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Metro version of IE - change text size -- seems impossible

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Metro version of IE - change text size -- seems impossible

    Hi there
    Big drawback with the Metro version of IE is that it doesn't seem possible to change the text size -- on a large monitor using the "Normal" version -- the desktop version of IE I can change the text size at will and zoom the image which I usually have at 150%.

    The text size on the Metro version is FAR FAR too small for me on a large monitor -- can see myself needing a "White Stick" if I had to carry on reading like that for too long.

    It's OK maybe for youngsters who are used to spending hours reading text from tiny mobile phone screens but it's no good for me.

    Not sure what Ms's game here but this is bound to be a BIG TURN OFF for anybody over about 27 years old (and I'm a lot older than that).

    This whole idea of rigid window sizes where you can't zoom seems ridiculous.

    Note here -- It MIGHT work on a TOUCH screen by pinching the sides but

    1) can't test it as I don't have (or want) a touch screen when I'm working at a Desk.

    2) The last thing I want to do is leave smeary finger marks over my nice expensive large LCD screen

    3) even if it had touch - I'm sitting far too far away from it to make this a practical method of working to alter text and zoom etc.

    (On a Samsung smart phone I don't have problems with text size by pinching the screen - but I'm NOT working on a PHONE when I'm at my desk with a nice large screen).


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    for the mouse:
    hold down the <CTRL> key and roll the mouse wheel up and down.

    for touch:
    do the pinching motion bigger or smaller
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Metro version of IE - change text size -- seems impossible

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