Firefox 18 on Retina OSX 10.8 has tiny fonts

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Core
Widget: Cocoa
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5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Seth Cohn, Unassigned)

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18 Branch
x86
Mac OS X
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Description

5 years ago
Created attachment 702331 [details]
Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 10.02.52 AM.jpg

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.52 Safari/537.17

Steps to reproduce:

normal automatic update to 18, on Retina display MBP OS 10.8.2


Actual results:

size of text became unusably small.  While zoom worked, as did changing font size, the relative size of fonts was ridiculously small.  I found no way to change it.
Turning off all extensions did not help, nor did installing a nightly build.


Expected results:

Restoring to FF17 restored things to correct sizing.
Component: Untriaged → Widget: Cocoa
Product: Firefox → Core
Do you have an external monitor attached?

Does the problem persist if you turn off HiDPI mode?  (Do this by entering about:config in the Location bar and setting gfx.hidpi.enabled to -1.)
(Following up comment #1)

After setting gfx.hidpi.enabled to -1, you also need to restart Firefox.
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Comment 3

5 years ago
1) No external monitor attached.

2) I tested setting gfx.hidpi.enabled to -1 using the nightly build 21.0a1 (2013-01-14), and yes, that seems to fix the problem.  Default is set to 2, and the problem happens again. (1 yes, 0 no)
I'm very puzzled why you're seeing this problem, while for others it works fine in HiDPI mode. Could you please post the contents of about:support (or Help / Troubleshooting Information) from your Firefox?
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Comment 5

5 years ago
[18 works for me now, thanks to the hiDPI change]

Cleaned up results from about:support

  Application Basics
        Version
        18.0

        User Agent
        Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

[Extensions deleted, I had same problem with no extensions enabled at all]

  Important Modified Preferences

        browser.startup.homepage
        about:home

        browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
        20130104151948

        browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
        18.0


        dom.mozApps.used
        true

        dom.w3c_touch_events.expose
        false

        extensions.lastAppVersion
        18.0

        font.minimum-size.x-western
        13

        gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa
        4

        gfx.hidpi.enabled
        -1

        privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
        true


  Graphics

        Device ID
        0x fd5

        GPU Accelerated Windows
        1/1 OpenGL

        Vendor ID
        0x10de

        WebGL Renderer
        NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M OpenGL Engine

        AzureCanvasBackend
        quartz

        AzureContentBackend
        none

        AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
        none

  JavaScript

        Incremental GC
        true

  Accessibility

        Activated
        false

        Prevent Accessibility
        0

  Library Versions

        Expected minimum version
        Version in use

        NSPR
        4.9.4
        4.9.4

        NSS
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC

        NSSSMIME
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC

        NSSSSL
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC
        3.14.1.0 Basic ECC

        NSSUTIL
        3.14.1.0
        3.14.1.0
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