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The Zoom You *Really* Need

This is a follow-up to my post about increasing the size of text in the browser. Today, I went into Firefox’s preferences and set the default zoom to 150%. Similar settings are available in all the other browsers.

On my 27” iMac this makes a world of difference to my reading. Not only is the text clearer, but I don’t skim-read nearly as much as I did before.

Your Mileage May Vary, of course, depending on the size of your screen and state of your eyesight. But I highly recommend giving it a try on some websites you visit regularly.

[Yes, Reader Mode is another option, but that depends to a large extent on the web page being properly structured so that the content can be extracted. Setting a default zoom helps ensure that you can read from the point of arrival.]

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