How to Zoom Text in Your Browser
On a Mac
Zoom In: command +
Zoom Out: command -
Restore to Default View: command 0
On a Windows PC
Zoom In: control +
Zoom Out: control -
Restore to Default View: control 0
The default font size for most websites is 12-13 pixels. Unless you’re sitting 12 inches from your screen, you likely have to squint to read text that size. The optimal font size for the average viewing distance (23-28 inches from the screen) is 16 pixels, which also happens to be the default font size for modern web browsers. What you may not realize, is that you can zoom any page to your desired reading size. It’s very simple, and all browsers share the same set of shortcuts.
Shortcuts might not be your thing. If this is case, the zoom settings are usually found in the View menu.
Thank you to Matt Brett
Matt Brett put this together. He was inspired by Smashing Magazine’s “16 PIXELS For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake“.