Skip to comments.Please help me get the font bigger for FR on my phone.
Posted on 02/17/2018 12:22:58 PM PST by Yaelle
New iPhone 7 recently updated and I cant remember which browser still allows you to enlarge font on a site like Free Republic and still allow wrap around text in the viewing screen so that you dont have to scroll left and right like a fool to read each line.
Whyyyyy cant we have FR work well and visibly on mobiles? Or do I just not know the trick?
Bigger on an ipad would be great too.
Did you select large font in your phone settings, already?
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Ahh... Old age is a beautiful thing.
Last night my 9-year-old daughter asked me to connect her iPhone to my car radio via Bluetooth and the style she picked for her iPhone was white text with a bright orange background which I couldn’t even see even with my readers on.
I have a lot of trouble reading FR on my iphone too.
I have multiple browsers on my phone it is hard to read on all of them .
Settings > display and brightness > text size
to make your text larger on your phone
If the text is still to small on FR
you will probably have to do what I do and that is use your fingers on your screen to zoom in .
(it’s a pain and I hate reading this on my phone)
Are you sure?
In my previous post, pay particular attention to the zoom a web page part of the article. I forgot to mention that.
I don’t know about your iPhone, Yaelle, but whoever put ‘whiner’ in the keywords is an idiot. (to put it in toned down words)
I don’t know about iPhone, but on Google Chrome for Android you go to settings then accessibility, then select whatever magnification you want.
I’m sure that doesn’t help you with your device, but it may help somebody else.
Question remains, why doesn’t the text simply wrap (like it used to always do)? Did wrapping technology go away?
This article (almost 4 years old) might kind of sort of explain it. Maybe someone else can explain it better, though.
Also consider Mono-Vision, you have two eyes, use one lens in one eye for things far and one lens in the other eye for things near. It takes some getting used to but you'll throw away all of your cheaters. You'll be able to read the tiny print on your dash gauges and road signs in the distance. My mom (90years old last March) probably invented it whenever contact lenses first came out. I just started doing this about four years ago and now look back on all the years of cheaters as so much silliness. Try this and you'll never go back.
Hold it closer to your face?
If all else fails go to YouTube and enter in make text bigger on IPhone 8——or words to that effect and there will probably be a tutorial on it. Seems like there’s a tutorial on just about anything on YouTube. Good luck.
Obviously the FR server realizes you may be in violation of the 17th Amendment and applies what is sometimes referred to as the "cold-water shrinkage" factor...
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Thanks. I just made the changes on my android using the Brave browser. Mo better now
The reason your eyes get bad as you get old is God's way of keeping marriages strong!
I have an iPhone 7+ and I dont have any trouble with FR at all. I use Firefox and when the page first opens up, I do a double tap and it increases without need for wrapping. I have no trouble reading it at that size. If I want it bigger I rotate the phone and then double tap again.
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