Re: desktop font + PATCH for 82565

That's not a bad idea.  In fact I sort of like it better then adding
another preference.  It would only be a partial fix though.  The extreme
zoom levels could still end up looking funny (this problem is basically
why Eazel had the font_size_at_default_zoom_level preference).

Maybe it's good enough though...  (It would be for me anyway, I don't plan
on setting the default zoom level to anything crazy like 25% or 200%)

On 28 May 2002, Dave Bordoley wrote:

> Here's an idea:
> Maybe the default zoom level should always use the default font.
> Comments??
> dave
> On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 22:02, David Watson wrote:
> > If the fonts don't get smaller at the lower zoom levels then at some point
> > (e.g. at 25%) the fonts will be huge in comparison to the icons.  This
> > will be essentially the same problem you see now, only it will occur at a
> > different zoom level.
> >
> > As far as I can see we have 3 options:
> >
> > a) Tell the user to use a different theme or font.
> >
> > b) Allow the theme to influence the rate at which fonts get bigger or
> > smaller.
> >
> > c) Create a preference which allows the user to specify the zoom level
> > at which the default font size will be used.
> >
> > a) is lame (but easy :), b) won't entirely fix the problem (someone
> > somewhere won't like the default) and c) basically replaces the
> > functionality that we removed with an accessibility friendly variant.
> >

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