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Internet Explorer 6.0

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bruce_ers00

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#1
I have this annoyance problem with Internet Explorer 6 and have never encountered this before. I have set IE to show text size "smaller". After shutting down for the night and starting up the next day, I open IE and notice my fonts are set back to "medium". It's not a MAJOR problem but it annoys me. Has anyone had this problem and discovered a fix or know of a fix that I can use?

Thanks!
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#2
If you have a scroll mouse hold down the control key & scroll. The page size will change. I can't remember how to do it without the mouse. That let's you change it on the fly.
 
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PC-Dude

Guest
#3
Well I can't give you a fix however if you have a scroll wheel mouse you can hold down on Ctrl and scroll the wheel to change the text size on the fly.
 
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bruce_ers00

Guest
#6
Thanks guys. Didn't know you could do that. Perris: thanks for the tip, you can't change the font size for IE in the explorer windows. If you can, I don't have that option. Or, I don't know where to find it. *L* In IE it's under Tools. Tools does not have this option in a explorer window.
 

Mr. K

OSNN Occasional
#7
I had a similar problem happen to me. Based on my observations, I am convinced that it's caused by the font size set in Outlook (I use Office XP). Whatever I set Outlook to (open an email for viewing, go to View menu, Fonts, then choose size) is what IE defaults to.

Cheers,
 
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WildHare

Guest
#8
I am having the same problem (I prefer "larger" text) and the outlook solution does not seem to work. Outlook continues to default back to medium as well. Like Mr. K said, it's annoying--nothing more. Any other ideas out there? Thanks!
 
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Sublime

Guest
#10
Outlook

Tools -> Options

Mail Format tab

Stationary and Fonts header

Click the "Fonts...." button

Under the Message Fonts header the 3 boxes listed might say 8pt (font), change them to 10pt (font) or higher.

This should make your selection stick in Internet Explorer, worked for me anyway.
 
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WildHare

Guest
#11
Thanks guys, but unfortunately neither worked. Jahya, I was able to change the font, but not the size with your suggestion. Sublime, I tried your solution, but it didn't stick through to IE6. Any other ideas are appreciated!

I was happy to learn here that I could Ctrl+mousewheel to increase/decrease, so if it's just one of those unfixable oddities, so be it.

BTW, it's relatively intermitent--the IE6 window I am in now launched with the "larger" size active, just as I left it last time, but when I opened a new window in addition to this one, it reverted to "normal". About 50% of my IE6 clean launches (like from a reboot) revert to "normal", but some stick. Just wierd--it's been this way ever since I upgraged to XP prof. about 6 months ago.
 
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allan

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#12
I may be mistaken, but I believe that's the way it's supposed to work. As I recall, Netscape will remember font size settings from one session to the next, but not IE.
 
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WildHare

Guest
#13
My IE 6 + Win NT4 at work plus my old Win 98 and IE6 combo both retained the font setting. Never could get used to Netscape.
 

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