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Re: [SLE] really big fonts in mozilla and firefox AND how to install gnome
  • From: Abram B Olson <oabram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:45:50 -0800
  • Message-id: <424C293E.9020802@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ok this sounds likeit might be the (an) answer. I looked through the package list of installed programs and gconf2 is installed but gnome is not. So, since I like gnome, I'll install it and try adjusting the fonts and dpi in the gnome configuration settings.

Whats the easiest way to install gnome? I saw that there is a sort of meta-package (I come from gentoo) for kde that presumably installs the entire desktop but I couldn't find one in the list of gnome packages?

Heh, I installed apache so I could host the screenshots and I noticed the updates for it just after I sent off that email. Thanks for mentioning it though.

Thanks far all your help folks!

Randall R Schulz wrote:

On Wednesday 30 March 2005 22:38, Abram B Olson wrote:

Ok sure. There is nothing wrong with the fonts in the pages that
firefox displays. The problem is in the application inself.

You can see a screenshot here:

You can see that the font in the mozilla menu are very large in
comparison to the fonts in thunderbird and the kde desktop.

Menu font sizes are controlled by Gnome settings (Firefox is a GTK2-based program). It could be either the font options chosen in the Gnome configuration or Gnome could be using an inappropriate display DPI, which in turn is causing proper font point sizes to be turned into incorrect pixel sizes.

And get that security update installed.


Randall Schulz

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