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Old 05-27-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Akron, OH
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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how to set mozilla default font size

in mozilla under:


i've set the "minimum font size" to 18 because i don't like the tiny fonts that show up on so many web-pages. i'm using an XFT version of mozilla (v1.4) and with this setup the font size is just about perfect on any web-site i navigate to and i would be completely satisfied except for one small problem. there is one web-site which has a menu bar that i occasionally need to use but, with the min font size set to 18, that menu bar does not show up at all. so i have to go back to edit->preferences->appearance->fonts and set the min font size down to 12 so the menu-bar becomes visible and then after using it i have to go set the min font size back to 18. it's a big pain in the butt.

if i leave the minimum font size at 12, the the problem is that i have to ctrl++ to increase the font size on every web page i go to, which i could live with except for the fact that doing ctrl++ does not give me the nice size i had with min font size 18, the vertical spacing is completely different and, well, ugly. so what i need is a way to set the default size to 18 but still maintain the ability to reduce the size below that. one other thing i should mention is that under edit->preferences->appearance->fonts the size next to "proportional" is also set to 18.

i'm generally not a nit-pick, and i'm completely committed to linux/mozilla for browsing (i don't use windows at all anymore) but this is one issue that really needs to be resolved.
Old 05-27-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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Check your DPI by running the command
xdpyinfo | grep resolution
. Most web sites seem to be designed to work with Windows' resolution, which is 96. Have a look at this site:
Old 05-28-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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xdpyinfo | grep resolution -> resolution: 83x84 dots per inch

i set it to 96 dpi but the issues remain the same, i either have to go with min font size 12 and do ctrl++ a lot, or go with size 18 and have to switch back and forth when i need to use the menu bar on that one web-site. but thanks for the info, can never have too much of that!


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