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Increasing font size problem

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Allen B
 
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Post Posted September 26th, 2021, 4:05 am

Default fonts are too small, and increasing them causes problems on modern sites. Lines bunch up and overlap. Parts are cut off. Old sites were fine, they'd increase their table cell size to compensate.

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jscher2000

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Post Posted September 26th, 2021, 10:03 am

If you set a "Minimum" font size in the Fonts dialog, unfortunately, that does not trigger proportional enlargement, so the text can overflow the allotted space based on the assigned font size. Keeping the Minimum font size set on None and using zoom works better.

I have to zoom this site to 150% to read it.

Allen B
 
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Post Posted September 26th, 2021, 2:37 pm

Ok, that's interesting. I wonder can I set a default minimum zoom level for all sites?

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Post Posted September 26th, 2021, 3:31 pm

In a lot of cases I use code in userContent.css to set a monospace font for important text content (usually editors and post-body content) and a specific font-size if it is too low.

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@-moz-document domain(forums.mozillazine.org){
 .postbody, .content, .codebox code {color:#000 !important; font-size:14px !important; font-family:"DejaVu Sans Mono"!important; word-wrap: break-word}
 textarea {color:#000 !important; font-size:14px !important; font-family:"DejaVu Sans Mono" !important;}
}

There is a Zoom section in Settings to set the default zoom level and Firefox can remember site specific settings via the Site Preferences.
Settings -> General -> Language and Appearance -> Zoom

about:config => browser.zoom.siteSpecific

jscher2000

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Post Posted September 26th, 2021, 3:33 pm

Allen B wrote:I wonder can I set a default minimum zoom level for all sites?

On the Settings page, General panel, Zoom section.

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Post Posted September 28th, 2021, 4:02 pm

Interesting, thank you both.

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