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Why is font not WYSIWYG?

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After decades of using Juno as my e-mail client, I am transitioning to Thunderbird.

My problem is that the font I see when I compose is not the font as it appears to my e-mail recipients. I have set font under Options->Composition. But when I open a compose window the font is tiny. I'm used to 'what you see is what you get.' Why does Thunderbird not have this capability? Until I went into Options and set default font, the font with each e-mail I sent was all over the place. Some variable width, some fixed width. I would never know until after I'd sent the e-mail to see what it looked like. Now my main problem is just that the font in compose window is too small.

So how do I fix it so that what I see is what I get?

Thank you,

Dandelion

After decades of using Juno as my e-mail client, I am transitioning to Thunderbird. My problem is that the font I see when I compose is not the font as it appears to my e-mail recipients. I have set font under Options->Composition. But when I open a compose window the font is tiny. I'm used to 'what you see is what you get.' Why does Thunderbird not have this capability? Until I went into Options and set default font, the font with each e-mail I sent was all over the place. Some variable width, some fixed width. I would never know until after I'd sent the e-mail to see what it looked like. Now my main problem is just that the font in compose window is too small. So how do I fix it so that what I see is what I get? Thank you, Dandelion

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The font you send is not the same as the font you see, and the subject is complex.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Font_settings_in_Thunderbird

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1239826

The important settings are in Tools/Options/Display/Formatting/Fonts & Colors/Advanced, where you can choose the display fonts and sizes.

The font you send is not the same as the font you see, and the subject is complex. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Font_settings_in_Thunderbird https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1239826 The important settings are in Tools/Options/Display/Formatting/Fonts & Colors/Advanced, where you can choose the display fonts and sizes.
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I apologize for my tardiness in responding.

After some futzing around I think I have the fonts in Thunderbird Read and Write modes as I wish them to be. But I do miss being able to define custom colors when applying colors to fonts. And of course I do also miss the convenience of being able to having a WYSIWYG functionality. Otherwise my transition from Juno to Thunderbird has been relatively painless. I abandoned Juno when it's updated version turned out to be truly crappy in comparison to the thing of beauty that Juno 5.33 was.

Thank you for your assistance.

Dandelion

I apologize for my tardiness in responding. After some futzing around I think I have the fonts in Thunderbird Read and Write modes as I wish them to be. But I do miss being able to define custom colors when applying colors to fonts. And of course I do also miss the convenience of being able to having a WYSIWYG functionality. Otherwise my transition from Juno to Thunderbird has been relatively painless. I abandoned Juno when it's updated version turned out to be truly crappy in comparison to the thing of beauty that Juno 5.33 was. Thank you for your assistance. Dandelion
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sfhowes
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Just a reminder that custom colors can be set for text (Format/Text Color...) by entering the color code in the box (see picture). It could be more intuitive, like the website, with the option to save custom colors, but it is possible.

Just a reminder that custom colors can be set for text (Format/Text Color...) by entering the [https://html-color.codes/ color code] in the box (see picture). It could be more intuitive, like the website, with the option to save custom colors, but it is possible.
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Wow! That is so neat! It's a perfectly serviceable workaround.

Thank you!

Wow! That is so neat! It's a perfectly serviceable workaround. Thank you!
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