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  • Microsoft Edge – Changing fonts

    Created: May 2017

    Changing fonts can help make web pages easier to read. This page gives you step-by-step

    instructions on how to change the font on a webpage in Microsoft Edge Internet browser

    for Windows.

    1. In the taskbar (normally on the bottom of your screen see Fig 1) where it says ‘Type here to

    search’, type “Internet Options”, or click on the microphone icon to ‘ask Cortana’ for

    “Internet Options”

    Fig 1

    Note: The ‘Internet Options’ box is labelled ‘Internet Properties’ but they are the same


    2. Select the ‘Accessibility’ button with the mouse or by pressing ‘Alt’+‘E’ as shown in Fig 2.

  • Fig 2

    3. Click the checkbox marked ‘Ignore font styles specified on web pages’ or press ‘Alt’ + ‘S’

    to check the box. This will override the font settings of any web page you view, with your

    own settings. Fig 3.

  • Fig 3

    4. Click ‘ OK ‘ or press ‘ Enter ‘ to return to the ‘ Internet Options ‘ dialog box.

    5. Click the ‘ Fonts ‘ button or press ‘ Alt’ + ‘ N ‘ to bring up the font dialog box. Fig 4.

  • Fig 4

    6. Click in the list of fonts underneath the heading ‘Web Page Font’ or press ‘Alt’ + ‘W’.

    7. Use either the mouse or the ‘up’ and ‘down’ arrow keys to scroll through the list of fonts.

    You should see a sample of how the font looks in the grey box below the lists.

    8. When you are happy with the font you have chosen, click ‘OK’ or press ‘Enter’ to return to

    the ‘Internet Properties’ page.

    9. Click ‘OK’ or press ‘Tab’ until ‘OK’ is selected and then press ‘Enter’ to exit.