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    changing font type or size

    i haven't found a way to change the font of the message boards yet. the topics are a bit blocky and appear to run together on my screen. am i missing something obvious?

    thanks!

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    Re: changing font type or size

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknblu
    i haven't found a way to change the font of the message boards yet. the topics are a bit blocky and appear to run together on my screen. am i missing something obvious?

    thanks!

    greg
    Same question here, I'm using 1280 * 1024 resolution under Windows 2000 and this is what I get:




    Difficult to read the headlines. Thanks,

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    Re: changing font type or size

    Hmm, it doesn't look that way on my end. I've checked in IE and Firefox.

    I'm using 1280x800 resolution. Could you try that resolution and report back?

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    Re: changing font type or size

    I have the same problem on 2/3 machines I have tried. 1280x1024 LCD and my laptop. It looks better on the Linux box at 1280x1024 but on a 19" CRT.
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    Re: changing font type or size

    Changing the resolution did not change much, just stretched and skewed the same text.

    Increasing the font size +1 in Firefox does produce a better looking font, but it's like blind man size now. Not sure I can take it.
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    Re: changing font type or size

    I think I may know what the problem is..

    Same question here, I'm using 1280 * 1024 resolution under Windows 2000 and this is what I get:
    The font that this site uses, think it might be trebuchet ms, may not be standard on Windows 2000. I'm sure there are sites where you obtain the font.

    That's my best guess. The fact that it looks right for me and serveral others users with different displays seems to indicate it's on your end.


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    Re: changing font type or size

    It's smallish here on the Mac running FF. Mac users have the ability to increase font display size using the key combination CMD +, which makes it easy to configure individual sites.

    My very limited understanding of ms type fonts is that they use a built-in scaling agent which communicates with the display engine of either the browser or the OS. When I open TFP with Safari I get a slightly larger, crisper display than in FireFox, requiring no font size adjustment.
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    Re: changing font type or size

    I've learned to live with the new font, but today it started to bug me again. I downloaded a FF plug-in that displayed the font for the selected text. The font came up as Lucida Grande. After looking around this seems to be a Mac font that many PC users have problems with. I also saw a note that installing Safari will install the font on my PC. I took a stab at it and while it does display nice in Safai, in FF is still is blotchy and mushed together.

    Here is a sample, left is Safari and right is FF.
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    Re: changing font type or size

    Quote Originally Posted by crabboy
    The font came up as Lucida Grande.
    Yay! That did it for me! I downloaded and installed Lucida Grande, all is well, my eyesight has improved tremendously!

    Many many thanks for this!

    Paul

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