happy undocumented feature in Netscape 4.61

Kragen Sitaker (kragen@pobox.com)
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 16:03:51 -0400 (EDT)

As far as I can tell, this isn't documented anywhere.

One of the features I liked most about Opera was being able to zoom in
and out with the + and - keys on the keypad. Obnoxious jerks who put
tiny fonts on their web pages were no longer a problem.

In Netscape, of course, you can change the font size in the Preferences
dialog. But that's global, and too slow.

In the Win32 version of Netscape "Version 4.6 [en]-99127", or possibly
Netscape 4.61 -- it's hard to tell what version of Netscape you're
using -- control-[ and control-] do something very similar to Opera's +
and -. (They don't work on images, though.)

(Esc to make animated GIFs stop moving is a godsend too.)

Very pedestrian bit, I know. But I'm sure I'll save dozens of people
countless hours of painful squinting by posting it here. :)

<kragen@pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
Tue Aug 17 1999
83 days until the Internet stock bubble bursts on Monday, 1999-11-08.