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Old 09-03-2005, 04:04 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
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Distribution: Knoppix 3.9, SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, Mandrake 10.1, SUSE 10.0, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Home + Pro
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Firefox fonts very large

I've recently switched from WinXP to MEPIS, and I'm very impressed but one thing which really bugs me is the size of the fonts on the Firefox Browser! How do I adjust the browser fonts? I'm NOT talking about the size of the fonts which Firefox displays from web pages, but the size of the fonts it displays on the live bookmark links and toolbars. How do I change that?

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:06 AM   #2
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Firefox depends on GTK2 libs so try to run any GTK2 application.
If you get the same BIG font, try to tune up the resolution by adding
DisplaySize <width> <height>
with width and height expressed in millimeters to the ' Section "Monitor" ' in xorg.conf under /etc/X11

There exists one more way to tune by changing the default font size in
.mozilla/firefox/<nice weird string>/chrome/userCrome.css to something like the folowing

menubar, menubutton, menulist, menu,
menuitem, button, dialog, page, window {
  font-size: 11px !important;
Modify the font-size value to suit your needs.
Old 09-03-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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You can run 'switch2' and change the default font size in there aswell as the GTK theme.


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