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cseaman2
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Small Screen-Please Make it Bigger!

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My entire screen is so small! How do I increase the size of fonts and diagrams?

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James
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 @cseaman2  

Here are some things to try:

Try resetting the zoom on your browser. Usually this is done by holding down the Ctrl (Cmd on a Mac) key and then pressing the 0 (zero) key. If that isn't big enough, then you can also zoom in and make things larger by holding down Ctrl and pressing the + key. Zoom out (making things smaller) is Ctrl -

Change the base font in your browser. In Chrome, go to the options, choose Settings, and then Appearance. There is a "Font Size" row that should say "Medium (Recommended)." If it says Small, Very Small, or Custom, switch to Medium. I would recommend even going with Medium if you have Large or Very Large selected as Canvas will work better all-around. This won't fix diagrams, only text.

Note that some diagrams are not designed to be readable. I was messing with a graph from a math class the other day and the font was about so small that I could barely read it. The site is hosted by a third party so there wasn't much I could do. It was a graphic so setting the default font size wouldn't help. However, the browser's zoom made it big enough to read.

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chofer
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Hi  @cseaman2 ...

A quick way to make things look smaller or bigger in your web browser is to use the keyboard combinations Ctrl- or Ctrl+.  These will decrease or increase (respectively) your zoom level in Canvas...changing it from the default 100% to whatever percent you want.

Would this work for your needs, Cindy?  Hope to hear back from you soon!  Take care, stay safe, and be well.

James
Navigator

 @cseaman2  

Here are some things to try:

Try resetting the zoom on your browser. Usually this is done by holding down the Ctrl (Cmd on a Mac) key and then pressing the 0 (zero) key. If that isn't big enough, then you can also zoom in and make things larger by holding down Ctrl and pressing the + key. Zoom out (making things smaller) is Ctrl -

Change the base font in your browser. In Chrome, go to the options, choose Settings, and then Appearance. There is a "Font Size" row that should say "Medium (Recommended)." If it says Small, Very Small, or Custom, switch to Medium. I would recommend even going with Medium if you have Large or Very Large selected as Canvas will work better all-around. This won't fix diagrams, only text.

Note that some diagrams are not designed to be readable. I was messing with a graph from a math class the other day and the font was about so small that I could barely read it. The site is hosted by a third party so there wasn't much I could do. It was a graphic so setting the default font size wouldn't help. However, the browser's zoom made it big enough to read.

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