Open Bug 1429761 Opened 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Show font preview for each font in the list instead of used font


(DevTools :: Inspector: Rules, enhancement, P3)



(Not tracked)


(Reporter: sebo, Unassigned)



The font preview currently shows always the used font. This is confusing when you over a different font name in the list of fonts.

Therefore the font preview should be changed to display a preview for the hovered font instead.
Please see Bug 1429763 comment 4.  It could be that a side effect of fixing that bug will resolve this bug also.
Michael made a good point in bug 1429763: what if one of the font isn't present on the system? I think it would be more natural if the tooltip was only ever shown on the used font(s) alone.
The tooltip helps to see how a font looks like, independent from whether it's used or not. For fonts that are not present on the system I'd expect to either not get the tooltip displayed or, even better, that the tooltip includes a hint that the font is not available.

Severity: normal → enhancement
Priority: -- → P3
Product: Firefox → DevTools
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