Subscriber Carolyn wrote with a problem she was having — something she did when typing caused the font to be unreadably small:
Sometimes when I am typing, I hit something that makes my font size really small and I can’t make it bigger. I notice in my sent file it looks okay. What do you think I might be hitting to do this and how do I fix it at the time I am typing? I have Windows 7 and use Windows live mail.
Thanks for all the help you send us.
I answered Carolyn to point out that Windows Live Mail is web-browser based email system. She didn’t mention which web browser (IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, etc.) that she was using, though.
Still, they have the feature that allows you to zoom the window by holding down the Control key and roll the mouse scroll wheel. One way will make it larger, the other way smaller.
Depending on the web browser, use the View function on the menu bar can be used to reset the Zoom level.
I have a laptop with built in mouse so I wasn’t sure what to do but I will try try rubbing my finger on my built in mouse while holding the control key.
I wrote back to Carolyn to suggest that she might be happier with a USB mouse.
I almost always use a wireless USB laptop mouse with my laptop — it’s so much easier than dealing with the trackpad.
I also use a wireless USB laptop mouse with my desktop and even at the office. I like the size of the laptop mice (I prefer the Logitech Nano, but I also have a couple Microsoft wireless laptop mice).
I just hit the alternate key and and hit the space bar (because I saw a plus sign on it) and it gave me a screen that said max or minimize)similar to what you said.
Now I know!!!!
I answered Carolyn to point out that I obviously misunderstood her problem. I was answering the wrong question.
I thought she meant that the stuff inside window was tiny.
Carolyn wrote back to say:
You got me on the right track though, Terry so I thank you for that. I am not too good at explaining my problems so I apologize.
You are a great help to all of us and I thank you for being there.