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September 30, 2012 10:57 AM
I find a lot of the blogs hard to read, because of the selected font, or the colour combination - so there are quite a few blogs I don't read which I would like to read.

Just wondering if it would be possible to create an option for people to view the all blogs in a fixed style - it would be very helpful for people with various visual processing and visual difficulties, and disorders like dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome.
September 30, 2012 11:08 AM
Unless / until something like that gets applied you can always copy the text of the blog you wish to read to your own computer...
notepad.. word pad... open office... google docs with some of them you can apply whatever formatting you want for colour / font used etc.
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September 30, 2012 11:12 AM
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Unless / until something like that gets applied you can always copy the text of the blog you wish to read to your own computer...
notepad.. word pad... open office... google docs with some of them you can apply whatever formatting you want for colour / font used etc.


I know - it's just a fiddly thing to have to do with each blog post that looks interesting, so I'm generally not so motivated to do that.
September 30, 2012 11:19 AM
unfortunately... when making your blog you do have the option to change settings in the blog to make the font a certain way...


which browser are you using.... in some of them there is an option to override the font settings and supply your own... if you tell me your browser I will tell you if yours has the capability to do it flowerforyou
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September 30, 2012 11:23 AM
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which browser are you using.... in some of them there is an option to override the font settings and supply your own... if you tell me your browser I will tell you if yours has the capability to do it flowerforyou


I'm using Chrome for Mac. Will it also override that thing that you sometimes do on your blog, where the letters have a different colour background from the overall background?
September 30, 2012 11:31 AM
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I'm using Chrome for Mac. Will it also override that thing that you sometimes do on your blog, where the letters have a different colour background from the overall background?


yes it will... but it is an easy enough fix (literally takes like three seconds once you figure it out...) that you can just change it really quickly to read the one you want to something easy to read and then to switch it to default.... :)

I copied the link and the page :)

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95416

Adjust fonts, languages, and encodings
Google Chrome's font and language settings let you read the web and use the browser in your native tongue. Follow these steps to change these settings:

Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings and go to the "Web Content" section. Here are the various settings you can adjust:
Browser interface language

Webpage language preferences

Default fonts and encodings

In the "Web content" section, click Customize fonts to specify your standard and fix-width fonts, minimum font size, and encoding. If your default encoding doesn't correspond to the one needed by a website, text may not display properly. You can always manually adjust the font size or temporarily override the encoding for the page you're viewing.
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September 30, 2012 11:33 AM
it doesn't look like it affects color choice... only font choice... I tried it :)
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September 30, 2012 11:39 AM
Thanks Jennfrye. I appreciate the instructions. I will try this out.
September 30, 2012 11:46 AM
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In the "Web content" section, click Customize fonts to specify your standard and fix-width fonts, minimum font size, and encoding. If your default encoding doesn't correspond to the one needed by a website, text may not display properly. You can always manually adjust the font size or temporarily override the encoding for the page you're viewing.


Hmm... looks like I've already done this. It's set to my favourite font. But it doesn't change the font of the blogs here. :-/
September 30, 2012 11:49 AM
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In the "Web content" section, click Customize fonts to specify your standard and fix-width fonts, minimum font size, and encoding. If your default encoding doesn't correspond to the one needed by a website, text may not display properly. You can always manually adjust the font size or temporarily override the encoding for the page you're viewing.


Hmm... looks like I've already done this. It's set to my favourite font. But it doesn't change the font of the blogs here. :-/


can you try adjusting it and then closing the browser and viewing it in new window?
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September 30, 2012 11:56 AM
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can you try adjusting it and then closing the browser and viewing it in new window?


Yep, done that, but it doesn't change anything. I adjusted the size and it has made some sites have bigger font, but not this site. And the font type doesn't change unless it's a site where the font is not fixed. I seem to remember this issue too on my last laptop.
September 30, 2012 11:59 AM
If you want to increase the font size there's a keyboard shortcut of CTRL and the + key... CTRL and the - key reverses the size increase. I use it for sites that for some reason insist on using small font to fit more text in the page even though it's screen real estate... I just tried it on one of the "popular" blogs and the font size increased on it.
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September 30, 2012 12:04 PM
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If you want to increase the font size there's a keyboard shortcut of CTRL and the + key... CTRL and the - key reverses the size increase. I use it for sites that for some reason insist on using small font to fit more text in the page even though it's screen real estate... I just tried it on one of the "popular" blogs and the font size increased on it.


Ah yes - well, I have a Macbook, so it's a bit different, but I can increase the font by putting my finger and thumb on the mouse pad and moving them away from each other. But I was more wanting to change the actual style of font, and also to change the colour combinations. I just altered the size because Jenn suggested I make an alteration to the Chrome settings and reset the browser, and size was the only thing I could change, because everything else is already set to how I want it.
Edited by opuntia On September 30, 2012 12:04 PM
September 30, 2012 12:06 PM
my bad it's command shift and + to do the same thing on the apple / Mac which I did read just forgot to apply the apple version of instructions. Outside of that you may be stuck copy and pasting for the ones you want to read, but that was covered earlier, it's fiddly but does the job now.
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September 30, 2012 12:08 PM
Try Readability:

http://www.readability.com/bookmarklets

Just drag that first "Read Now" link into your bookmarks. The next time you're on an MFP blog or any other page that's hard to read, click the bookmark. It will copy the page into a nice easy-to-read format with one click.
September 30, 2012 12:17 PM
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Try Readability:

http://www.readability.com/bookmarklets

Just drag that first "Read Now" link into your bookmarks. The next time you're on an MFP blog or any other page that's hard to read, click the bookmark. It will copy the page into a nice easy-to-read format with one click.


Ah, brilliant - that's perfect. Thanks. :-)

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