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Re: internet usage by people over 60

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:17:17 -0500
Message-ID: <4D6D706D.9030807@earthlink.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 2011/03/01 16:37 (GMT+0100) Christophe Strobbe composed:

> This discussion reminds me that Internet Explorer versions 1 through
> 3 had a toolbar button to change the font size; see the screenshots
> at<http://www.favbrowser.com/internet-explorer-collection-screenshots/>.
> These buttons were removed in later versions of Internet Explorer.
> The devil's advocate knows why.

An inane change of defaults. It's a mess if everything available is put 
there. They're still there if you customize the toolbar, which I always do to 
get rid of inane additions like print, RSS, spacer, mail, etc. It seems 
people no more know about customizing toolbars than they do text size. Jacob 
Nielsen noted of the usability loss over a decade ago: 
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20020819.html

> I have never seen a similar button in Firefox.

Firefox 4 has a pair available in toolbar customizations.
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