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Björn Herrmann Level 4 Level 4 (2,450 points)
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Apr 17, 2011 4:56 AM

Hi everyone, is there a way to set reduce the font size used in the threads here? I see that I can set it via the menu above while I am typing this, but what about older threads I have subscribed to or initiated?

 

Thanks

Björn

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  • J.C Level 4 Level 4 (1,595 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 5:34 AM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    I'd just come to ask the same question. I can't seem to find the option to change the font size on the board either. It would be nice to have the font size as a customizable option in our user preferences for the threads.

  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    Björn Herrmann wrote:

     

    Hi everyone, is there a way to set reduce the font size used in the threads here? I see that I can set it via the menu above while I am typing this, but what about older threads I have subscribed to or initiated?

     

    Thanks

    Björn

     

    Björn, I have not found the general option to change your preferred font for all messages, but I am using the advanced editor with an 8 point font selected to see if that works.  Actually on my iMac I found the previous layout of Discussions small, so I like they seem to be larger now.

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  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 7:35 AM (in response to Rick Lang)

    Rick Lang wrote:

    Björn, I have not found the general option to change your preferred font for all messages, but I am using the advanced editor with an 8 point font selected to see if that works.  Actually on my iMac I found the previous layout of Discussions small, so I like they seem to be larger now.

     

    Okay, at least setting the font size in the advanced editor works.  But it looks like you need to set it every time as it defaults to 10 point whenever you post an entry.  Found the size can vary with any part of the message so it’s not always forced to be the same size for all the text you quote or post.  It’s good that it works just like a conventional word processor then.

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  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    Good to know I am not the only one that feels like they need to be hitting cmd+0 in safari while browsing the boards.

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  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    So far I dont see any way to change the font size for the site, but you can use Safari's Command-plus and Command-minus (or pinch-zoom) options to change the font size. It works quite well with the site, but if you quit and relaunch then it all reverts back. I agree it would be nice to have a font setting (even if it's just "small, medium, and Large) in the user settings.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    You might also be able to use a CSS stylesheet for Safari to specify the font size, but I'm not sure how to best implement this.

  • Bob Jacobson Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:29 PM (in response to Björn Herrmann)

    Just like the very disturbing Skype 5.0.  Designed with an iPhone in mind, not a user of a real computer.

     

    I'm so sick of these trendy conceits. 

     

    The navigation is a mess.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:44 PM (in response to Bob Jacobson)

    Conversely one might say it's also conceited to keep things geeky and done in "old school" ways that don't blend with the modern trends.

  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:07 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)

    This is one aspect of the new communities that I really like. Why? Because, in order to have the non-glare screen on my MBP, I had to get the HD feature, too. That made all type seem quite small, and the old Apple discussion forum didn't seem to pay attention to the fact that I'd told Safari to make all type larger. Now I can see what's written without constantly hitting Command-+!

  • Bob Jacobson Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:01 PM (in response to Sandra Foster)

    Correct, it's more legible on my Air.  Which I use about 25% of the time.

  • Sekoya Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 18, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to Bob Jacobson)

    Exactly, like Skype 5.x, more whitespace to make things look more elegant and to require much more scrolling.

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