A firefox secret

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Sat Mar 17 22:51:18 UTC 2007

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 17/03/07, Scott van Looy <scott at ethosuk.org.uk> wrote:
>> Today Dotan Cohen did spake thusly:
>> > On 17/03/07, Scott van Looy <scott at ethosuk.org.uk> wrote:
>> >> > I know that. But when I'm wearing me "end user" hat, I don't care
>> >> > about technical reasons. I want things to work.
>> >>
>> >> That's nice, but you're blaming the wrong people. :P
>> >
>> > No, I'm not. A web browser is a client-side app, therefore it should
>> > do what the client wants. Even if web designers used px measurements,
>> > the browser should override that with the user's preference.
>> No it shouldn't. It should provide a way for the designer of the page to
>> allow this behaviour, which it does.
> No. It should obey the end user. This issue has been discussed to
> death in the Fx development community regarding autocomplete disable
> on forms. Google it if you must. Long story short: it's my f-ing
> computer, it should do what I say. Why should I have to cut and paste
> text into Notepad to read it?
>> > The term
>> > "large fonts" means "make the fonts bigger than they normally would
>> > be", not "make some of the fonts bigger than they normally would be".
>> As I said, depends if the site developer has a clue...
> It should not be in his hands.

I didn't folow the early part of this thread, so I don't know if it's been 
mentioned, but...

In Fx, Edit -> Preferences -> Content, select Advanced from the Fonts & 
Colors box.  Select the fonts you want and min font size and uncheck 
"Allow pages to choose..."

Does that accomplish the desired effect?

 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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