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Author Topic: IDEA: resize fonts in Internet Explorer 6 as easily as in Firefox  (Read 6549 times)
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« on: September 20, 2005, 12:55:19 PM »

Hi smiley

In Firefox it's possible to just use Ctrl and + to increase or Ctrl and - to decrease the font size. Since I can't always use Firefox instead of IE I would like to have the same Firefox comfort in IE (at least for size changes). I think it would be possible with AutoHotkey since it's possible using the mouse or the menu already - but just not with one or two keys :-/

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2005, 02:54:07 PM »

 smiley The simplest solution is to just send the keys to activate the Fonts menu. Be shure to change the first lines of the script to make it work in your language!

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;FontSize.ahk
; Changes the displayed font size in Internet Explorer by pressing Ctrl+ and Ctrl-
;Skrommel @2005

#SingleInstance,Force
SetTitleMatchMode,2
titletext=Internet Explorer   ;text to look for in the caption of the active window
counter=3          ;current menu position=Normal
menulines=5        ;number of menu lines
menukeys=!vn       ;keys to press to activate the Font menu

^+::
IfWinActive,%titletext%,
{
  counter+=1
  If counter>%menulines%
    counter=%menulines%
  Send,%menukeys%{Up %counter%}{Enter}
}
Else
  Send,^+
Return

^-::
IfWinActive,%titletext%,
{
  counter-=1
  If counter<1
    counter=1
  Send,%menukeys%{Up %counter%}{Enter}
}
Else
  Send,^-
Return

To use it, download and install AutoHotkey from www.autohotkey.com. Save the script as FontSize.ahk and doubleclick to run.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2005, 03:20:44 PM »

Couldn't get it to work, I got an
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" Down" is not a valid key name within a hotkey label.
error  Sad

Also, what do you think about putting info like

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;FontSize.ahk
;Changes the displayed font size in Internet Explorer by pressing Ctrl+ and Ctrl-
;Skrommel @2005

at the beginning and end of your scripts? Would be better if users copy it in their biiig AutoHotkey.ini smiley


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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005, 03:26:59 PM »

 embarassed Sorry, had multiple windows open... Try the version posted now.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2005, 03:41:58 PM »

Hmm, I tried to understand what you script actually does (and failed Sad )

Should I really be able to just Ctrl and + to enlarge the fonts/view? I tried to customize it to my IE version/language (third menu --> seventh entry there has the 5 size options), but failed again Sad
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005, 03:49:43 PM »

 smiley Here's my Maxthon settings:

titletext=Maxthon
counter=3
menulines=5
menukeys=!vn

And for a Norwegian Internet Explorer:

titletext=Internet Explorer
counter=3
menulines=5
menukeys=!vt

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2005, 02:17:52 PM »

Ctrl + mouse wheel?
You could simulate wheel up & down.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2005, 02:46:48 PM »

as nowhereman says, ctrl+mousewheel will change font size. it works!
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