Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Bookmark Font Size

  • 2 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 49 views
  • Last reply by Dgriesbach

more options

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font size in settings but that did not affect the bookmarks sidebar; only the primary web pages. I tried an add-on but could not get it to work. I did a few online searches and it appears to be a common issue but I could not find a solution so I thought I'd ask a question. Thanks for any advice that you can provide.

Chosen solution

To increase the text size in the user interface parts of Firefox, we currently only have one setting option, which is the global scaling factor. Here's how you can adjust that if you want to give it a try:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox. The moderators would like us to remind you that changes made through this back door aren't fully supported and aren't guaranteed to continue working in the future. We have had this setting for a long time so I feel comfortable mentioning it.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste layout.css.devPixelsPerPx and pause while the list is filtered

Firefox should list one preference with the value -1.0

-1.0 means to follow the system level scaling. You can enter new (positive) values here to set your own scaling. Please note that the values will be doubled for a Retina display.

(3) Double-click the preference to display an editing field, and change the value to either

  • 1.5 for non-Retina display
  • 3.0 for Retina display

Then press Return or click the blue check mark button to save the change.

That should scale the entire browser to 150% of the default size.

You can adjust upwards or downwards as needed. Please be very careful not to use a value below 1.0 or it may become too difficult to read/fix. In case of emergency, click the reset button at the right end of the row.

Can you find a size that is comfortable for the toolbars/sidebar? Hopefully so. Then you can tweak the page zoom setting on the Preferences page to make the content area a comfortable size.

Read this answer in context 👍 0

All Replies (2)

more options

Chosen Solution

To increase the text size in the user interface parts of Firefox, we currently only have one setting option, which is the global scaling factor. Here's how you can adjust that if you want to give it a try:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox. The moderators would like us to remind you that changes made through this back door aren't fully supported and aren't guaranteed to continue working in the future. We have had this setting for a long time so I feel comfortable mentioning it.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste layout.css.devPixelsPerPx and pause while the list is filtered

Firefox should list one preference with the value -1.0

-1.0 means to follow the system level scaling. You can enter new (positive) values here to set your own scaling. Please note that the values will be doubled for a Retina display.

(3) Double-click the preference to display an editing field, and change the value to either

  • 1.5 for non-Retina display
  • 3.0 for Retina display

Then press Return or click the blue check mark button to save the change.

That should scale the entire browser to 150% of the default size.

You can adjust upwards or downwards as needed. Please be very careful not to use a value below 1.0 or it may become too difficult to read/fix. In case of emergency, click the reset button at the right end of the row.

Can you find a size that is comfortable for the toolbars/sidebar? Hopefully so. Then you can tweak the page zoom setting on the Preferences page to make the content area a comfortable size.

Helpful?

more options

I made the changes that were recommended and it worked like a charm. I finally settled on a setting of 2.50 which seemed the most comfortable for my wife and I. Thanks!

Helpful?

Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.