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Published on 06.16.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Changing Default Text Size in Internet Explorer

Learn how to prevent a user from changing Internet Explorer’s default text size in Windows 7.

This policy setting allows the user to choose the default text size in Internet Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot choose the default text size in Internet Explorer. You must specify the default text size:

  • Largest
  • Larger
  • Medium
  • Smaller
  • Smallest

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can choose the default text size in Internet Explorer.

Prevent Changing Default Text Size in IE

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, Internet Settings, and then select Display settings in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prevent users from choosing default text size in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable, select the default size, and then click OK to save the changes.


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