It's easy to change the size of the text on any web page. Take advantage of your computer and/or web browser's built-in features to increase or decrease the text size for easier reading.
Use a keyboard shortcut
The easiest way to increase or reduce the size of the text on a web page is to use a keyboard shortcut.
- PC users: hold down the Ctrl (control) key and press the + (plus) key to increase the size or press - (minus) to decrease the size
- Mac users: hold down the Apple (command) key before pressing + or -
- For all users: to reset the size to the page's default size hold down the Ctrl (or Apple) key and press 0 (zero)
Adjust your browser settings
You can also make these changes from your web browser's menu. Find the web browser you are using below for detailed instructions on how to adjust text size. Please note: Mass.Gov does not recommend or endorse specific web browsers.
Internet Explorer (versions 6 and greater):
- In the View menu, select Text Size and then select a size (Largest, Smallest, etc.) on the next menu
- Additionally, newer versions have an option in the View menu, select Zoom In (or Out)
Firefox (versions 3.0 and greater):
- In the View menu, select Zoom and then select Zoom In or Zoom Out
- Additionally, in the View menu, select Zoom and then choose to “Zoom Text Only” to leave graphics and controls at their original size
Select the wrench icon (Customize and Control Google Chrome) and use the plus and minus buttons next to Zoom.
Safari (versions 4 and greater):
In the View menu, select Make Text Bigger.
In the Page menu, select Zoom and then select the percentage bigger or smaller.