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Q: Microsoft Internet Explorer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: cycas-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Jan 2003 01:00 PST
Expires: 05 Feb 2003 01:00 PST
Question ID: 138141
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer how  do I 1.)put the favorites
(shortcuts) in my side bar in alphabetical order? 2.) How do I adjust
the size of the type on the screen and make it stay at the size of the
type selectedf?
Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Answered By: seizer-ga on 06 Jan 2003 01:55 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there cycas!


Click on the Favorites menu, and move the mouse over one of your
favorite links. Then right click the mouse on one of your favorites,
and choose the option "Sort by name". The favorites should reorganize
themselves both in the menu, and in the sidebar.


Internet Explorer should save the text size setting, and you should
have no need to constantly adjust it. Try opening Internet Explorer,
changing the font size (with the View menu "Text Size" option), and
closing Internet Explorer again. After reopening, it may now remember
the text size. Another possibility is if that you are using Eudora
Mail to check your email, it may be resetting the text size. See this
Groups posting for more on how to fix this:

Finally, if you have a wheel on your mouse, you can just hold the CTRL
key, and roll the mousewheel to select text size!

I hope these work for you. If anything's unclear, or doesn't work
right, then please request clarification before you rate this answer.

Good luck!


Search strategy:

Internet explorer text size bug
cycas-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent. Very complete and prompt!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: MSIE: Sorting Favorites by name / Text Size
From: emodaniel-ga on 06 Jan 2003 02:52 PST
1. In order to display your favorites in alphabetical order, you
* a. Close the Favorites bar using the close (X) box on the right of
* b. Click once on the Favorites menu on the menu bar to open the
Favorites menu.
* c. Right-click on any favorites item in the menu and select "Sort by
* d. Open up the Favorites bar again by clicking the Favorites button
on the toolbar. Your favorites will be sorted by name (Folders always
come first, also sorted by name).

2. To adjust the size of fonts on many (but not all) webpages, all you
need to do is click on the View menu on the menu bar, then the "Text
Size" submenu. Select the size you prefer. Make sure this window is
the only Internet Explorer window you have open. Then close it. (This
is necessary because IE will save the settings such as toolbar
positions and text size when you close a window and if you have
another window open after this one it will save the settings from that
one.) Anyway, if you follow this last step, IE _should_ respect that
setting as permanent. Some webpages, however (example:,
specify their height using an absolute measurement in points or
pixels, and you can't adjust the size of their text just by changing
the setting in "Text Size." Fortunately, you can work around that
limitation by using the following method: Click the "Tools" menu on
the menu bar, then "Internet Options." On the General tab, click
"Accessibility..." at the bottom. Check the box for "Ignore font sizes
specified on Web pages." Now all fonts on all webpages you view with
Internet Explorer will be displayed in the size you have selected in
the View->Text Size menu.
Subject: Re: Microsoft Internet Explorer
From: emodaniel-ga on 06 Jan 2003 02:58 PST
Hilarious, I started typing that comment back before there was an
answer, but I walked away and came back and finished after that seizer
posted his answer. :-)

Looks like he got most of what I said, except for he didn't mention
the "Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages" part. The "Text Size"
menu alone is pretty useless these days in Internet Explorer since so
many web pages uses absolute sizes in their CSS. Using the option I
described is the best workaround I know of in Internet Explorer
(though Mozilla/NS6/NS7 has a much more elegant "Text Zoom" feature).

Also: I didn't think to try sorting the fav's without first closing
the fav's bar...I was afraid IE wasn't smart enough to sort them both
places! Good idea, though.


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