konqueror : fonts way too small

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Jan 19 18:12:59 GMT 2004

Marc Heyvaert wrote:
> Hello,
> My question is about webpages that display with fonts that are way too 
> small to be read comfortably in Konqueror.
> My problem occurs with mail pages at yahoo.com. The messages are 
> displayed in fonts of about 2 or 4 points.
> I run a suse 8.2 distribution with kde and qt upgraded to 3.1.4 and 3.2. 
> I have tried setting the fonts, trying different types of fonts, setting 
> different sizes, minimum size at 10 or 12, all with no effect on the 
> text of the message displayed. All other fonts are adjusted as expected. 
> So I am happy with the way that I can reconfigure the fonts in 
> Konqueror, only on this one item (the message text) it doesn't seem to 
> have any effect at all
> Then I thought that perhaps the message displayed was some sort of 
> embedded part or viewer. So I started fiddling around with the file 
> associations, being sure that all text associations were set to Kedit. 
> In Kedit my fonts look normal. To be on the safe side I checked font 
> display in all other types of editor too, they all seem to be ok.
> I had a look around in bugs.kde.org and I used google to see if I could 
> locate someone else with this problem, but the only things that I found 
> had no relation to my problem.
> Any suggestions?

If your fonts were like 2/3 or 3/4 the size you think that they should be, I would suggest 
that you might want to set your screen resolution to 100 DPI (which is best for 1024 x 
768) or higher.  But that isn't going to help if they are like 1/10 what they should be.

This might be a style sheet issue, or the HTML code for the page contains a font size.

I presume that clicking the: "Increase Font Sizes" button on the main toolbar doesn't do 

Have you tried this in Mozilla?  If it works OK there and its only Yahoo mail that you 
have a problem with, I would suggest that it is a bug related to the specific HTML or CSS 
code for that web page.


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