25 May 2007

linux firefox font size woes

i've been putting up with some annoying font size problems with firefox in linux for a while. and finally it annoyed me enough to go figure out what was wrong. i use gnome as my desktop and everything on the desktop has a consistent font size in the menu bar, except for firefox.

so digging around, it turns out the the dpi detection on my version of firefox ( on gentoo is broken. so if i manually set it to the correct dpi (you can get it from xdpyinfo) by typing "about:config" in the address bar and looking up "dpi":

then everything becomes happy again:

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