Today's pet peeve - why does Firefox decide to use a different definition of font sizes from every other desktop application? Its idea of a size '11' DejaVu Sans is not the same idea as every other app on my desktop, and it's making me tetchy. (Yes, Firefox's OWN DPI SETTING (and why does it have one?! GNOME having one different from the X setting is bad enough, but Firefox having its own is just unforgivable. Use the damn system setting. That's what system settings are for. Or do you, Firefox, perhaps think you are running on a unique and special display that none of the rest of my system is running on?) is set the same as all my other DPI settings. Yes, I'm sure there's a much more specific technical explanation than the one I'm giving here. Firefox is using points instead of pixels or pixels instead of points or some damn thing. I don't care. It shouldn't be. Grr.


reinouts wrote on 2005-10-26 09:52:
Your examples clearly demonstrate that Firefox is not a GNOME application! Might I suggest you try Epiphany? :-)
adamw wrote on 2005-11-01 19:25:
I tried Epiphany briefly, it appears to have the same problem. I suspect it's a Gecko thing. I think it defines font sizes in pixels not points, which is just incredibly stupid (and makes me wonder why it has a DPI setting at all, if it's going to do that)... anyway, epiphany doesn't have live bookmarks and it doesn't work with adblock, so I can't really switch to it.