If you often have trouble reading websites in Google Chrome due to text that is too large or too small, it is easy to change the default size (and font) for each page on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebook. Here’s how.
An alternative solution: Zoom mode
Before we set default font sizes, it’s worth noting that Chrome also includes a feature called Zoom that allows you to quickly resize images and text using the menu or keyboard shortcuts. Unlike Zoom mode, changing the default size in Chrome will only change the text size and will not affect the size of images on the page.
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If you still want to change the default font size in Chrome, we need to dig into Settings. Open Chrome first. In the upper right corner of any window, click the “ellipses” button (three vertical dots). Click “Settings” in the menu that appears.
In Settings, click the “Appearance” option in the sidebar or scroll down until you see the “Appearance” section on the Settings page. Then look for the option called “Font Size.”
Click on the “Font Size” drop-down menu and you will see five options appear: “Very Small”, “Small”, “Medium”, “Large” and “Very Large.”
“Medium” is the default size, so if you want all fonts to be larger, select “Large” or “Very Large.” Similarly, if you want text on web pages to be smaller than the default setting, select the “Small” or “Very Small” option.
Then exit Settings. The change will apply to all future websites you visit. You can always go through Settings if you change which type size is ideal for you.
How to fine-tune font size in Google Chrome
If you are not happy with Chrome’s five basic font size options and want more detailed control, visit Settings> Appearance in Chrome and click “Customize Fonts.”
On the Customize Font screen, you can select a font by point size (from 9 all the way to 72, with 16 points by default) using a slider. When you move the slider, the dot size is displayed just above it.
You can also set a minimum font size, which ensures that websites never display fonts that are too small for you to read.
And if you want, you can even change the actual fonts you use on the same settings page.
Experiment with the settings and find what is most convenient for you. Feel free to switch back and forth between the Settings tab and other website tabs to test. Once you have found what you like, close Settings and you are set. Happy surfing!