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I am 76 yrs. old, like Thunderbird, but with the new update, the font is so small I can barely read listed e-mails in subject/from/date column & inbox column

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The font theme no longer works in the Thunderbird update and I cannot figure out a way to make the listings of e-mails and inbox legible. The font is much too small. Is there an easy fix for this?

The font theme no longer works in the Thunderbird update and I cannot figure out a way to make the listings of e-mails and inbox legible. The font is much too small. Is there an easy fix for this?
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sfhowes
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Instead of using TF&SC (currently for TB 60 and lower), try this: Preferences(Windows:Tools/Options)/Advanced/General/Config. editor, right-click the preference layout.css.devPixelsPerPx, Modify, and enter a value of 1.20 or 1.25 or 2.0. The change takes effect immediately without closing Config. editor, but make gradual changes to avoid making the display unreadable.

See the pictures here and other comments in that thread.

If you want a more precise method for the fonts, see this post:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1269361?page=2#answer-1274848

Instead of using TF&SC (currently for TB 60 and lower), try this: Preferences(Windows:Tools/Options)/Advanced/General/Config. editor, right-click the preference ''layout.css.devPixelsPerPx'', Modify, and enter a value of 1.20 or 1.25 or 2.0. The change takes effect immediately without closing Config. editor, but make gradual changes to avoid making the display unreadable. See the pictures [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1269361#answer-1254162 here] and other comments in that thread. If you want a more precise method for the fonts, see this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1269361?page=2#answer-1274848
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I should have said that I use Thunderbird on my Mac. Can you give me instructions for mac

I should have said that I use Thunderbird on my Mac. Can you give me instructions for mac
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sfhowes
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The instructions above for changing the preference are for Mac: Preferences/Advanced/General/Config. editor. You can also click the 3-bar AppMenu, then Options/Options.

If you use the css method, open the profile folder from Help/Troubleshooting, click Show in Finder, then close TB before making any changes.

The instructions above for changing the preference are for Mac: Preferences/Advanced/General/Config. editor. You can also click the 3-bar AppMenu, then Options/Options. If you use the css method, open the profile folder from Help/Troubleshooting, click Show in Finder, then close TB before making any changes.
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