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Old 06-06-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
jeffman12
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Firefox Fonts


Hi,
I just installed Linux and got everything going but I have some questions about Firefox. I have been using Firefox on my desktop and love it. I installed it on my laptop but I have one problem. The fonts are always very small or rough. What font combination do you use for your Firefox? The problem might come from my screen because it is a 15" 1400 x 1050.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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i had the same issue when i installed on my PC. making the font bigger should fix it for you. i dont think i changed my font.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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I tried that but it didn't scale the font up uniformly. I can use Konqueror to browse, but it doesn't have the pop-up blocker. Konqueror's fonts are a lot smoother and easier to read/look at.

Does anyone know of a pop-up blocker for Konqueror?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:08 PM   #4
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first, make sure you are using the xft+gtk2 build of firefox
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...tk2+xft.tar.gz

download that just to be sure

it should automatically use whatever freetype/truetype fonts are on you system (generic things like sans, courier, and bitstream should be available)

if you want more ttf fonts, you'll have to get them off a windows install; if you need more info on that, search the forums then post back here
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Thanks, that worked like a charm!
 
Old 06-06-2004, 04:05 PM   #6
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I had the probem that firefox fonts were way too small. http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html was a great help.
 
Old 06-07-2004, 02:10 PM   #7
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Firefox is good, but if you want something really good download opera, free if you can put up with a very small add at the top, it is as fast as firefox if not faster, it has email client built in and is pretty cool. To test firefox with java plug in got to www.lycos.co.uk, and then try the same site with opera, you get bad flicker with Moz/Firefox but the page loads really well with opera.
 
  


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