Windows 10: Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason

Discus and support Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; In the last day or two, I noticed that the font size and style on the vast majority of websites that I visit has been changed, and it's not a good... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by mreid72, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. mreid72 Win User

    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason


    In the last day or two, I noticed that the font size and style on the vast majority of websites that I visit has been changed, and it's not a good change! It looks like Times New Roman now, and though I don't know what the font style was before, I know it wasn't this. Also, I have no idea what a typical web font size is, but it seems that the size now is probably somewhere in the 8-10 point range.

    Nothing has changed in my settings that I'm aware of - at least I'm not the one that made any change. I currently have zoom to 250% which is what is recommended for this Dell XPS 13. That's what it's always been set at, and everything looked fine before.

    Almost everything from Google, to Facebook, to my Feedly feed - you name it - is displaying this new font style and size. Has anyone else experienced this, or is there some way for me to change it back?

    When I previewed this post, the screenshots I've attached don't seem to illustrate what I'm talking about. In fact, it looks fairly normal. I suppose it's being zoomed in the screenshot, but trust me, it's much smaller on my screen.

    Regardless, if you have any advice, I'd be most appreciative. Thanks.


    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]



    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]



    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]


    :)
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  2. Not all text sizes have been changed

    Hi Francis,

    Thank you for posting inMIcrosof Community.

    As per the query i understand that you are unable to change the font size, if it is so refer the below and if it is not provide us some more information to assist you better.

    This article consists of steps change font size and style for reading in Microsoft Edge.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/change-font-style-and-size-in-microsoft-edge

    You may also refer to the following Microsoft Help article for further reference.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/microsoft-edge

    Keep us posted to assist for further assistence.
     
    Akheel Ahmed, Nov 1, 2015
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  3. Is there any way to change microsoft edge browser font ? How ???

    Hi Kabir,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I would like to let you know that you can change the fonts in Microsoft Edge.
    Please refer the following link to change font in Microsoft Edge:

    Changing the font style and size for reading view in Microsoft Edge

    Hope this answers your question. Post us back if you need further assistance. We'll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Nov 1, 2015
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason

    I have seen exactly this (although I'm not 100% sure the font was the same it certainly changed). It can be fixed by making another account.

    Another option to fix this and other weird Edge behavior (for example here) is to delete the following directory (instead of creating new user):

    %USERPROFILE%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

    Note just clearing the cache doesn't work - from various tests it seems to be the actual counters.dat file causing the problems.

    As counters.dat file is locked you need to change the value of the key Cache at "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" to something else (for example %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Temp). The folder is recreated automatically in the location specified on the key when you reboot.


    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]


    Next, reboot, delete the old INetCache folder in %appdata% and change the key back to how it is in the picture.

    Reboot again and a clean INetCache will be created in %appdata% and you can delete your (hidden) temp file.
     
    lx07, Nov 1, 2015
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  5. mreid72 Win User
    What account are you talking about?
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  6. lx07 Win User
    Your user account. So if your user account is called Fred you could make another called Fred2. If it works in the new account then that is the cause.
     
    lx07, Nov 1, 2015
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  7. mreid72 Win User
    Ok. So I created a new account and the font problem is there also. What would you suggest now? Deleting that directory you described above? I'm not proficient at that type of thing and don't want to do anything that might negatively affect anything else.
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  8. lx07 Win User

    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason

    If the font issue is there in the new account then the workaround above wouldn't help, sorry.
     
    lx07, Nov 1, 2015
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  9. You might see if logging on to the Admin account fixes this problem for all users, but see this: Change Windows fonts - Windows Help
    (Windows 7). Similarly, you'll want to see if you can change fonts in Windows. You might be able to change to default by searchin on your computer for change system fonts
     
    DustSailor, Nov 1, 2015
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  10. mreid72 Win User
    I'm already using the administrator account (it's the only account on this computer), but thanks anyway.
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  11. mreid72 Win User
    Here are two additional screenshots of the exact same page. You can clearly see a different font and size. The first one is Edge and the second one is IE. Again, this just started happening either yesterday or today. The Edge font looks to be Times New Roman and is too small. It used to be the same as IE which is much better and easier to read.

    Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.


    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]



    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason [​IMG]
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  12. The admin bit was only a part. Did you do any of the rest that I posted?
     
    DustSailor, Nov 1, 2015
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  13. mreid72 Win User

    Microsoft Edge font size and style changed for some reason

    The link you gave is for Windows 7, but I tried it anyway but to no avail. I did searches for the same thing for Windows 10, and the only things I've been able to find don't have anything to do with how various websites' fonts are displayed. I don't need to change the fonts that are displayed in various programs or in Windows Explorer or things like that. This problem has only to do with Microsoft Edge.
     
    mreid72, Nov 1, 2015
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  14. Sorry, thought you meant all of Windows had the problem (The Windows 7 link was just an example, I know you're using Windows 10). If it is just an Edge font problem, you can find font settings here: Click this bit here for link--> Change font style and size for reading view in Microsoft Edge - Windows Help -


    The settings only change font size, however. I found a sort of complicated possible explanation (and solution) to incorrect font changes: Click this bit here for link--> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-8b8ac44cc298
     
    DustSailor, Nov 3, 2015
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  15. mreid72 Win User
    FYI...the first link only addresses Reading View.

    I did find the answer to the problem yesterday, however. Apparently there's some connection between installing Office 2016 and the font problem in Edge. Others had the same issue after installing Office 2016. The Arial fonts had become corrupted and once I reinstalled the Arial fonts, the problem was resolved.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
    mreid72, Nov 3, 2015
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