Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: firefox and custom windows text size

04 Feb 2011   #1
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
firefox and custom windows text size

i'm not sure if this should be in the 'browsers' or 'customisation' part of forums, but anyway...

i have a hi-res monitor but poor eyes, so i've set a custom windows text-size of 125% to help me read on-screen text easier. so things like the start-menu text and icons get bigger etc.

however, it also seems to affect firefox's webpage rendering. other browsers (ie8 and chrome) respect the 125% for UI menus and whatnot, but don't affect the text within a webpage, this gets rendered according to the css. however, firefox seems to read the css fontsize, then adds a bit to it, not always 25%.

i'm designing a website, and it's annoying that all the text looks bigger in firefox.

how do i make firefox obey the css and ignore windows custom dpi settings for webpage content? i'm using 3.6.13 if it makes any difference.

i know i could just revert to normal 100% dpi, but i like the big UI text - i find it much easier to read, with less strain on the eyes after a long day's computing. i just want all my browsers to display the page text according to the css.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, Mickey!

How about you just zoom in the text in Firefox with "CTRL +" that way you could only look the fonts to look bigger

Or you could try this in the attachment!

It's for Firefox to bypass the website fonts and stuff and to show them in the font you like, the size you like

Try that and report back, please


Attached Thumbnails
firefox and custom windows text size-ff.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Feb 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't think i've explained my problem well, it's a bit confusing.

in windows control panel, i have set my text size to 125%.

firefox and custom windows text size-display.png

this makes all the UI text 25% bigger, and is easier to read.

however, this setting should only affect UI elements and not webpage fontsize shown in a browser.

the browser should display webpage text at the fontsize specified in the css.

ie8 and chrome display text correctly, firefox makes it bigger!

chrome and ie8 show:
firefox and custom windows text size-txt_chr.png

but firefox:
firefox and custom windows text size-txt_ff.png

you can see here that the fontsize for 'firefox and custom...' and 'mindblowingly fine' are the same in both browsers, but firefox makes the 'mickey megabyte' and the post text bigger.

why? is this a firefox css bug? has anybody else noticed it and knows how to fix it?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Feb 2011   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, Mickey!

Have you given the add-on No Squint a whirl?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for suggestion mike,

nobody seems to understand my problem

i just want firefox to display web text according to the css rules! so if the css says 'fontsize:10px', i want firefox to display the font at size 10, not 11, 12 or 13.

it's not a big problem, and i can live with it - i'm not a regular firefox user and wondered if anybody else had this issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 firefox and custom windows text size




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
resizing desktop icon text seems to change the size of program windows
I have a PC connected to my tv in the lounge which i use as a media centre mainly. It's 4 meters away from my armchair and my eyes aren't so good any more so I increased the icon text size to 150%. that was fine except the one other Program I use regularly, which has a fixed windows size is now...
General Discussion
Windows Live Mail 2011 - text size in received message pane
Eyes not as good as they once were. Does anyone know how to increase the default text size in the received message pane? Any help appreciated. Sam
Browsers & Mail
Windows 7 Custom Theme's Text Color
Hello. So I am very new to the customizing task and am really only attempting it for 1 reason. My brother is a pancreatic cancer survivor and I building a custom theme for him as a gift. I have modified all the images in the DeathStar.msstyle to display as "Purple" instead of "Red" (purple is the...
Customization
Text size
I have been altering the display, bigger then smaller on my scsreen as I am using a web site building programme which requires a smaller display so I can see the required controls. When I right click on the creen and go back to my original settings, all my text is a lot smaller. I have a feeling...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Taskbar icons, can I custom size them ?
my taskbar icons at the default settings are too big for my liking. If I set "use small icons" as my preference, then they are way too small! is there a way to set an icon size somewhere between these 2 settings I'm thinking there MUST be a registry hack that can do this ... many thanks...
Customization
Window and Text size in Command Prompt, Windows XP Mode
Anybody know how to change the text size in Windows XP Mode at the command prompt? I've tried right clicking on the DOS shortcut that I set up and changing it there, but it doesn't do anything. Also, I've set it to Full Screen, but everytime I execute a program, it shrinks to a smaller window....
Virtualization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App