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Can The Default Font Be Changed?

 
 
Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:15 pm
both squinney and I have trouble with it...
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:17 pm
Me too! Serif fonts are always harder for me to read.

I like the font on the titles but not in the body text.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:19 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Damn!!

I adore it.

It's one of the things I love most.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:24 pm
@dlowan,
Me too, dlowan, but if others could chose another...

Sometimes I increase my text view on my browser towards the end of the day..

squinney
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:41 pm
@ossobuco,
How do you do that?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 04:49 am
@squinney,
which operating system are you using?

windows XP: right-click Desktop --> Properties --> Display Setting --> Resolution

vista: right-click Desktop --> Personalize --> Display Setting --> Resolution

(i noticed the post preview font is different than the posted font...)
nimh
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:18 am
@Region Philbis,
Or alternatively, you can change the font size setting in your browser - might be easier, and it doesnt affect the size of other things.

Eg, in Firefox: click the "View" menu at the top of your browser, click "Text Size", then click "Increase". Or just push the Ctrl and the + button at the same time, that should do it too.

Hmm - I just checked it, Internet Explorer (I'm using v7) has that option too: click the "Page" button at the top right of your screen, choose "Text size" in the drop down menu, and choose "Larger" or "Largest". Except -- it works like a charm on, say, the Google News page, but it doesnt seem to work on A2K. I'll post it on the A2K bugs thread..
squinney
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:25 am
@Region Philbis,
My resolution is already as low as it can go. (800 by something) In my Internet "Tools" I have the fonts set to medium normally. Changed it to Largest yesterday and it didn't change anything. Nothing. In my Main settings (non-internet) I have the font set to Large.

I just adjusted my brightness / contrast on the monitor and that didn't change anything either. I think the background here is a bit greyish/bluish white which seems to be the largest part of my eye fatigue here.


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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:27 am
@nimh,
Thanks nimh. That's what I was just typing that I tried yesterday when you posted. Yes, my Google home page is now HUGE! ... But didn't change here at all.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:44 am
@nimh,
IE7 should have a little magnifying glass and a "100%" in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Just click the magnifying glass.

It will rotate through 125%->150%->100%.

There's also a drop-down menu just to the right of that where you can zoom to 400% if you wish.
squinney
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 06:49 am
@DrewDad,
Thanks DrewDad. I have that at work and just discovered it a week or so ago. Very helpful. I probably need to update my IE to 07 then. (No idea what I have, but I know I don't have that cool tool here at home.)

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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2008 07:48 am
@nimh,
didn't realize firefox had this cool feature. thanks nimh. I don't know why squinney doesn't switch to firefox, I love it. I still would prefer just an arial font here though.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 04:24 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
i noticed there is now a font setting in preferences...
squinney
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 04:34 pm
@Region Philbis,
Hurray!

Thank you to whichever hamster missed lunch to add the font size choice. You're the best!

And, thank you to RP for bringing it to my attention.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 04:37 pm
@Region Philbis,
ohhhh looky! Big Letters! Very Happy
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 04:47 pm
@JPB,
OHHHH --- Big Avatars TOO!!!!
Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 04:54 pm
@JPB,
Things are almost getting to be bearable
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caribou
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2008 08:29 pm
I'm so happy. Thank you, furry little creatures, thank you!
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