User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050215 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050215 Firefox/1.0 Every site I access is rendered in unreadably small fonts. I've followed various guides in the bugs area to resolve this, but none of them work satifactorily. For example, the DPI of my system is 147 and FireFox has this as the system setting. All the FreFox menu's, icons etc. are in the expected size and font, but the pages are rendered impossibly small to read. Any changes made to the DPI setting only affects the application fonts, not the rendered sites. Sites become readable when I press Ctrl + 3 times, but it is very annoying to have to do this each time I fire up FireFox. My system information: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20050215 Firefox/1.0 My Build information: about:buildconfig Build platform target i686-pc-linux-gnu Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags gcc gcc version 3.3.5 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.5-r1, ssp-3.3.2-3, pie-18.104.22.168) -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Wno-long-long -march=pentium4 -pipe -pthread -pipe c++ gcc version 3.3.5 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.5-r1, ssp-3.3.2-3, pie-22.214.171.124) -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wconversion -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -march=pentium4 -pipe -Wno-deprecated -fshort-wchar -pthread -pipe -I/usr/X11R6/include Configure arguments --prefix=/usr --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --datadir=/usr/share --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib --enable-optimize=-O2 --enable-old-abi-compat-wrappers --disable-activex --disable-activex-scripting --disable-installer --disable-pedantic --enable-crypto --enable-xterm-updates --with-pthreads --with-system-jpeg --with-system-png --with-system-zlib --with-x --without-system-nspr --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 --enable-ipv6 --disable-xinerama --disable-xprint --enable-freetype2 --enable-freetypetest --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 --disable-gnomevfs --disable-debug --disable-tests --enable-reorder --enable-strip --enable-strip-libs --enable-elf-dynstr-gc --enable-xft --disable-jsd --disable-xpctools --enable-oji --enable-mathml --enable-single-profile --enable-extensions=cookie,inspector,negotiateauth,pref,transformiix,universalchardet,webservices,xmlextras,xml-rpc --disable-mailnews --disable-composer --disable-ldap --disable-profilesharing --with-default-mozilla-five-home=/usr/lib/MozillaFirefox --enable-single-profile The only setting that has worked is to set the minimum font to 24, which then really screws up site layouts. I do think this one is different to those other complaints about small fonts, but unfortunately do not know enough to say for certain. Am willing to try whatever to get this working. Thanks Nim Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open firefox 2. 3. Actual Results: The firefox 'homepage' is rendered in an unreadable fontsize Expected Results: A readable product page for the product I've launched. BTW. The help screen does exactly the same thing.
Your DPI is not supposed to impact the size of text on web pages. DPI only affects text sized in points, something that is strongly recommended against for web pages. Instead of setting your minimum size to 24px, set your defaults for proportional and monospace to 24, and reduce your minimum to 18px or 20px. That should considerably reduce the number of pages with mousetype. You can't fix them all with larger defaults. That's why we have the minimum size and zoom features. Some sites are simply designed without considering that people need to have text a certain size to read it, and are destroyed by zooming. Complain to the webmasters about it when the opportunity presents itself.
(In reply to comment #1) > Instead of setting your minimum size to 24px, set your defaults for proportional > and monospace to 24, and reduce your minimum to 18px or 20px. That should > considerably reduce the number of pages with mousetype. You can't fix them all > with larger defaults. That's why we have the minimum size and zoom features. > > Some sites are simply designed without considering that people need to have text > a certain size to read it, and are destroyed by zooming. Complain to the > webmasters about it when the opportunity presents itself. Mmmm, can you tell me where I go to get the www.mozilla.org site fixed? I understand your frustrations with hearing the same things over and over, but this happens for all sites, not just a few 'rougue' web developers' sites that aren't adhearing to the standards.
Sarcasm aside. I've made the suggested changes and fine-tuned it a litte. It isn't a good as I expect, but it works for now. thanks nim
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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