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Customise your browser - Opera

User Preferences in Opera.

Changing the Size of Text and Images.

Unlike in Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Opera can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the numberpad + and – keys. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%.

However, these changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera.

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text permanently:

The text on our website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

Some websites have "hard-coded" the size of their text and as a consequence these websites will not reflect the change you have just made. If you would like your preferences to be reflected on other sites you visit please follow these steps:

Changing the Style of the Text.

Hantsweb specifies a sans serif font style through a style sheet. A sans serif font (such as Verdana or Arial) should be more easily read by those with a visual impairment or dyslexia than seriffed font styles (such as Times New Roman or Georgia). You may wish to impose a different text style than through your browser setting. The following steps will also override any styles "hard coded" on other websites.

Changing Text and Background Colours.

You may wish to impose a different combination of text and background colours than those chosen by us (although we have tried to retain a good contrast at all times. For example, some people with a visual impairment may prefer white text on a black background.

Please follow these steps to change the colours on our site:

  1. Ensure the "My fonts and colours" option is selected as described in the previous section.

  2. Open the File menu with the mouse (or by pressing Alt+F).

  3. Select the Preferences option with the mouse (or by pressing R).

  4. Select "Fonts and Colours" from the list with the mouse (or by using the down arrow key).

  5. Select the type of text you want to redefine (e.g. "Normal") from the list with the mouse (or by pressing Tab and using the up and down arrow keys).

  6. Select the first Choose button with the mouse by pressing Tab and Enter.

  7. Select from the subsequent dialog box the text colour of your choosing with the mouse (or by using Tab and the arrow keys).

  8. Select the OK button with the mouse (or by pressing Enter).

  9. Select the second Choose button with the mouse (or by pressing Tab and Enter).

  10. Select from the subsequent dialog box the background colour of your choosing with the mouse (or by using Tab and the arrow keys).

  11. Select the OK button twice with the mouse (or by pressing Enter twice).

Getting Help on Keyboard Shortcuts.

Many users prefer or need to use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

Select the Help menu and then Keyboard option (or press Alt+B) to bring up a full list of keyboard shortcuts for Opera.

 

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