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    Default Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Not sure if this is the right forum for this topic/question. I will take full responsibility for all punishment and abuse willingly as these forums have bailed me out several times.

    Ok, after a month resolving a problem with a mixed repository of Leap and Tumbleweed and the "one button" upgrade, I finally give up and re-imaged my machine with Leap 15.1. No worries I had everything backed up!!!

    I'm running Leap 15.1 and when I launch Firefox the font size is so small on the borders and URL fields my 57 year old eyes cannot see them. I can expand the data area in the screen by hitting CTRL-+ to increase the font.

    How do I increase the font size on the borders, title and URL?

    I have a P70 with a Nvidia M4000 card that is not supported on Leap 15.1. But I am not doing anything advanced with the graphics. Its what I ordered with the laptop. I'm basically using this for business purposes.

    Is there a guide or reference material I can read which will help me get Firefox to a point where I don't need a magnifying glass to see whats in the URL? and other Icons etc...

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    Default Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Although there are ways to go into application settings and window manager settings, sometimes even Desktop settings...
    I always advise not making these changes, when you make changes to specific objects, a common side effect is that text no longer fits in the object as designed.

    So, I recommend changing only the overall display resolution or the graphical template that changes everything you see.

    For your situation asking about a firefox browser,
    All browsers now have a fairly obvious setting that allows you to zoom in or out (make the text and objects larger or smaller), it's usually found as a dropdown option when you click in the top right of the page... in Firefox, it's the "3 horizontal bars" button, then about 5 selections down.

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    Default Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    Not sure if this is the right forum for this topic/question. I will take full responsibility for all punishment and abuse willingly as these forums have bailed me out several times.

    Ok, after a month resolving a problem with a mixed repository of Leap and Tumbleweed and the "one button" upgrade, I finally give up and re-imaged my machine with Leap 15.1. No worries I had everything backed up!!!

    I'm running Leap 15.1 and when I launch Firefox the font size is so small on the borders and URL fields my 57 year old eyes cannot see them. I can expand the data area in the screen by hitting CTRL-+ to increase the font.

    How do I increase the font size on the borders, title and URL?

    I have a P70 with a Nvidia M4000 card that is not supported on Leap 15.1. But I am not doing anything advanced with the graphics. Its what I ordered with the laptop. I'm basically using this for business purposes.

    Is there a guide or reference material I can read which will help me get Firefox to a point where I don't need a magnifying glass to see whats in the URL? and other Icons etc...
    With KDE the only consistent size change I found is through: Settings > Displays > Resolution.
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    Question Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    as these forums have bailed me out several times.
    Nice to hear.
    But, you've forgotten to mention which GUI you're using:
    • KDE?
    • GNOME?
    • Something else?


    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    a problem with a mixed repository of Leap and Tumbleweed and the "one button" upgrade
    Oh yes!
    I view this as being a major issue with the openSUSE “Software” (Download) web presence: for example:
    <https://software.opensuse.org/packag...-texture-tools>
    IMHO, absolutely dangerous for 90% of the openSUSE Leap user community …
    • Perhaps, maybe, we should consider writing a Change Request (Bug Report) against the openSUSE “Software” web presence …


    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    I'm running Leap 15.1 and when I launch Firefox the font size is so small on the borders and URL fields my 57 year old eyes cannot see them. I can expand the data area in the screen by hitting CTRL-+ to increase the font.

    How do I increase the font size on the borders, title and URL?
    • My eyes are 13 years older than yours …

    In “Firefox options, preferences and settings” -->> “General Panel” -->> “Language and Appearance” -->> “Fonts & Colors” I use the “Advanced Settings” to setup the default Font to my “Bitstream Vera Sans” and “Bitstream Vera Mono” preference with a default point size of 12 – for a screen with a higher resolution I suspect that, I would have to use a larger default point size …

    The Font size on the borders, title and URL are possibly controlled by the GUI and, Firefox is a GTK application meaning that, under KDE one has to setup the GNOME (GTK) values – in my case, once again, Bitstream Vera Sans plus, a suitable point size …

    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    I have a P70 with a Nvidia M4000 card that is not supported on Leap 15.1.
    Lenovo P70 Laptop NVIDIA Quadro: M4000M or 4000M?
    <https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driv...x/137276/en-us>
    <https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops.../p/22TP2WPWP70>
    openSUSE Wiki: Support Database (SDB):
    <https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA>;
    <https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers>

    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    Is there a guide or reference material I can read which will help me get Firefox to a point where I don't need a magnifying glass to see whats in the URL? and other Icons etc...
    For the case of GNOME, there's the openSUSE GNOME user guide: <https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...ser/index.html>.
    For the case of KDE, the user documentation is here: <https://docs.kde.org/>
    Select “kde-workspace” and then “System Settings” and then “System Settings Categories and Modules”:
    <https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/kde-...s/general.html>

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    Default Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Please provide output from:
    Code:
    # xrdb -query | grep dpi
    # xdpyinfo | egrep 'dimen|ution'
    # inxi -GxxS
    Also, goto URL about:config in Firefox and report back here values for:
    Code:
    font.size.variable.x-western
    font.size.fixed.x-western
    layout.css.dpi
    layout.css.devPixelsPerPx
    Does your Firefox profile directory contain a subdirectory chrome? It's possible to make adjustments to the UI fonts via an optional file there userChrome.css, but before doing that, easier options usually should be investigated.
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    Default Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    Nice to hear.
    But, you've forgotten to mention which GUI you're using:
    • KDE?
    • GNOME?
    • Something else?


    IT is KDE!!!



    Oh yes!
    I view this as being a major issue with the openSUSE “Software” (Download) web presence: for example:
    <https://software.opensuse.org/packag...-texture-tools>
    IMHO, absolutely dangerous for 90% of the openSUSE Leap user community …
    • Perhaps, maybe, we should consider writing a Change Request (Bug Report) against the openSUSE “Software” web presence …



    • My eyes are 13 years older than yours …

    In “Firefox options, preferences and settings” -->> “General Panel” -->> “Language and Appearance” -->> “Fonts & Colors” I use the “Advanced Settings” to setup the default Font to my “Bitstream Vera Sans” and “Bitstream Vera Mono” preference with a default point size of 12 – for a screen with a higher resolution I suspect that, I would have to use a larger default point size …

    The Font size on the borders, title and URL are possibly controlled by the GUI and, Firefox is a GTK application meaning that, under KDE one has to setup the GNOME (GTK) values – in my case, once again, Bitstream Vera Sans plus, a suitable point size …


    Lenovo P70 Laptop NVIDIA Quadro: M4000M or 4000M?

    Its the M4000. I have gone on the NVIDIA download site and followed their search dialog. The only selection it would give me for the Quadro is the M4000. I plan to check the sites you have listed here.
    <https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driv...x/137276/en-us>
    <https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops.../p/22TP2WPWP70>
    openSUSE Wiki: Support Database (SDB):
    <https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA>;
    <https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers>


    For the case of GNOME, there's the openSUSE GNOME user guide: <https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...ser/index.html>.
    For the case of KDE, the user documentation is here: <https://docs.kde.org/>
    Select “kde-workspace” and then “System Settings” and then “System Settings Categories and Modules”:
    <https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/kde-...s/general.html>

    I have embedded my responses in the questions above.

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    @jmduffyjr:

    If it's an M4000, in a Laptop, then, possibly, despite it being a Quadro GPU, the open source “nouveau” driver may well be sufficient and OK …
    • The “nouveau” man page mentions QUADRO, QUADRO2 and QUADRO4 chip sets – yes, yes, M4000 isn't mentioned, but …

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    Default Re: Firefox FONT Settings? Borders? URL? etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmduffyjr View Post
    I have embedded my responses in the questions above.
    According to the Lenovo link, P70 displays come in two flavours:

    1. 17.3" 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS anti-glare
    2. 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare

    If you have the 4K model, you might try taking every DPI setting and every font size setting times two.

    On the other hand, I thought HiDPI modes are detected automagically nowadays.
    What happens if you create (and subsequently log in as) a new test user?
    Are the fonts more readable by default?

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