Changing the Font Size on the Reading Pane

Friday, October 24 2008; by dareo - Features

As many of our users know, RSS Bandit uses Internet Explorer as it's embedded Web browser. Somewhere along the line in the switch to Internet Explorer 7 from Internet Explorer 6 we lost the ability to change the size of the font in the embedded Web browser by using the [Ctrl] and [+] or [-] keys in intermediate releases.

We have gotten numerous complaints about this issue so this morning I went ahead and checked in a fix to this problem to get my mind of the problems around how to deal with synchronization with Google Reader when the user makes a lot of changes to their subscriptions while offline. The fix to the text size problem was fairly straightforward once I found the Microsoft knowledgebase article Q304103: How To Change the Font Size in a WebBrowser Control That Is Hosted Inside a Visual Basic Application.

I've added a menu for controlling the font size which is similar to the "Text Size" menu in Internet Explorer. You can find a screenshot of the new menu here.  

Update: Change the size of the font in the embedded Web browser by using the [Ctrl] and [+] or [-] keys is fixed for releases 1.8.0.870 and higher.