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MSIE font size change?

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Did I miss something?

Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size
settings. MSIE does not.

I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.

Mason C
Jul 24 '05 #1
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Mason A. Clark wrote:
Did I miss something?
The URL?
Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size settings.
MSIE does not.
It does .. but it is hard to find and manipulate. I haven't used IE in
ages, and I don't feel like probing the settings just now.
I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.


body ( font-size: 100%; }

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Jul 24 '05 #2

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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.*********@example.invalid> wrote in message
news:5K************@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
Mason A. Clark wrote:
Did I miss something?


The URL?
Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size settings.
MSIE does not.


It does .. but it is hard to find and manipulate. I haven't used IE in
ages, and I don't feel like probing the settings just now.
I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.


body ( font-size: 100%; }

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-bts
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Sorry for asking the obvious but are you sure that something (or yourself by
accident) didnt just change the text-size settings of IE?

IE: View >> Text size >> Medium (Menus)
Firefox: Ctrl + + (Control and Plus from numpad)
Jul 24 '05 #3

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Trammel wrote:
"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.*********@example.invalid> wrote in
message news:5K************@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
Mason A. Clark wrote:
Did I miss something?
The URL?
Still missing...
Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size
settings. MSIE does not.


It does .. but it is hard to find and manipulate. I haven't used
IE in ages, and I don't feel like probing the settings just now.
I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.


body ( font-size: 100%; }


Sorry for asking the obvious but are you sure that something (or
yourself by accident) didnt just change the text-size settings of
IE?


Myself? How could I do that on your page?
IE: View >> Text size >> Medium (Menus)
Firefox: Ctrl + + (Control and Plus from numpad)


Those are what I would have tried, if you had given the URL to the
page in question. And if you had, I would have inspected the code to
see what sizes you have set the font to be. Again, what is the URL?

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Jul 24 '05 #4

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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.*********@example.invalid> wrote in message
news:dP**************@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
Trammel wrote:
"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.*********@example.invalid> wrote in
message news:5K************@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
Mason A. Clark wrote:

Did I miss something?

The URL?
Still missing...
....and it will be until the OP posts ;)
Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size
settings. MSIE does not.

It does .. but it is hard to find and manipulate. I haven't used
IE in ages, and I don't feel like probing the settings just now.

I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.

body ( font-size: 100%; }


Sorry for asking the obvious but are you sure that something (or
yourself by accident) didnt just change the text-size settings of
IE?


Myself? How could I do that on your page?


Oops... you think Im the OP -=- dont you?
....well Im not so I dont have a page for you to test for him ;)
IE: View >> Text size >> Medium (Menus)
Firefox: Ctrl + + (Control and Plus from numpad)


Those are what I would have tried, if you had given the URL to the
page in question. And if you had, I would have inspected the code to
see what sizes you have set the font to be. Again, what is the URL?


Ummm.... well I just told you that Im not the OP so that point is kinda mute
....Im sure you can reply the OP when he post's though and he'll be aware
from your replies that you want to see a URL for the page he was looking at
:P
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Jul 24 '05 #5

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On Fri, 08 Apr 2005 21:22:09 GMT, Mason A. Clark
<ma*******@THISix.netcom.comQQQ> wrote:
Did I miss something?

Perhaps coincident with the advent of Microsoft's SP2, my font
sizes seen in MSIE have shrunk to near unreadability.

Firefox and Opera are ok but both have minimal font size
settings. MSIE does not.

I didn't notice this problem when I originated the pages.

Did MS change something?

How does one overcome this? -- I'm having trouble fixing it.

Mason C
I take it the answer is "no known change in MSIE."

The URL is:

http://masonc.home.netcom.com/index.html

and I've boiled the question down to: Why is the
link in the top bar "Complaint? Comment?" much
smaller in MSIE than in Opera or Firefox?

(the text I may have fixed by "font-size: 1.4em" in style.)

I checked the validation. (Don't get too overwhelmed by the
complexities of my site, esp. there are NOT frames! )

Mason C

OK, you want the URL --


Jul 24 '05 #6

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Mason A. Clark <ma*******@THISix.netcom.comQQQ> wrote:
http://masonc.home.netcom.com/index.html

and I've boiled the question down to: Why is the
link in the top bar "Complaint? Comment?" much
smaller in MSIE than in Opera or Firefox?

(the text I may have fixed by "font-size: 1.4em" in style.)


<DIV id=topBar>
<SPAN class=emText>Frontal Lobe</SPAN><SUP>&reg;</SUP>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Table of Contents
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<A href="mailto: ma****@ix.netXXXcom.com" TITLE="Delete the
XXX">Complaint? Comment?</a>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<SPAN class=emText>Have Fun</SPAN>
</DIV>

#topBar A { FONT: 45% Arial,helvetica,sans-serif ;
}
#topBar { Z-INDEX: 3; WIDTH: 100%; MARGIN-LEFT: -10px;
BACKGROUND-COLOR: #aaaa66;
TEXT-ALIGN: center; COLOR: #ccffcc; FONT-SIZE: 130%;
}

So the text in the topBar is set at 130% and then the text in the <a>
elements in the topBar is set at 45% of that. So the links will appear
much smaller.

IE is correctly applying your styles.

In fact most browsers will apply your styles so far as inidividual
users' minimum font-size settings allow them to.

Steve

--
"My theories appal you, my heresies outrage you,
I never answer letters and you don't like my tie." - The Doctor

Steve Pugh <st***@pugh.net> <http://steve.pugh.net/>
Jul 24 '05 #7

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Trammel wrote:
Oops... you think Im the OP -=- dont you?


Oops... yes I did. My humblest apologies!

I see Steve has already given the OP the answer to the size problem.
'Twas easy to figure out, once we had a page to look at. <g>

Speaking of that page, the fixed menu panel doesn't fit in my browser
window on my small monitor, and the lower portion of it is not
accessible. OP, I'd suggest dumping the fixed position.

There are also numerous CSS errors.

Can't say as I've seen this before...?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<!--
Quirks"http://www.w3c.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> -->

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Jul 24 '05 #8

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Thanks your helpful comments, Beauregard, Trammel, and Steve.

I'm learning and working on it.

Now I gotta go find out what "it" is.

Mason C
Jul 24 '05 #9

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