Preference for Minimum Font Size

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Camino Graveyard
Preferences
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enhancement
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: Warren TenBrook, Assigned: Simon Fraser)

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(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
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.

Comment 1

16 years ago
->sfraser
Assignee: saari → sfraser
(Assignee)

Comment 2

16 years ago
Yay more prefs.
QA Contact: winnie → sairuh

Comment 3

16 years ago
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.

Comment 4

16 years ago
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

Comment 5

16 years ago
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)

Comment 6

16 years ago
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.
(Assignee)

Comment 7

16 years ago
I fixed this yesterday. It's in the Advanced panel of the font prefs.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 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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