Adjustable font size please
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Sep 7, 2019

On my Windows screen the proz.com page does not adapt to the screen. So if I set the display to 125% I see only about half of the page on my 19" monitor. It would help if I could set the font size higher and keep the display at 100%. When I did html-programming 20 years ago it was normal for a page to adapt to the format of the screen. Nowadays all pages tend to look good only on 16:9 screens, which are not perfect for text management.

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Heinrich Sep 7, 2019

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
On my Windows screen, the ProZ.com page does not adapt to the screen. So if I set the display to 125%, I see only about half of the page on my 19" monitor.


Do you mean you adapt the Microsoft Windows display to 125%, or that you adjust your web browser's zoom to 125%?

When I did HTML programming 20 years ago, it was normal for a page to adapt to the format of the screen.


No, I think when you and I did HTML writing 20 years ago, the browsers that we used were simply more primitive and resized only the text. Also, no-one used CSS positioning back then. Also, back then, 99% of screens were 800 pixels wide at the most.

Zooming only the text was the norm back then, but later came the ability to zoom everything, and then eventually the ability to zoom text only was forgotten, and zooming everything became the norm.

In some browsers you still have to option to zoom text only, if you know where to look.

In Firefox, you have to enable to menu bar. So, in Firefox, click the nav burger in the top right, and select Customize, then at the bottom click Toolbars and put a tick next to Menu Bar. Then click the Done button. You then have a menu bar. On the menu bar, click View > Zoom, and put a tick next to "Zoom text only". Then from then on, zooming in and out (e.g. Ctrl+mousewheel or Ctrl+plus or Ctrl+minus) will affect only the text.

200% zoom *with* text-only zoom:
firefox with text-only zoom

200% zoom *without* text-only zoom:
firefox without text-only zoom


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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... Sep 7, 2019

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[Edited at 2019-09-07 10:23 GMT]


 

Jocelyne Cuenin  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Samuel Dec 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your tips on Firefox. Very kind of you.

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Chrome Dec 13, 2019

I had forgotten about this topic. I use Chrome on Win10. I can set the font size to big and get very good readability, but still the main page of Proz.com does not fit into the screen, when zoom is set to 100 %. Instead this forum page is ok.

 


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