I can use the '=' and '-' keys on computer to adjust the font size in Google Reader, but can't find how to do it on iPad.


The best way I have found is to use the "Change Font Size" bookmarklet from lucidgreen.net (update: looks like this site is now gone, but the info is directly in this answer).

Its a bit of a pain to setup, but once you do, it works great for google reader (and probably most websites) on ipad.

You'll need to have safari installed on your windows/mac computer. I've tested this with windows 7.

And, you'll need to set itunes to sync bookmarks from safari to the ipad.

1) Copy the following to the clipboard:


2) Run safari and create a new bookmark to any web page

3) Edit the new bookmark, and replace the destination with the javascript you copied above. Give it a name like "Change font size"

4) Sync your ipad (remember, you must have checked the box in itunes to sync bookmarks)

5) Now, when you go to safari on ipad, you will have a Change font size bookmark.

6) When you're looking at a web page and want the font larger, just choose the bookmark and it will prompt you for a size (defaults to 25px)

7) If you want to change the default from 25px, edit the javascript (back in safari on your computer) and sync again.

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  • Wow, it works like a magic! Just that '1.2em' is better for me:) Now Google Reader beats any client apps, even on iPad - no apps support all the actions("Star", "Share", "Like", "Add tags") like the web version of Google Reader! – an0 Aug 27 '10 at 3:08

I can't answer your question about that per se, but I can say that there are much more elegant readers available that use Google Reader as a data store. Reeder is the nicest I've seen--very tactile and minimal and iPaddish and lovely.

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    +1 funny, -1 not an answer... evens out at 0. :) – Fosco Aug 20 '10 at 15:05
  • Please stick to the question. It is a web app question and it is web app faq site, isn't it? If I want to ask about native apps I'll ask somewhere else. Thanks. – an0 Aug 22 '10 at 4:06

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