A web browser is one of the most frequently used programs. Many people don’t know the difference between a browser and the Internet. Today, the most popular web browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Explorer (a Windows platform). Together they hold 98% of the market.
The websites and web pages you view with your browser are created by different people for different purposes; sometimes they might have too large text, sometimes the text might appear too small.
The quickest way to customize the font size of a web page in Windows is scrolling the mouse wheel with the CTRL key pressed:
CTRL + wheel scrolling up—increase
CTRL + wheel scrolling down—decrease
Unfortunately, these commands won’t apply if you use a laptop because it is equipped with a touchpad instead of a mouse. In this case, the commands below can be used:
CTRL + PLUS—increase
CTRL + MINUS—decrease
The plus and minus can be pressed on both main keyboard and numeric keypad.
All these commands are equally applicable in all the browsers. Web browsers usually remember the scale you used for a certain website and show it accordingly the next time you visit this website automatically.
Before working with Trados Studio, “sharpen” it to match your tasks!
If you have installed Trados Studio or had it installed, it’s worth changing several default settings immediately before you start working.
Turn off automatic update when running Trados Studio
Basically, it’s worth working with the latest version of Trados Studio. By every update, developers get rid of errors and improve security. And if you want the application on your PC to receive latest updates constantly, you’d better leave the automatic update on.
However, if you don’t fancy paying for updates, if you’re okay with the current version of the application, or if you don’t want to bother yourself with installing updates, turn off the automatic update.
How to do it: go to File > Options > on the left panel Automatic Updates > on the right panel uncheck Automatically check for updates when the application starts:
And press ОК.
Turn on spelling check
There is no point in explaining why it must be done: in the modern world, spelling mistakes in translation are atavisms. And we discussed how to do it here.
Set display scale
Why it is important and how to do it we discussed here.
Turn off automatic error correction
Why it must be done we discussed here, and how it can be done—here.
Sometimes the font in Trados Studio documents appears to be too small and inconvenient to work with. Like this:
The font in Trados Studio can be increased. Unfortunately, it must be done in a non-trivial way.
Press File > Options > on the left panel choose Font Adaptation. On the right panel four number fields will appear standing for minimum and maximum font size of text sections in source and target languages. Increase these numbers. They may be different for different languages (a language choice field is located in this very dialog window below). For obvious reasons, the maximum number must be bigger than the minimum one.
We recommend to set 12 for minimum font size and 14 for maximum font size:
After pressing OK button, you’ll have the font size changed: