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Firefox text display
Firefox 3.6.9

 4:02 am on Sep 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

3:58 am on Sep 12, 2010 (utc 0)

Updated to Firefox 3.6.9. The font size on this (url below) test site displays too large. I coded 10pt FF shows 12-14? I checked the tools-options on my FF, and matched those setings to another computer using FF 3.6.8 (which everything looks good on 3.6.8). Tested on Mac w/Safari, FF 3.6.8 and Opera - all consistant. On PC Win 7 - great on Chrome, IE8. Tested IE 6, IE 7 both fine but FF too large.

I am ready to write a CSS style sheet for it, but what is the statement (see below) I use for Firefox? Does anyone know?

<!--[if IE 6]>
<link href="css/sitestyle-cc-ie6.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

Never had this before FF was always the default rock solid browser (slight increase, but nothing unbearable.) Thank you for any help!

[1024457.608949.test.prositehosting.net ]
body {
font: 100%, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
background: #FFFFFF;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
text-align: center;
color: #000000;
background-image: url(../images/bg2.gif);
background-repeat: repeat-x;
.homeText {
margin: 0px 0px 0 0px;



 1:10 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you try doing a View > Zoom > Reset (or simply Ctrl+0)?


 1:45 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would suggest the same as alias because I just had a peep and it looks ok to me and I'm using FF 3.6.9

I compared it to some of my pages of the same font size and they match. Keep in mind too that FF remembers the font size you view a page at and will maintain that size even after PC reboot so just try resetting it in case you had increased it at some point to view it larger.


 3:19 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Check the dpi that your windows fonts are set at too - I know how this can make browsers display text inconsistently (usually IE is affected though and not other browsers)


 5:35 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you. I did reset prior to posting. But still see the font large. (Just did reset, again, no change.) If I change the css styling to a smaller font it displays properly. If I create a style sheet for Firefox what do I use for the "and if" variable?


 6:02 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Personally I think creating a separate CSS for FF is overkill, FF is a standards compliant browser and I don't think it would have problems with something as basic as font size, even after an upgrade.

I'm convinced there is a setting within your own browser causing the grief. Have you cleared your browser cache completely after resetting...you could be viewing the cached version.


 8:15 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thank you - it seemed overkill to me, too. I cleared the cache. A time to let it go.Thanks for everyone's help!

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