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Font is way too large and overlapping

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Font is way too large and overlapping

On a handful of pages the font is oversized and overlapping and making the page completely unreadable. This only happens in FF. IE renders these pages just fine. I've tried some of the suggestions in other threads, like disabling hardware acceleration and changing the page style. None of this works. Any suggestions.

Not sure if you can see this, but

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Re: Font is way too large and overlapping

I don't think that hardware acceleration is doing much on Windows XP.

Are you using "View > Zoom Text Only"?

  • Press the F10 key or tap the Alt key to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily if the menu bar is hidden.

Try to reset the page zoom on pages that cause problems.

  • View > Zoom > Reset (Ctrl+0 (zero); Cmd+0 on Mac)
New Contributor

Re: Font is way too large and overlapping

Actually, I kept working at the problem and started looking at Zoom as the problem. Hitting Ctl+0 didn't do anything. Then I started investigating one of my Add-ons, NoSquint. It's a widget that allows for the resizing of websites and keeping them all straight. Well, it was screwing up a number of websites and when I disabled it, they showed just fine. albeit rather small looking at the standard 100%. I mean, what's the point of having a 24 inch monitor if the pages only fill 50% of the screen in the middle and the text is so small you can't read it? So I looked and found an add-on called Default Zoom Level and tried it out. Problem solved. Why FF can't make their Zoom capabilities as easy to use as this is beyond me. Anyway, thanks for the help. Your suggestions dealing with Zoom got me to looking in the right place.