Chimera 2002071805 - Provide a preference to set the minimum font size. Expected results: Preference setting in Appearance/Fonts tab for minimum font size with a sample of default font face displayed at the minimum size preference. No text should be rendered smaller than the preferred minimum. What I got: Appearance/Fonts currently has default font size preferences, but pages may have smaller font attributes resulting in illegibly small text.
Assignee: saari → sfraser
Yay more prefs.
Just a note. There is a minimum font size thing in the Appearance -> font dialog in the Mozilla 1.1s I use under X11 and XP. However, some pages, such as http://msdn.microsoft.com/howto/ seem to be able to work around it, rendering in teeny, tiny fonts that I find very hard to read on my monitors.
Re: comment 3. That web page is using: <meta HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=windows-1250" /> This causes the character coding to be set as "Central European". (see View -> Character Coding when visiting that page.) Hence to enforce the minimum font size, set it also on Fonts For "Central European", rather than just on the default Fonts For "Western".
Summary: [RFE] Preference for Minimum Font Size → Preference for Minimum Font Size
This would make an excellent addition for me. I support several OS X users, some of whom have difficulty with small text sizes. Although the toolbar buttons for modifying the font size are welcome, the ability to set an assured minimum font size is a very useful accessibility feature. Is this just an issue with the pref not being exposed in the UI? If I simply add the relevant entry (which I guess I can grab from MozillaCFM?) to user.js, will the setting be respected? Heh ... s'pose I could just try it 'n see :o)
Yes it would be respected. I use this line: user_pref("font.minimum-size.x-western", 10); and it works perfectly. That is why I am hoping this will be an easy addition to make. It is a very useful preference to have.
I fixed this yesterday. It's in the Advanced panel of the font prefs.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
vrfy'd fixed on 10.2.1 with 2002.11.11.04. (default is "none".)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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