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Old 03-02-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
Bruce Hill
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Firefox fonts too big...


How in the Sam Hill do you change the font settings in Mozilla Firefox?

I got this Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040211 Firefox/0.8
and went to Tools -> Options -> General -> Fonts and Colors and can't change a thing on that page. Anyone know how to do this?

Also, there's no scroll bar on the right of the window...
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:25 AM   #2
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Try moving ~/.phoenix somewhere else, and restarting Firefox.

If that doesn't work, try re-installing Firefox.

Apart from that, if you downloaded the version with xft, try the version without (or vice-versa)

Dave
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:27 AM   #3
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hrmm well there is two things i can think of ...
tools -> options -> general

and then right there it says "Fonts and Colors"
(i see you said that now)

or another thing is ...
View --> Increase Font Size
or
View --> Decrease Font Size

and usually i found with the no scroll bar problem, is a incompatible theme that only partially works .. so try changing back to default and see if thats your problem ..

Last edited by DrOzz; 03-02-2004 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:50 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
Try moving ~/.phoenix somewhere else, and restarting Firefox.

If that doesn't work, try re-installing Firefox.

Apart from that, if you downloaded the version with xft, try the version without (or vice-versa)

Dave
Dave,

Thanks for the reply.

I don't have anything phoenix in my system at all.

My version is the java version ->
firefox-0.8-i686-pc-javadesktopsystem2003.tar.gz

With all due respect, reinstalling is Windoze mentality...
trying to avoid that at all costs!

but read on, my bud had the answer!
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:59 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrOzz
or another thing is ...
View --> Increase Font Size
or
View --> Decrease Font Size
You are the man, Jay! Of course that's it.
I read everything but the drop-down menus. :}

Quote:
and usually i found with the no scroll bar problem, is a incompatible theme that only partially works .. so try changing back to default and see if thats your problem ..
I'm running the Nautilus 1.6 theme by Alfred Kayser. Also have Modern (who says?)
and Firefox (default). None give a scroll bar. My mouse scrolls, but you know sometimes
you just want that little precision. Of course, now that you've fixed my font problem,
that may not be "mission critical." Also, I didn't shut the browser down because I've got
about 11 tabs opened and not bookmarked. I'll post this then mark 'em and try changing themes
again and then restart the Fox and see what happens. If that produces a scroll bar,
I'll post back and edit. If not, no edit.

Xiexie!


Edit
Well, Jay, you're right again! Spot on, mate!

When I restarted the browser with the Firefox default theme, there was the scrollbaar.
Then I changed back to Natilus 1.6, rebooted, and it ain't there. But the scrollbar was
there with that Nautilus theme in Firebird, so it must be the new browser.
Also, the text change doesn't stick. The reboot leaves the text the same old 16pt
that's defaulted in the browser, and when you open another tab, you have to change
it there, also.

I guess bleeding edge drips sometimes, eh?

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 03-02-2004 at 07:07 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:02 AM   #6
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Firefox still uses ~/.phoenix as its user config directory. (At least the normal i686 version does).

As for the reinstall mentality, fair enough but things can and do go wrong when tar.gz archives are unpacked, so sometimes a re-install is what's required (this is rare - it's more likely to be a corrupted download in my experience).

Dave
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:33 AM   #7
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Originally posted by ilikejam
Firefox still uses ~/.phoenix as its user config directory. (At least the normal i686 version does).

As for the reinstall mentality, fair enough but things can and do go wrong when tar.gz archives are unpacked, so sometimes a re-install is what's required (this is rare - it's more likely to be a corrupted download in my experience).

Dave
Sorry, I gave a bad report saying no .phoenix, from running one of these
Code:
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:16:57~$ whereis phoenix
phoenix:
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:17:03~$
Well I probably messed that up anyway.

Code:
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:09:57~$ cd .phoenix
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:10:25~/.phoenix$ ls -aFlc
total 15
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users         128 Jan 15 12:50 ./
drwx--x--x   62 mingdao  users        5536 Mar  2 10:29 ../
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        1045 Mar  2 19:08 appreg
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users          80 Jan 15 12:50 default/
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users         546 Mar  1 23:44 pluginreg.dat
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:10:29~/.phoenix$ cd default/
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:10:41~/.phoenix/default$ ls -aFlc
total 2
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users          80 Jan 15 12:50 ./
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users         128 Jan 15 12:50 ../
drwxr-xr-x    5 mingdao  users         648 Mar  2 19:08 ulgdsscd.slt/
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:10:43~/.phoenix/default$ cd ulgdsscd.slt/
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:13:50~/.phoenix/default/ulgdsscd.slt$ ls -aFlc
total 1401
drwxr-xr-x    5 mingdao  users         648 Mar  2 19:08 ./
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users          80 Jan 15 12:50 ../
drwxr-xr-x    2 mingdao  users        2064 Mar  2 16:55 Cache/
drwxr-xr-x    2 mingdao  users          48 Mar  1 22:42 Cache.Trash/
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users     1004808 Mar  2 08:06 XUL.mfasl
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users       17666 Mar  2 19:08 bookmarks.html
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users       65536 Mar  2 19:08 cert8.db
drwxr-xr-x    3 mingdao  users         224 Feb 14 20:36 chrome/
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        2067 Mar  2 19:06 cookies.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        2304 Mar  1 23:10 cookperm.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users       54966 Mar  2 08:07 downloads.rdf
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users       12143 Mar  2 19:03 formhistory.dat
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users      208746 Mar  2 19:08 history.dat
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users       16384 Mar  2 19:08 key3.db
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users       11355 Mar  2 19:08 localstore.rdf
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        2708 Mar  2 08:02 mimeTypes.rdf
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        1607 Jan 15 12:50 panels.rdf
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        7205 Mar  2 19:08 prefs.bak
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users        7206 Mar  2 19:08 prefs.js
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users         720 Jan 15 12:50 search.rdf
-rw-------    1 mingdao  users       16384 Mar  1 23:49 secmod.db
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  users         735 Feb  8 11:58 signons.txt
Code:
mingdao@paul:Tue Mar 02 19:28:46~/source/firefox$ whereis mozilla-config
mozilla-config: /usr/bin/mozilla-config
That identical mozilla-config file is also in the /firefox directory.

When I installed Firefox, all's I did was untar it in the same directory
that holds MozillaFirebird.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:38 AM   #8
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Did you remove all the old Firebird stuff from the MozillaFirebird directory first?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 06:42 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
Did you remove all the old Firebird stuff from the MozillaFirebird directory first?
Negative on that. So, I've totally messed it up, eh? Would you mind
putting me straight from here? Should I hose the rascal out and start
over with no browser? That may even get a scrollbar. :}

Thank you Dave.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 03-02-2004 at 06:57 AM.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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Yup. I'd rip out the whole Firebird folder and start from a fresh install of Firefox.

Dave
 
  


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