Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to SteveH)
Take a look at this from the mozilla website.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to efield7)
Thanks much for the links - I only have one printer and one mac, but I did try the steps I could do with what I have. Unfortunatley, there were no changes - I'm still getting a smaller size font on the first page of multi-page web articles.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to efield7)
We have now found a rather interesting situation that we did not realize before:
The font size problem is only occuring on my wifes side of Firefox.
To better clarify, my wife and I have seperate profiles for Firefox which we access via the
Profile Manager - this problem is only happening on the web sites she looks at via her profile.
I have checked my Preferances and of course hers, and can find no differance in the selections
in either perferance.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I'm not sure what my great work is, but, thank you.
We did check out the Page Setup, my wifes is set a scale 60 % and mine is at 100% - we really thought
this was the problem. Except that when we changed hers to 100 % all it did was increase all the
print sizes from the web sites.
In other words, yes, it enlarged the font size for the first page, but, it also enlarged the font size
for the rest of the pages - so, the font size on the first page still remains smaller then the rest of
Could this situation/problem have something to do with her profile? I'm starting to think that because
this is only happening on her side/profile - that perhaps, somehow there is something about the profile
that is causing it
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to SteveH)
It was great to find that it worked correctly in another Profile.
I think you're on to it, but I can't find anything in my profile using about:config that looks like it could affect only the 1st page.
Can you make a new test profile for her & see if it prints like yours or hers?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Well it actually seems to have worked. I dumped my wifes Profile folder (saving her bookmarks) and set up a new profile. We checked the main web site that we were getting the font size problem from and it
seems to be corrected now.
There was something a bit strange about the Bookmarks, I found her Bookmarks in the Cache folder
in her her Profile folder - wereas, my Bookmarks are located directly inside my Profile folder.
Could her Bookmarks being in her Cache folder cause a problem?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thank you - It is good to hear that from an experienced person!
Now we have found another problem!!
We discovered (early this morning) that all of our Firefox Bookmarks that we draged from the URL Address Box to the Desktop have somehow been converted from the saved bookmark to our Firefox Start Page, the names an the desktop bookmark icons appear normal. However, all of Bookmarks that are stored in the Firefox Bookmarks drop down menue are normal. As we have not looked at any of the desktop bookmarks in the last 4-months, they were deffinatley placed on the desktop with an earlier version of Firefox (our current version is 11.0).
We are not trying to recover the desktop bookmarks, but, we would like to know what may have happened to cause this for future refferance.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 4:19 PM (in response to SteveH)
all of our Firefox Bookmarks that we draged from the URL Address Box to the Desktop have somehow been converted from the saved bookmark to our Firefox Start Page.
Do you mean that when starting FF it opens to those Desktop Bookmarks?
What does FF Preferences say for your Start/home page?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to BDAqua)
The FF Preferances Start/Home page is set to open to BBC News.
The URL's that we draged to the Desktop to act as Bookmarks are Icons that just sit it a folder on the Desktop. When the Mac starts up and opens to the Desktop, the folder that contains the Icons/Bookmarks is always there - we have to open the folder and select an Icon/Bookmark to go to
what we thought was a saved URL site, but instead all of these Bookmarks/Icons have been converted
so that no matter which one we select, we get the BBC News page.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 5:26 PM (in response to SteveH)
Ok, we did an experimant - When we have FF opened and click on one of the Desktop Icons we do get
the corresponding web page. But, with FF closed and we click on one of the Desktop Icons we get
the FF Start/Home page BBC News.