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    I am so sorry i used caps yesterday on 2 messages. My son explained it to me, I am to old to know the lingo for computers and text message. Sorry but due to low vision it has become a habit. So So sorry. Tincan

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    Not to worry. Some boards are very picky about that but I don't think anyone here would take offense. Maybe you could have your son help you set up the display on your computer so it's larger and easier for you to read. I know it can be done but can't remember how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tincan
    I am so sorry i used caps yesterday on 2 messages. My son explained it to me, I am to old to know the lingo for computers and text message. Sorry but due to low vision it has become a habit. So So sorry. Tincan
    My husband uses caps all the time and has been called on the carpet for it by lots of people. He never knew what he was doing - it's just that he never learned to type and does the two-finger typing - just easier for him.

    I think we can tell by the tone of a message if someone is yelling or not!?

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    Aw, dont worry! My computer is old, so is my keyboard and mouse, and I have to practically punch the letters, so half mine are missing. Ya all probaly think I CANT spell, LOL!

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    Don't worry about it. :-)

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    I am using a Mac -

    On the tool bar at the top of the page there are these words:

    Safari File Edit View History ...

    Click on "View" (and hold it for the drop down menu)
    then go down to the "Zoom In" words and release the mouse

    About using all caps -
    Now you know - if that's the biggest "goof up" of the day, life is good

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    you can also hit control and the plus sign to enlarge any page that you cannot see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    you can also hit control and the plus sign to enlarge any page that you cannot see.
    That's so slick!!!! I never knew this! Thanks! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    you can also hit control and the plus sign to enlarge any page that you cannot see.
    on the (older) Mac that I'm using it's the key next to the space bar that has the apple symbol on it along with the plus sign to make it larger

    If you use that key and the minus sign, it makes it smaller.

    The "control" key on this computer didn't do anything.

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    I have a few vision impared friends and all caps are easier for them to read. I just figured it was the case with you.

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    No worries :D:D:D I am sure that no one took any offence :D:D:D

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    One of the gals at work is vision-impaired and she uses a rather large font, so I know you can change it and make life easier for yourself. As for the caps - there's lots to learn on email/internet etiquette. If nobody tells you - how should you know? So good job that your son is teaching you and that you are open to learning. ....and I agree with everyonw that no offense was taken.

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    No worries on the all caps stuff. I have a couple of boards that it's hard to read unless I make the view bigger, and I'm young.

    You can also try clicking on view, then text size. You have the choice of smallest to largest.

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    Don't worry about your caps! We could tell you were not yelling at us.

    My son has vision problems and uses many tricks to make the computer easier for him.

    CTRL + works on most any web page if you are using windows. Hold control and hit +. Keep hitting + and it just keeps getting bigger!

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    not to worry! we understand

    Quote Originally Posted by tincan
    I am so sorry i used caps yesterday on 2 messages. My son explained it to me, I am to old to know the lingo for computers and text message. Sorry but due to low vision it has become a habit. So So sorry. Tincan

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    aww, we are a friendly bunch here...if ppl overlook Mousie's verbosity, surely they can deal with caps! :XD:

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