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June 7, 2007

Fix Small fonts on certain websites for Firefox, Seamonkey Internet Suite and Netscape Navigator 9

Filed under: firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Seamonkey, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 2:50 pm

Default font setting for Firefox is 72 dpi. That is not good enough for me , my eyesight is not as good as 20 years ago and on some websites letters are tinier then ever for my poor old eyes.

In the good old days there was a way to resolve this in the settings of the Mozilla browser (Now Seamonkey) and set it to 96 dpi.

Nowadays this has to be done with a keystroke in the address bar of Firefox.

Key in :

about:config

in the filter of the about:config page key in:

dpi

double click the layout.css.dpi, the pop-up that appears can be set it to 96, and if thats still too small, to 120 or whatever your preference is, but rendering of sites might not be proper anymore.

In this way this small font size issue is fixed, without getting strangely rendered websites, due to manually setting the minimum fontsize, from “none” to for example “12”, what can cause problems with, for example, filling in forms.

Works the same way on the Seamonkey Internet Suite and Netscape Navigator 9.

Time to get my eyes checked,

Tuxicity

2 Comments »

  1. This works great for the Dutch site you linked to, but your own page is not affected by the dpi change?

    Comment by Dee — July 16, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

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