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Date:      Tue, 15 May 2007 18:55:23 -0700
From:      Garrett Cooper <>
Subject:   Re: Default interface font size in Firefox & Thunderbird 2.0
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Erin Conn wrote:
> Okay, I think what I'm seeing is that since upgrading to the 2.0 
> versions of these applications, they're taking a font size that looks a 
> few points higher than what's set in gtkrc-2.0. If I set the font down 
> to Arial 10 in gtkrc-2.0 it looks about right in Firefox and 
> Thunderbird, but then my other gtk2 apps have a font that's too small. 
> If I set it to Arial 12 like I had it I get the ugly big fonts in FF and 
> Thunderbird. I don't think it's my user settings; I tried a completely 
> clean config in my guest account (all GTK, firefox, thunderbird, and KDE 
> configs wiped) and still saw the same behavior.

Are you using xorg-6.9 or xorg-7.2? If you're using xorg-7.2 then it's 
sort of known behavior.


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