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How to Increase Font Size in Chrome and Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge provide an option to change the font size of the text for all websites you visit in your browser. You can temporarily increase the font size for any website by using the zoom-in option. But, the zoom-in option will not just increase the font size of the text, it will basically increase the size of everything on the website, including images, and videos. It can be a handy option when you need to quickly glance into sthg. small on a website, but it’s not a permanent solution.

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If you only want to change the font size for text and not other elements on the page, or you want the changes to be permanent, you can change the font size for all websites that you open in Chrome or Edge by increasing/decreasing the font size from the browser settings itself.

How to Change Font Size in Chrome

Open Google Chrome on your PC/ laptop. Click on the menu icon (three dots) on the right side of the address bar and select Settings.

Click on Menu > Settings.

The browser settings will open. Then, click Appearance from the options on the left side of the screen.

Click on Appearance.
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Under the Appearance settings, you will find the setting named Font Size. By default, it will be set on Medium. Click on the drop-down menu and you will see options like Very small, Small, Medium, Large, Very Large. Select any of the options to change the font size.

Click on the drop-down menu and select the font-size you want.

If you are not satisfied with the few generic options provided in the drop-down menu, click on the Customize fonts option to further change the font size.

There, you will see two settings: Font Size and Minimum Font Size. You can select the font size by adjusting the slider to any value between 9 and 72 for the Font Size setting. And set minimum font size to the minimum size of the fonts that is comfortable for you.

Adjust the Slider to change the font size.

How to Change the Font Size on Microsoft Edge

If you are using the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, you can change the font size of the browser by following these steps. Open browser settings by clicking on the menu option (3 dots) on the address bar and then select Settings from the available options.

Open Microsoft Edge and then choose Menu » Settings.

Then, from the options listed on the left side of the browser settings, click Appearance.

Microsoft Edge Appearance setting
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The settings to modify the appearance of the Edge browser will open. Go to the setting Font Size and click on the drop-down menu. Select either ‘Large’ or ‘Very Large’ to increase the font size.

Click on the drop-down menu on the right of Font Size.

If you want to set a custom number for the font size instead of the pre-defined font sizes under the Font Size drop-down menu, click on Customize Fonts option.

Click ‘Customize fonts’ option in Edge

Adjust the slider on the right side of the Font Size setting to set the font size to any number you want from 9 to 72. Also, set minimum font size to the minimum size of the fonts that are comfortable for you.

Change the font size by adjusting the slider.