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How to set a menu font size for the Mozilla's applications
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Leon

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Mar 2006, 21:57    Post subject:  How to set a menu font size for the Mozilla's applications  

Every now and then I notice questions about how to increase a menu font size for one of the Mozilla's applications, usually for a web browser. There are few different ways to do that.

This is an example for SeaMonkey:

- Close all the SeaMonkey's applications if some are open.
- Click: Start -> File managers -> ROX-Filer file manager
- In the ROX window right click -> Display -> Show Hidden (the check box should be enabled)
- Click: .mozilla -> default -> 7oma673h.slt (this is a profile directory and could have a different name) -> chrome
- If the userChrome.css file exists -> right click it -> choose the 'Open As Text' menu option
- Move a cursor to the end of the edited userChrome.css file.
- Press Enter to start a new line and type in your prefered menu font size setting like:

Code:
* {font-size: 12pt !important;}


A menu font could be set by typing in:

Code:
* {font-family: Arial !important;}


Usually it is recommended Tahoma, but I prefer Arial.

- Press Enter to start a new line and save the file.
Start SeaMonkey and check the result.

PS:
If the 'chrome' directory does not exists then:
- in the ROX window right click -> New -> Directory -> at the end of the path in a text field type in:

Code:
chrome


If the userChrome.css file does not exists then:
- in the ROX window right click -> New -> Blank file -> at the end of the path in a text field type in:

Code:
userChrome.css


- in the newly created file type in your prefered font settings like:

Code:
* {font-size: 12pt !important;}
* {font-family: Arial !important;}


W a r n i n g
The font size settings must be placed outside of the comment signs /* (the start of the comment sign) and */ (the end of the comment sign). This is a comment example:
Code:
/*
* This text is a comment.
*/


This are the paths of the 'chrome' directory of the Mozilla's applications in different Puppy versions on my computer:

Mozilla - /root/.mozilla/default/7oma673h.slt/chrome
SeaMonkey - /root/.mozilla/default/1i1jciei.slt/chrome
Firefox - /root/.mozilla/firefox/zezfkl57.default/chrome
Thunderbird - /root/.thunderbird/hkivshw5.default/chrome
Sunbird - /root/.mozilla/sunbird/42r03oir.default/chrome

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Flash
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 08:59    Post subject:  

Thanks, Leon. That should be very useful. Is there a way to make Mozilla use a global font setting for Puppy? Several users with poor eyesight have asked how to make all the fonts in Puppy bigger.

Here's another post from a thread that might be relevant.
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Leon

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 22:35    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Here's another post from a thread that might be relevant.

http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=41717#41717
"... however you use Puppy, it would be nice if default settings were done in a way that is consistent throughout Puppy and easy to figure out how to change, if possible."

Yes, that would be nice.

Flash wrote:
Is there a way to make Mozilla use a global font setting for Puppy?

Not as I know.Confused

- However, Mozilla or SeaMonkey have one common profile with stored settings for browser, e-mail client and HTML editor.
Other Mozilla's applications have its own profiles.

- I also noticed that good readability depends very mutch from fonts. Arial or Tahoma are good for menus and Verdana for text contents.
Here are my font settings for Mozilla:

Edit -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Fonts

Proportional: Sans Serif, Size:14
Serif: Verdana
Sans-serif: Verdana
Cursive: Times New Roman
Fantasy: Verdana
Monospace: Courier New 14
Minimum font size: 14
Allow documents to use other fonts: checked
Display resolution: 72 dpi

Flash wrote:
Several users with poor eyesight have asked how to make all the fonts in Puppy bigger.

- Only for some fonts:

Start -> Control Panel -> Set global font size

- Some other ways of how to get crisp and clear font display in Puppy:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=4437
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Mar 2006, 23:16    Post subject: Re: How to set menu font size for Mozilla's applications  

Leon wrote:
Every now and then I notice questions about how to increase menu font size for one of the Mozilla's applications, usually for web browser. There are few different ways to do that.


Not sure if this applies to Firefox too (where I get small fonts)
but have put the info here:

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FontResizeFirefox

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Leon

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Mar 2006, 05:39    Post subject: Re: How to set menu font size for Mozilla's applications  

Lobster wrote:
Not sure if this applies to Firefox too (where I get small fonts)

Leon wrote:

Here are the paths of 'chrome' directory of Mozilla's applications and SeaMonkey in different Puppy versions on my computer:

Mozilla - /root/.mozilla/default/7oma673h.slt/chrome
SeaMonkey - /root/.mozilla/default/1i1jciei.slt/chrome
Firefox - /root/.mozilla/firefox/zezfkl57.default/chrome
Thunderbird - /root/.thunderbird/hkivshw5.default/chrome
Sunbird - /root/.mozilla/sunbird/42r03oir.default/chrome

This is the path to Firefox user configuration file on my computer:

root/.mozilla/firefox/zezfkl57.default/chrome/userChrome.ss

'zezfkl57.default' directory could have a different name.

Lobster wrote:
but have put the info here:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FontResizeFirefox

Fine. Thank you.
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