Site Talk forum: Font on all things plants is too small.

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LAS14
Nov 25, 2012 4:25 PM CST
I posted this message before somewhere, and Dave responded that he hadn't heard such a complaint. I couldn't find that post in my "Your posts" section, so I'm starting over. I've taken two pictures of what it looks like on my computer. No other web site shows up this small. I'm running I.E. 9 at 130% resolution. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there anything I can do about it?

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LAS

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 25, 2012 5:10 PM CST
Wow that is pretty small LAS. I don't see it that small on my computer. This site shows the same as the rest of the sites I go to.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
I use Firefox.
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dave
Nov 25, 2012 5:24 PM CST

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That screenshot sure does help to show the situation. I've never seen it look like that. I also use Firefox and occasionally Chrome.

I made a small change based on your screenshot and I'll be curious to know if that helps.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 25, 2012 7:00 PM CST
I'm all ears!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 25, 2012 7:22 PM CST
I have trouble reading on some sites even with glasses on and have gotten good at taking advantage of my touchpad enlarging feature. You can also press the "ctrl" key and the plus or minus sign to enlarge and decrease text on any page. It's gotten to be I do it automatically so I don't even know what the standard text size is on ATP or any other.
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LAS14
Nov 25, 2012 7:56 PM CST
No, whatever you did, Dave, it didn't change. I did try it using Chrome, and didn't have the problem there.
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Trish
Nov 26, 2012 7:35 AM CST

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LAS- are you able to enlarge the text using Ctrl and the + to achieve the size you desire?

As with Cheryl, I do that automatically with almost every site I visit.
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Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Nov 27, 2012 1:42 AM CST

I also use the touch pad feature and (ctrl & +). I use Chrome and the text is normal size, use of touch pad feature is due to eye sight problems.
Regards,
Masud.

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LAS14
Nov 28, 2012 9:07 PM CST
As I mentioned, Chrome shows it OK. But I always use IE, so that's a nuisance. When I use ctrl/+ in IE, the small areas grow in font size, but narrow in area, so I end up with 2 or 3 words on a line.
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KAMasud
Nov 28, 2012 10:03 PM CST

IE is a very unprotected, buggy and virus prone browser(plz don't quote me). Least secure of the lot. Go for Firefox or Chrome plus your IE may already be compromised.
Regards,
Masud.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 28, 2012 11:40 PM CST
I agree
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fiwit
Dec 1, 2012 6:52 AM CST
I only use IE when I have no other choice, so I have no advice either. No issues on Firefox at all.
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Calif_Sue
Dec 3, 2012 1:09 PM CST

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I agree with Masud too, left IE behind years ago and was happy to do so!
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