Thunderbird font is tiny tiny tiny.....

  1. Blackink's Avatar
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    Thunderbird font is tiny tiny tiny.....


    I am using Thunderbird mail client version 72.0b2 (32 bit) and the font is really small. I can;t figure out how to make it bigger and any add-ons say they are not compatible with this version of Thunderbird.
    I first tried version 68.3.1 but ran into the same problem.

    I use Windows 10 Pro (version 1909) 64 bit.
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can make the font bigger? I'm talking the toolbar font and the overall layout font bigger?

    Thanks,
    Steve
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  2. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Windows 11 Pro 22000.100
       #2

    The Font can be changed in Options.
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  3. Blackink's Avatar
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    Josey Wales said:
    The Font can be changed in Options.
    Doesn't happen in this version....

    EDIT....I use 4 monitors with this computer, all the same size and set up at the same resolution. For some reason, when I move Thunderbird to the main monitor, the one with all the icons and shortcuts, the program and font gets larger.
    I wonder why that is?!?
    Problem solved but I would like to have the Thunderbird window on my monitor to the right.
    Last edited by Blackink; 02 Jan 2020 at 18:18.
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  4. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Windows 11 Pro 22000.100
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    Blackink said:
    Doesn't happen in this version....

    EDIT....I use 4 monitors with this computer, all the same size and set up at the same resolution. For some reason, when I move Thunderbird to the main monitor, the one with all the icons and shortcuts, the program and font gets larger.
    I wonder why that is?!?
    Problem solved but I would like to have the Thunderbird window on my monitor to the right.
    You have to do it on the write menu bar:

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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    Probably it's something to do with DPI Scaling:

    Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10

    I'm not expert in changing settings on multiple displays.

    You can also over-ride DPI Scaling settings in Thunderbird but note current settings first.

    See Option One here:

    Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10
    Try:

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  6. Blackink's Avatar
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    I fixed it by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Display Settings. Then I selected the monitor I wanted to change, scrolled down to Scale and layout. The first selection is to "Change the size of text, apps, and other items". I clicked on the drop down arrow, the (Recommended) setting was 100%. I changed that to 125% and voila! Problem solved!
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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    Blackink said:
    I fixed it by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Display Settings. Then I selected the monitor I wanted to change, scrolled down to Scale and layout. The first selection is to "Change the size of text, apps, and other items". I clicked on the drop down arrow, the (Recommended) setting was 100%. I changed that to 125% and voila! Problem solved!
    Great.
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  8. larc919's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Blackink said:
    I fixed it by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Display Settings. Then I selected the monitor I wanted to change, scrolled down to Scale and layout. The first selection is to "Change the size of text, apps, and other items". I clicked on the drop down arrow, the (Recommended) setting was 100%. I changed that to 125% and voila! Problem solved!
    But I don't want to change font size for everything, only for the Thunderbird left address panel and message lists. There was a great add-on (Theme Font & Size Changer) that did it beautifully, but it no longer works in later versions.
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