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Sat Jun 18, 2022, 07:55 AM

Text in this website is suddenly tiny in safari

What is going on? When I try to enlarge it with the AA at the top left enlarging it 200% even has no effect and neither does changing it in settings/Safari zoom.

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Reply Text in this website is suddenly tiny in safari (Original post)
Meowmee Jun 2022 OP
Tetrachloride Jun 2022 #1
Meowmee Jun 2022 #3
OAITW r.2.0 Jun 2022 #2
Meowmee Jun 2022 #4
Tetrachloride Jun 2022 #5
Meowmee Jun 2022 #6
Tetrachloride Jun 2022 #7
Meowmee Jun 2022 #8
Tetrachloride Jun 2022 #9
Meowmee Jun 2022 #10
Yonnie3 Jun 2022 #11
Meowmee Jun 2022 #12
Yonnie3 Jun 2022 #13
Meowmee Jun 2022 #14
Yonnie3 Jun 2022 #15
Meowmee Jun 2022 #16

Response to Meowmee (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 08:02 AM

1. iphone or mac ??

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 10:22 PM

3. My ipad/ mac

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Response to Meowmee (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 12:59 PM

2. Try: CTRL and + sign to enlarge. nt

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 10:22 PM

4. I don't think I can do that on my ipad?

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Response to Meowmee (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 10:40 PM

5. Try logout and see if there is a change. then login

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:53 AM

6. I usually log out when I leave here but no change.

It is odd because on most other sites it is responding if I change the text size there. But overall the text on my ipad in safari is smaller now.

When I clicked to post this the message saying it will post was pretty large too, strange.

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Response to Meowmee (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:57 AM

7. Try setting minimum font size somewhere in Preferences.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:03 AM

8. I can't seem to get into preferences on an ipad

I am on an ipad mini. When I go into settings and look at Safari there is no way to change the text size- the only way to change the text size for each website is apparently zoom and I have it at 300% here which may be why when I post some thing and then it sends me the message that itís posting that looks like itís at 300% so strange.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 07:35 AM

9. In Ipad SETTINGS, Display

there is a Text Size Ö. a slider. Adjust sliider to middle.

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 08:55 AM

10. I did that and it had no effect on the text here.

But it made th text larger eslewhere on my ipad such as in mail, too large, lol.

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Response to Meowmee (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 09:08 AM

11. Which setting are you using in your DU account?

There are settable preferences for:

Preferred format for regular web browsers
Preferred format for mobile devices

I have to set the mobile preference to mobile or I have tiny fonts on my Android phone.

Perhaps fiddling with these may solve this.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:46 PM

12. I am not sure where do I check that, here at du or on my ipad?

It usually is at mobile automatically on my ipad everywhere and then I have to select desktop if I want that also done on the AA type zoom thing at the top left Itís very annoying because I have to do it at least two or three times before it goes to desktop.

Often with many sites you canít even tell the difference but with sites like YouTube that makes a difference between having the video display large without option to read comments and do other things and display smaller with all of the controls.

* i just went there and it was set to request desktop because I can do that to and usually prefer it. Then I did switch back-and-forth between desktop and mobile. When I set it to mobile it did seem to improve a tiny bit but the body type and all other type id is still very small and I donít know why. I am going to take a screenshot of what it looks like with the message when I post this reply and try to post that here. That type is clearly larger maybe at about 300% here which is what I selected on the zoom to try to enlarge it.

I donít have a hosting site for images so Iím not sure if I can do that- the site never allows you to post any images except in your avatar which was extremely difficult for me to figure out how to do my own avatar p- it had to be done only on the desktop which I finally figured out after a few years when I read someoneís post that said that. I asked here at least once but non one told me I could do it on a desktop only. There was also a crazy requirement for the image to be so tiny that when I adjusted it to the required dimensions most of the images were so pixelated you could barely see them in the avatar.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 05:56 PM

13. OK - It is a DU setting and a part of DU

EDIT: I see you found it and apparently it didn't help. I'm out of suggestions.

Login to DU

Go to MY ACCOUNT (a link on the top right of the DU page)

Part way down that page is a section titled PREFERENCES

The third and forth lines in that section are

Preferred format for regular web browsers
Preferred format for mobile devices

Each line has choices of "Standard | Classic | Mobile"

Checking the setting for mobile devices is where I'd start. It should be mobile.

If that doesn't help, it is worth trying changing the setting for web browsers to mobile in the off chance that DU you is not properly recognizing your device.

Good Luck


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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:10 PM

14. Thanks

I did that however in order to see the menu on the left and the full DU I have to set the setting for regular web browsers to standard and then the type just goes small again and will not respond to my zoom- it is very odd I have to have the setting for mobile devices to mobile and I think the other one to classic or mobile in order for the type to be larger and respond to my zoom and then I canít see the menu on the left-hand side which I find confusing.

This only happened the day that I first post about this so I was not having this problem before and I donít know what is going on. I hope someone can help figure it out. Iíve never had a problem with the type being tiny here before.

It doesnít seem to be happening on other websites either which is strange. I also have never adjusted anything on those settings before as I recall.

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Response to Meowmee (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:16 PM

15. The mobile version page is different.

In mobile mode the left hand menu is not there in order to fit the phone screen better.

I just hit the forums and groups tab when in mobile to get that menu.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 06:25 PM

16. Thanks

I tried doing that but it just looks so different. Iím used to having the menu at the left which I like so I donít know what Iím going to do. I either have to adjust to having the smaller type and maybe get stronger glasses for this website only LOL or get used to the mobile version. I just donít understand why this suddenly happened without me doing anything- it has to be something to do with Safari maybe. I am going to call Apple and see what they say. Ty for your help anyway 😀

Here is a pic of what the type size is when i post something and get the post message, there it is still zoomed large.




* well unfortunately that did not work when I posted the html from a site recommended for images 😔 I donít understand where they wonít allow posting those small images directly here because the linking has never worked for me.

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