STR: 1. Load a page. 2. Change text size to Extra Large in Settings. 3. Load a new page. Results: The same text size is used after embiggening the text size.
This is because the 'Text-Size' preference is not actually proper text-scaling (like in Chrome, and Stock); see bug 746966.
Ian, this is some confusion based on the labeling of our settings. Any thoughts?
This depends on bug 715179 as it will be changing the UI of the font inflation dialog. Initial from duplicate bug 772535: The dialog is actually inflating text rather than setting a universal text size and this is not clear from the language used. From bug 715179: email@example.com: However, I just realized that this preference doesn't explain that it's inflating font, but rather implies that it's setting a universal text size (since the title is "Text Size" and the summary text is "Tiny", "Small", etc.). While I think a user would end up at the same outcome if it were explained as inflation (if they're trying to make the text larger, they're going to select a size that looks good for them without caring that it's inflation rather than a universal text size), it's a little misleading. For example, the idea that text inflation is turned off when "Text Size" is set to "Tiny" doesn't really feel right. I think the stock browser has a more intuitive representation of this. firstname.lastname@example.org: I agree that a better name would be good, though I'm not sure of a name that is both more accurate and easily understandable. Maybe "Text Zoom"? We should also change the "Tiny" string to something "Original size" or "No zoom".
Note this is related to the title, "Text Size", as well as the summary text, "Tiny", "Small", etc.
The original summary text focused on a different issue – changing the text size has no effect. It does but the page needs to reflow first, forcing the user to reload the page. This should not be required – see bug 772541.
It should also be noted that font inflation only happens on desktop versions of sites... I wonder if this is a bug? I would think a user who thinks the font size on a mobile site is too small would still want the font inflation to happen even on mobile sites.
(In reply to Michael Comella (:mcomella) from comment #7) > It should also be noted that font inflation only happens on desktop versions > of sites... I wonder if this is a bug? This is intentional (bug 706198). Modifying a page's text layout is something we have to do by default to make desktop sites readable on small screens, but it's kind of a necessary evil. For pages designed for small screens we feel that we can leave the text size alone, at least by default. We might still want to provide a separate mechanism (maybe an add-on) that provides more user control over font size.
Users still don't know about that this affects only certain formatted 'desktop' pages. They think that our font-size settings are broken.