General Safari font size: any way to adjust it

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Max(IT), Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    #1
    my eyesight is still good, despite the aging, but I feel the font size of Safari being a little too small sometimes.
    Is there any way to change it ?
     
  2. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're out of luck in IOS9. The best you can do is tap Reader view on pages that permit it.
     
  3. Max(IT) thread starter Suspended

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    I don't know why since it works on OS X
     
  4. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    I can only get change text size for Searchbar work.
     
  5. niji macrumors 6502a

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    hi
    have you tried:
    safari/preferences/advanced/accessibility and then checking box "Never use font sizes smaller than"
    thanks
     
  6. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Where is this? Its not on my settings...
     
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Pinch to zoom?!
     
  8. Max(IT) thread starter Suspended

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    In iOS 9 ?

    In some occasion it's just not feasible
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Landscape view can help at times. The zoom accessibility options can likely be of some help at times too.
     
  10. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Font sizes are specified by the website itself, not by Safari.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's that, but then various browsers (especially desktop ones) still allow for increasing the size of the content and keeping it that way for browsing via zoom at least. Seems like mobile approach to that is somewhat different so far.
     
  12. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    Not a true adjustment but unfortunately this is all you can do in safari.
    Use this link:

    javascript:var%20p=document.getElementsByTagName('*');for(i=0;i%3Cp.length;i++)%7Bif(p%5Bi%5D.style.fontSize)%7Bvar%20s=parseInt(p%5Bi%5D.style.fontSize.replace(%22px%22,%22%22));%7Delse%7Bvar%20s=12;%7Ds+=2;p%5Bi%5D.style.fontSize=s+%22px%22%7D

    ...copy and paste it as a new bookmark named zoom. Then save the bookmark. Now, for only the current page you are viewing, go to bookmarks and click your zoom bookmark. It will zoom all text 1x. You can keep going bigger by clicking the bookmark again.

    It's a PITA and its ridiculous you can't just adjust font size, but that's the sandbox we live in!
    Oh, btw, if you reload the page or click the next or back page, it's back to small.

    If you're open to trying new browsers, Mercury lets you set a font size in its settings and it saves it until you change it.
    It's not as nice as safari (has some quirks), but if your eyesight is letting you not read safari too easily, I'd say it's worth it.
     

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