I’ve enlarged the text and it’s fine on Internet Explorer, but extremely
small words and cards when the Yahoo bridge game is being played. I used your
instructions to enlarge the font. How can I enlarge the bridge game? Using
Windows 7, I get into the game by going online and clicking on Yahoo Games or
Yahoo Bridge Game. Thank you.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #75, I look at various ways to resize a screen or browser so that
all the elements in an online game will enlarge.
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Enlarging online games
So there are two ways to increase the font size on your computer.
One is to use the browser’s ability to increase or decrease the font size.
Usually, that’s the plus or minus key on the numeric keypad or the scroll wheel
on your mouse.
Now. That only increases the size of text and it only increases the size of
the text in your browser. Depending on the game, it may actually be written in
such a way that it is completely ignored.
In a case like that, there’s actually very little that can be done within
the browser. The fact is – it is the size that it is!
Enlarge whole page
One thing I would try (and this depends on which version of Internet
Explorer you’re running), but down at the lower right-hand corner is a
magnifying glass. That magnifying glass (with a plus or minus sign next to it)
will also increase or decrease the size of the page – and it may do so by
actually magnifying the entire page. In other words, it’s not changing
the font size; it’s actually zooming in or out of the page.
That’s only available in later version of Internet Explorer. I would
recommend that you try and see if yours doesn’t do that.
Enlarge Dots Per Inch on monitor
Now, the other approach to making things bigger is to make things bigger
everywhere: that’s the DPI setting in Windows.
If you take a look for an article called, “How do I
make the text on my screen larger?” it will walk you through locating the
DPI setting in the Windows display configuration. It will basically allow you
to tell Windows to treat the screen as if it were say 150% bigger than it
really is – or smaller than it really is depending on which way you’re looking
The short of it is that everything will become bigger including the
fonts, the graphics, the dialogs, the windows, the texts, and hopefully the game
that you might be seeing in the Yahoo Bridge Game.
So those are the two approaches that I would take a look at. You can play
with the DPI setting – but before you do that, see if you can’t find the Zoom
possibility in Windows Internet Explorer.
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