older man (upper 70s) I need the screen text
magnified to 125%. This plays havoc with thew Internet Explorer
window; so much space is taken up with the the identifier for the
window itsewlf, the various lines of choices, etc., the screen of
information is almost always below the bottom of the screen and I have
to "page up" to get to see it.

Is there some way to configure Windows Explorer (or Chrome or Firefox)
to remove some of the unwanted lines at the top of the screen?
I'm the original poster. What a great set of answers! I've found
several terrific ideas, new to me. T*H*A*N*K*S!
 
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Stan Brown

Yes, but note that this is not an IE feature in particular. It's a
Windows standard and it works in most (but not all) applications of
all types.
Wow -- I've learned something new. I thought it was specifically
Firefox, imitated by IE9, but I've just now tried MS-Word and
Irfanview and they work that way too, just as you said. Nice!
 
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Ken Blake

Wow -- I've learned something new. I thought it was specifically
Firefox, imitated by IE9, but I've just now tried MS-Word and
Irfanview and they work that way too, just as you said. Nice!

Great, glad to have helped!
 

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