Re: Managing font size issues between apps
- Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:14:00 -0500
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Managing font size issues between apps
tony mollica composed on 2018-01-08 09:29 (UTC-0800):
> I'd like to find out how users are managing the font size issues between
> What prompts me to ask is applying system or application updates
> sometimes changes the display of fonts, some larger, some smaller, both
> between applications and also within the applications, Thunderbird being
> one of the worst.
> Am I missing some configuration utility or is this still a widespread
Focusing on TB, because it's a Mozilla.org application, yes, it is a common
problem. Factors affecting fonts include, but are not limited to:
1-which DE or WM you are using
2-which themes you have installed
3-source of the package that provided the application
4-physical display density
5-logical display density
6-toolkit used to build application
I don't use TB, but I do use other mozilla.org apps, some provided by the
distribution, some provided directly from mozilla.org.
Subject to correction by those using TB or otherwise having better knowledge:
1-TB 45 upstream was still using the mature GTK2 tookit, which had ample, mature
theme support. TB 52 upstream has been switched to GTK3, with more limited theme
2-Individual Linux distros still have the option with 52 to build using GTK2, as
do those self-compiling TB.
One method of managing fonts in TB is described here:
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