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Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look?

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Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? diahia 7/25/09 10:50 AM

Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? bkc56 7/25/09 11:02 AM
It's a function of the browser.

Firefox - View/Zoom/Reset  shortcut Ctrl-0
IE - View/Text Size/Medium  (or perhaps Larger or Largest)
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? diahia 7/25/09 8:18 PM
perfect! thanks!
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? R-maru 2/24/10 6:59 AM
Could you tell me how to set it for Google Chrome?
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? bkc56 2/24/10 7:47 AM
Here's a more complete version of my previous post:

The displayed text size for a page is a function of your browser. Try:

Zoom in - <Ctrl><plus>
Zoom out - <Ctrl><minus>
Reset zoom - <Ctrl><zero>
Adjust zoom - <Ctrl><Mouse Wheel>

Firefox - View -> Zoom -> Reset
IE - View -> Text Size -> Medium (or other sizes)
Safari - View -> Actual Size
Chrome - View -> Make Text Default

Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? R-maru 2/24/10 11:05 AM
Mr. bkc56,

Thank you for your response.  I have been using zoom in and out.  I want to change the default setting.
However, I can't find "View" on Chrome to perform your suggestion, "Chrome - View -> Make Text Default".
Could  you please tell me how can I get to the menu that has "view"?
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? bkc56 2/24/10 2:15 PM
I don't know.  You'll have to poke around until you find where to find the settings.
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? R-maru 2/24/10 3:23 PM
Mr. bkc56,

I hope you know I poked around before I asked you.  I settled with a quick fix for now.  

My quick fix to solve the "small font size issue for Gmail" is to use IE for Gmail.  

It doesn't make sense that Google browser doesn't serve well for Gmail.  Since Google is being lazy that expecting somewhere else, kind and knowledgeable person like yourself to solve their problems I have to ditch Goolge Chrome.  

Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? bkc56 2/24/10 3:35 PM
OK, I fired up a copy of Chrome and in about 30 seconds found it (I spent a while under the Gear icon->Options looking for it):  Current Page Settings(Icon) -> Zoom -> Normal

Sorry for the bad pointer to "view".
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? dubairajnish 7/13/10 7:44 AM
thank you sso much I had been struggling with it untill my daughter said Dad your font size is so small no wonder you find it difficult to read , thankyou 

Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? Dipika J Shah 9/27/10 10:54 PM
go to the inbox page of gmail
 
on the panel space where archive, report spam, delete etc tabs are, take the cursor to a free space on that panel
 
hold the bottom left (your left while facing the screen) corner of the touchpad (you finger at a 45 degree angle sort of)
 
while holding the corner, move the cursor i.e. drag on the touch pad with your free hand..the cursor changes to a plus mark sort of and the screen font size changes depending on the direction you drag.. keeping holding/pressing down the left bottom corner of the touchpad while you drag to experiment with the right font size for your screen.. once you find the right size, just release both your hands off the touchpad.. the changes get reflected across all gmail features/pages.
 
this is probably why the font size changed in the first place..we tend to touch the bottom left corner of touch pad while using the left tab button..
Re: Something has happened to make my gmail font size very very small. How can I make the screen appear as it used to look? pwforaker 12/12/10 1:36 PM
As of a few weeks ago, in Safari, but not in Firefox, the message list in Gmail appears in what looks like an 8 or 9 pt font.  The View menu is set at View / Actual Size.  Increasing the browser display font size fixes it temporarily (but of course for the whole page, not just the message list), but not permanently (when you quit Safari and come back, the message list is displayed at the small font again). No changes have been made to either the default font (which Gmail ignores for the message list anyway), nor to any Settings in Gmail.

A friend of mine, however, has the opposite problem. Although her message list appears in the correct font size, messages when opened are in a huge size (I have to increase font size 5 times to approximate what she's seeing). She, too, is using Safari in Gmail.

Anyone got any clues on what to do about these two different problems?