How to adjust font size or color

Learn how to change the formatting of your text in Yahoo Messenger.


To change the default color or style of text in Yahoo Messenger:

  1. Click Messenger | Preferences | Appearance.
  2. Click the Change Fonts & Colors... button.
    The "Message Text Style" window will open.
  3. Select the desired font style, size, and color.
  4. Click OK. You'll be returned to the Yahoo Messenger Preferences window.
    Note: Click the checkbox option for Always use my fonts and colors if you want to only see your font settings. (Your font settings will override your friends' font settings, and you'll just see your font.)
  5. Click OK.

To change the color or style of text in a particular chat window:

  1. Click the letter T above the input area in the conversation window.
  2. Select the desired font style, size, and color.

Note: These changes will affect this window only. Once you open a new IM window, the default font settings will be applied.

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