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Old 02-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
zensunni
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Fuzzy/Small text in Thunderbird & Mozilla firefox.


When I browse in firefox, the text seems a little fuzzy. It's different and it's not as defined as in windows. The text is also considerably smaller.

I remember being able to turn this fuzzy feature off in IE, but I'm not sure how to do it in linux-firefox.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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not sure how to turn on/off anti-aliasing, but you can increase font size with a simple cntl-+ (hold down the control key and hit the +/= key; no need to hold shift). Similarly, cntl-- (control-minus) will do the opposite.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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Firefox, Thunderbird, and Mozilla Suite (aka Seamonkey) share something in common: the ability to control the appearance by creating/editing preference files that are not accessed by the Edit - Preferences controls.

I refer to the user profile in your ~/.mozilla/firefox (thunderbird, mozilla) profile (/home/<username>/.mozilla/firefox/<random string>.default/chrome). The files to create/edit are userChrome.css and userContent.css.

You may have empty example files there. You can find more detailed information (with several links to user contributed files that you can copy and edit for your own use).
http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserContent.css
http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css

Of course, it helps if you know something about css (cascading style sheets). But, they're easily researched via www.google.com/linux.

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Old 02-23-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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thank you for your reply. It was very informative. It also led me to this really cool gem: If you type about:config in the browser, you get a whole bunch of options.

But, I still haven't been able to find a function to turn off cleartype (which I think is the problem).

Surely someone else has had this problem, no?
 
Old 02-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #5
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I'm still trying to figure that stuff out myself, but I think one cause of text being too small is that firefox is working with two low a value for dpi. One method of controlling that is documented here:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Layout.css.dpi
 
Old 03-01-2008, 03:06 PM   #6
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I found the answer to it all!

Look for the "Install Web Standard Fonts" Section.
http://avi.alkalay.net/2007/06/fedor...gurations.html

Also, there is an option to turn off/on anti-aliasing in System->Preferences->look and feel->Appearances.

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