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I have searched and cannot find one simple solution to the lack /inability of firefox to line up my pages correctly instead of looking like a bad printing job on each page, with text over text, the inability to submit pages because the boxes won't line up etc, you know what I am talking about since a lot of people have complained about the same darn thing over and over. I have tried repeatedly to do any of the possible fixes, and NONE of them work. Why not admit you have bungled it and just be a good browser and fix the problem? NO its not because I use Windows Vista, I have used my old XP and MAC and yep, same stupid problem, so have a bit of decency and tell us a simple step by step fix for those of us experiencing this or we will end up leaving and going back to IE simply to be able to use a page without getting dizzy trying to read text within text!

I have searched and cannot find one simple solution to the lack /inability of firefox to line up my pages correctly instead of looking like a bad printing job on each page, with text over text, the inability to submit pages because the boxes won't line up etc, you know what I am talking about since a lot of people have complained about the same darn thing over and over. I have tried repeatedly to do any of the possible fixes, and NONE of them work. Why not admit you have bungled it and just be a good browser and fix the problem? NO its not because I use Windows Vista, I have used my old XP and MAC and yep, same stupid problem, so have a bit of decency and tell us a simple step by step fix for those of us experiencing this or we will end up leaving and going back to IE simply to be able to use a page without getting dizzy trying to read text within text!

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That page displays fine for me as long as I have the minimum font size set to none, a value higher than 10 causes the overlapping issue in your screenshot. --- https://secure.dove.us/hairglee/

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osunick 0 solutions 8 answers

Is this a problem with printing a web page or viewing one. Either way, mind sharing an example of a web page where you're seeing this problem? Thanks.

-n.

Is this a problem with printing a web page or viewing one. Either way, mind sharing an example of a web page where you're seeing this problem? Thanks. -n.

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No not about printing about viewing. I don't know how to do a screen shot since every time I go to paste it into mspaint, it says paste from not just paste, and I can't seem to get it to take the paste from shot. Sorry. But sort of like lining up a clear transparency one over another and them being slightly off center each and that is what my pages look like. Which is a big problem when you are trying to check boxes off in forms or line things up to hit 'submit' buttons.

No not about printing about viewing. I don't know how to do a screen shot since every time I go to paste it into mspaint, it says paste from not just paste, and I can't seem to get it to take the paste from shot. Sorry. But sort of like lining up a clear transparency one over another and them being slightly off center each and that is what my pages look like. Which is a big problem when you are trying to check boxes off in forms or line things up to hit 'submit' buttons.
the-edmeister
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http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-with-the-Snipping-Tool-in-Vista http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows

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Thanks The Edmeister, I have the screen shot now.

Thanks The Edmeister, I have the screen shot now.
cor-el
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Reset the page zoom on websites that look wrong: "View > Zoom > Reset" ( Ctrl + 0 (zero)) See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Zoom_text_of_web_pages See Font size and zoom - increase the size of web pages and Font size and zoom - increase the size of web pages .......... If you increased the minimum font size then try a lower setting (default is none) as a too high value can cause issues like you described. Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors: Advanced > Minimum Font Size Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors: Advanced > "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"

Reset the page zoom on websites that look wrong: "View > Zoom > Reset" ( Ctrl + 0 (zero)) See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Zoom_text_of_web_pages See [[Text Zoom]] and [[Page Zoom]] .......... If you increased the minimum font size then try a lower setting (default is ''none'') as a too high value can cause issues like you described. Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors: Advanced > Minimum Font Size Tools > Options > Content : Fonts & Colors: Advanced > "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above"

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I did try all of that but it didn't work, I included the screen shot so you can see it looks about the same. Thanks for trying. I followed it all but to no avail.

I did try all of that but it didn't work, I included the screen shot so you can see it looks about the same. Thanks for trying. I followed it all but to no avail.
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That page displays fine for me as long as I have the minimum font size set to none, a value higher than 10 causes the overlapping issue in your screenshot. --- https://secure.dove.us/hairglee/

That page displays fine for me as long as I have the minimum font size set to none, a value higher than 10 causes the overlapping issue in your screenshot. --- https://secure.dove.us/hairglee/