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Old 03-21-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
ghight
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Tiny Mozilla 1.3 Menu Fonts


Hello all.

I'm trying to fix a font problem with Mozilla 1.3 running on RH8. The menu fonts are nothing more than tiny specks on the screen. Using my Win98 Netscape install as a guide, I can get through the menus to change fonts even though I can't read them. When I do all I get is larger text on the webpage.

This is a RH8 minimal install that uses apt-rpm for software installs. I have installed all the fonts I can find but the problem is still there.

Any ideas?

ps-Mozilla 1.0.1 was installed and the text looked fine, but the webpage would only display the top left corner of every page.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 01:14 PM   #2
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Well I loaded mozilla 1.01. and had no problems when the text is to small
just press ctrl + + and the text gets larger.

But I have upgraded to Mozilla 1.2 because the Mozilla website stated that 1.3 is considered beta since I'm kinda new to this hole world of linux.
I figured it would be best to go with a sure thing have no problems with Mozilla 1.2....


Hope you can figure out what is wrong.......

Good luck....
 
Old 03-21-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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CTL + '+' does indeed change the font, but for the webpage only. My font issue is solely with with menus and toolbar fonts.

I have a feeling I'm just missing a font package, but I can't figure out which one.
 
Old 03-22-2003, 01:04 AM   #4
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Well the best way I figured out was to change my resolution to
600X800 increased the size of the fonts but can't figure out any othere
way maybe some one else nows better.....


sorry can't help.....

well later .......
 
Old 03-22-2003, 11:27 PM   #5
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I have the same phenomenon after upgrading to Mozilla 1.3.

As noted above, this is about the menu (etc.) font, *not* the font used for rendering the web pages.

And for me, downgrading my resolution is not an attractive solution.

There must be a proper way to adjust the font Mozilla uses for its menus and the other non-web-page stuff.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 07:54 AM   #6
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Read http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html

You could put something like this in userChrome.css, stored in your chrome directory:

window {
font-size: 10pt !important;
font-family: Helvetica !important;
}
 
Old 03-23-2003, 08:34 AM   #7
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Actually, after finding that page through some further googling and some trial-and-error, I used:

* {
font-size: 12pt !important
font-family: helvetica !important;
}

...which seems to do a better job of covering all window elements.

The font-size part works fine. But the font-family setting seems to be ignored. I tried both "helvetica" and "Helvetica" as the font-family name. Anyone have a clue on that part?
 
Old 03-23-2003, 08:39 AM   #8
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Oops! In re-reading my last post, I see the problem: a missing colon at the end of the font-size line. I corrected the entry to be:

* {
font-size: 12pt !important;
font-family: helvetica !important;
}

...with a colon at the end of *both* lines. After a reload of Mozilla, I have things looking much like they did in previous versions.

Nice!
 
  


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