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On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:27:30 +1100
Daniel <d...@albury.nospam.net.au> wrote:

Tony wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Tony wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Tony wrote:
Bill Davidsen wrote:
That is, the fonts used to present menus, etc. The Fedora Linux
releases of seamonkey have those fonts set to something very
small (perhaps 4-6pt) and I can't seem to change them.

- font settings in about:config
- using other themes

The first changes font sizes in the browser or mail text
display, but not the "subjects" display or the grey (in
classic theme) area. I'm out of ideas, where are these set?
And as a side issue, shouldn't their size be in about:config?

I have a related question: where can I change the default view
for text
from 100% to 110% on a permanent basis. I know how to change it
under View --> Text Zoom -->Other

The reason I ask is that I recently replaced my 17" CRT
(resolution set
to 1280x1024 and was very readable) for a 19" LCD (resolution is
1440x990). Certain sites like Foxnews.com are relatively tiny
at 100% but 110% is good. Changing the font sizes in
preferences under appearance doesn't help.
Tony, if you set the resolution on the LCD to the same 1280x1024
as you had on the CRT, how do things look?? or is this size not
available on the LCD??

The LCD is won't do the 1024 portion. the old CRT was a "square"
design and the LCD is wide screen design. Even setting the system
(Win XP) properties to show larger icons/text doesn't cut it in
SM. System looks fine, SM small.

So, if you were to select any of the screen resolutions that has a
vertical resolution of 1280 (like your old CRT had), how do the
icon appear? Any to your liking?

No, they appear squished. One good way to calibrate the screen is to
load Google Earth and then with the globe visible, make it round.
that sets a good approximation.
Somethings wrong then! My understanding is that 1280x1024 means there are 1280 dots per inch on the vertical axis and 1024 on the
horizontal. Similarly 1440x990 means there are 1440 on the vertical
and 990 on the horizontal.

If you are selecting a vertical setting of 1280, for characters to appear squished, you must be selecting a horizontal setting of well under 1024.

The dimensions such as 1280x1024 are the width and height of the screen
in pixels, not dots per inch.
1440x990 would be a very strange ratio, 16:11.  I expect that's a
typo, and it's really 1440x900, a fairly common 8:5 ratio for wide
screens.  In any case, SeaMonkey should be able to display things ok at
the monitor's native resolution, and forcing an LCD monitor into other
resolutions isn't likely to help any.  There should be something in the
font dialog that forces a minimum font size.

I did fat finger that set of numbers - it is 1440x900.
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