Since build 20010928 some fonts (such as in menubar, personal toolbar, and forms) are significantly smaller than before. Look at the screenshots to see what I mean. Some people might like it better this way, but I think there should at least be a preference to easily adjust the size. I tried to change this in Edit/Preferences/Appearence/Fonts by raising the "display resolution", but that helped only temporarily. On next startup the fonts were small again. (Besides, it's rather clumsy now, because you can't directly give an arbitrary dpi value.) This was perhaps caused by fix to bug 99010; that landed in 20010928, and in 20010927 the fonts were still normal. And btw, I didn't see this occur on w2k, so I guess it's linux only.
I'm seeing this too, on 2001092906. Altering the display dpi doesn't seem to fix this.
Looks like some minor fallout from the font work...
Assignee: attinasi → rbs
Out of curiosity, what does your .gtkrc say about font sizes? Didn't the system fonts stuff just land as well on Linux?
Since the dpi has no effect, maybe system fonts instead (bug 33313)? Cc:ing dbaron.
I don't really know about all those different gtkrc-files on my system, but, using the Gnome Control Center I changed the font, and that did (after restart) change the Mozilla fonts too! Sorry about that, I didn't realise Mozilla used GTK+ for anything... I'll add yet another screenshot using Gnome's default theme and font. (Notice that, while other fonts are the same as in the first screenshot, the status bar still has a slightly too small font, which is bit hard to read.)
What do other GTK apps look like?
Oops.. there's nothing wrong with the Status Bar font (or any other font AFAIK) now that I remembered to change the "Display resolution" preference back to "System setting".
Assignee: rbs → dbaron
Summary: Some fonts are too small on Linux → [GTK system fonts]Some fonts are too small on Linux
Judging by reporters last screenshot and comment, it sounds like this is a "works for me"? (Works-for-me too, btw., current CVS and earlyer.)
Yeah, this bug is not valid. (The only issue here could be that perhaps I'm not the only one who didn't know that GTK-settings affect Mozilla. Maybe it should be pointed out more clearly somewhere?)
Yeah. We should relnote this. I'll mail Dawn. Marking invalid.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Well, there were two legitimate bugs here: 1) changing display resolution somehow does affect system fonts (perhaps since they've already been copied into the rule tree) 2) the statusbar text starts with a system font and makes it smaller, which is bad. They should probably start with a different system font...
Filed bug 105551 on the statusbar. I couldn't figure out how to get changing the dpi to influence system fonts. If you have steps to reproduce, could you file a bug?
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