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Mail app font size question

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    Mail app font size question


    Is there a way to change the font size in incoming messages? I don't mean by using a screen magnifier or anything like that, but by setting an option that presents all incoming mail in the selected font.
    Thanks,
    Tom

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    I have not been able to find anything that does this. But would not be surprised if you could find a way to do this.
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    if you have a touch screen, you can do the pinching motion to zoom in or out.

    that's the easiest way. with a keyboard or mouse, I'm not sure. would be interested to know though.
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    On some mouse you can do that same pinching motion to zoom in and out. With a keyboard you can zoom by pressing the Ctrl and then pressing either + to zoom or - to zoom out. Also on my laptop I can hit the zero button and it sets the zoom back to default.
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    The suggestions are good, and would be a temporary expedient if I had a touch screen. But what I'm looking for is a preference or option setting (such as in Outlook) whereby I could set the font size in the reading panel to whatever I want. No pinching or zooming... the incoming messages automatically open in the font size I've selected. Maybe I'll have to go back to Outlook, but I just thought I'd give the Mail app a try since it's already there in Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiumiento View Post
    With a keyboard you can zoom by pressing the Ctrl and then pressing either + to zoom or - to zoom out. Also on my laptop I can hit the zero button and it sets the zoom back to default.
    does this keyboard tip work in the windows 8 email app? it doesn't seem to be working for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chiumiento View Post
    With a keyboard you can zoom by pressing the Ctrl and then pressing either + to zoom or - to zoom out. Also on my laptop I can hit the zero button and it sets the zoom back to default.
    does this keyboard tip work in the windows 8 email app? it doesn't seem to be working for me.
    I think this only works with browsers.
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    The Mail App in Windows 8 appears to big larger than needed. How do I adjust the zoom level or screen size. I am tempted to adjust my screen resolution the way you could in the old days. I have tried the Ctrl - and +, the Win key, they all do nothing.
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