Network Productivity Group
... a computer consultancy
I showed someone this trick this week and they said,
"That would make a good tip!"
If you are browsing with either Internet Explorer or Netscape (AOL
users, see note below) and come across a web page that would be easier to
read if you could either get more (reduce scrolling) or less (larger font
size) of the page onto your screen you can do that.
With Internet Explorer (5 and higher) go to View then Text Size and
from that menu you can select Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller and
Smallest. Your current
setting has a dot next to it. With Netscape, go to View and either Increase or Decrease
Font. With Release 4.77 you
can do that with a keystroke. CTL+]
(right bracket) will increase the font and CTL+[ (left bracket)
AOL users: I could not find an equivalent tool in AOL, sorry. Did you know though, that for several releases of AOL now you can use either Netscape or Internet Explorer with AOL? You connect to the Internet the way you always do but once you are attached, start either of the other browsers and surf with them. Why? "Used to be" the AOL browser would not do things that web page developers like to do. They would test to see what browser you were using and if it was AOL would not do those things. When you browse with AOL you may not see all that the developer had in mind.
You may also (and it once took me a full day and one
reinstall of Windows to figure this out) make a column disappear entirely
by dragging it completely to the left until it meets it own left border.
To get it back you simply left click and drag it back right.
The question is how do you know you have "grabbed" it?
If you place your cursor a silly millimeter to the right of the now
disappeared column it changes form again.
Instead of the small vertical line with the left and right arrows
you will now see TWO small vertical lines separated by a thick whisker and
the left and right arrows. When
you see that symbol, left click and drag right and the missing column will
reappear. Any place in
Windows you see that symbol, you know there is a hidden column (or row)
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