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    Default Thunderbird fonts

    I tried adjusting the fonts in Thunderbird preferences, but it seems that whatever I set only applies to the actual message and not the listings in my inbox, sent, etc. Some advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    On 03/11/2011 02:06 AM, ionmich wrote:
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    > I tried adjusting the fonts in Thunderbird preferences


    when you say "adjusting the fonts" do you mean font size?

    i don't know if this will work for other font attributes (color,
    typeface, etc) but the trick is that you have to install a add-on
    because TBird has no built in way to change font in other than the
    messages themselves..

    i don't remember all about exactly _how_, but i learned through a trip
    to the knowledge base accessed from the menu Help > Help Contents,
    which caused my Firefox to open on a mozilla support site...then use
    the search function there..

    oh, i see i have a TBird add-on named "Mail Tweak" but as i recall you
    really need to find the step-by-step of what to do in Mail Tweak to
    get the affect you wish....as i recall, what to do exactly, is NOT
    obvious..

    good luck..

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    11-03-2011 03:06, ionmich yazmış:
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    > I tried adjusting the fonts in Thunderbird preferences, but it seems
    > that whatever I set only applies to the actual message and not the
    > listings in my inbox, sent, etc. Some advice would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >


    If you install a theme, font with change accordingly as far as I know.
    But it is up to you if you willing to change whole theme, just for
    changing fonts.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    I tried adjusting the fonts in Thunderbird preferences, but it seems that whatever I set only applies to the actual message and not the listings in my inbox, sent, etc. Some advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    I tried the tips is this knowledge base article, but decided to go back to default settings Pane and menu fonts - MozillaZine Knowledge Base. YMMV.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    Here's a solution.

    Create a directory called "chrome" under the "*.default" directory that resides under the ".thunderbird" directory in your home directory. Create a file called "userChrome.css" composed of something like...

    /*
    * Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct functioning
    */
    @namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */


    /* Added manually to fix Mozilla fonts */
    * {
    font-size: 14pt !important;
    font-family: "Adobe Courier", Serif !important;
    }

    Font size and family can now be adjusted according to your liking by editing the file.

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    Question Re: Thunderbird fonts

    ionmich:

    Did you also notice an "irregularity" with Firefox fonts also?
    I have just installed 11.4 w\FF4 and some fonts render funny in the browser and Tbird 3.1.8

    The letters M and F seem to be "clipped" (rendered strangely) while typing but normalize after pressing tab (auto-complete does it thing).

    Just curious.

    n/m. Switching to another theme corrected the issue.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    or so I thought.

    Sigh...

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    I see also ugly font in Firefox, Thunderbird and Chrome in menus. Font in konqueror is fine. Is there any option to unify fonts across applications? Screenshot

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    KDE-systemsettings → Appearance → GTK-styles and fonts. I am on a german KDE here, so I am not sure about the exact names of the respective modules, but you should find that setting easily.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird fonts

    Yes, I know that place for gtk theme under KDE4, but which font is to use instead of the default 'Sans Serif' that works fine under KDE? I use the same fonts and get to the same result as shown in the above screenshot by helgast.

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