Tab view should use the native system font (Segoe UI) instead of Tahoma on 7 and Vista

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

defect
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
8 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: faaborg, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [visual][polish][good first bug])

Tab View is currently using the font Tahoma, which is the native system font for Windows XP.  On Windows 7 and Vista, this causes the UI to feel old and strange, but it is otherwise hard for users to qualify what exactly is wrong.

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 627096
Priority: -- → P3
Note that Tahoma also appears in the Pinstripe theme, but we never see it because Tahoma doesn't exist on the Mac (except if you really want that retro feel and you've installed it yourself)... at any rate, that should be removed as well; just leave it with sans-serif on the Mac, unless we've got a standard "Firefox UI" font we should be using instead.

Updated

8 years ago
Blocks: 631598
No longer blocks: 631598
Depends on: 631598
(In reply to comment #1)
> Note that Tahoma also appears in the Pinstripe theme, but we never see it
> because Tahoma doesn't exist on the Mac (except if you really want that retro
> feel and you've installed it yourself)... at any rate, that should be removed
> as well; just leave it with sans-serif on the Mac, unless we've got a standard
> "Firefox UI" font we should be using instead.

DOMi shows -moz-use-system-font as the value of things like the location bar text. Perhaps that's what we should use.
Whiteboard: [visual][polish][good first bug]
Should be fixed now (bug 631598).

http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/791cca7bf97b
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 4

8 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110215 Firefox/4.0b12pre

Verified issue and it's no longer present.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Firefox → Firefox Graveyard
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