Quickly increase and decrease webpage font size

When visiting any web page on the Internet you may come across small text that is difficult or impossible to read. If the font does not have a set size, you can increase or decrease the font size using any of the below computer shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcut

Hold down the Ctrl key and press the + to increase the font size or - to decrease the font size. Pressing either of these keys while continuing to hold down the control key will continue to increase or decrease the font until it reaches its maximum.

Tip: To reset the font back to the default size press Ctrl + 0.

Tip: Apple Macintosh users must use the command key instead of the Ctrl key to perform this shortcut.

Mouse shortcut

This shortcut can also be used in conjunction with computers that have a mouse with a wheel. To do this hold down the Ctrl key and scroll up to increase the font size or down to decrease the font size.

Example text

Below is an example of small text that can be used as a test when trying out either of the above shortcuts.

Example small text: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Additional information

  • See our font definition for further information and related links on this term.