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Mods, if you could just give me a couple of hours to fish for some insight here before kicking me off to the OT dept - this forum gets better attendance than the others.

The 15" monitor on my laptop replacement is highres and looks fuzzy and horrible if I set it to a non-native resolution, so I keep it native which means unadjusted fonts are tiny. I can compensate for that in most situations by going into XP's display properties but these have no effect on the tiny font I'm trying to read on this and other forums. In IE7 I can magnify the screen using ctrl+/- but this resizes everything which means I have to scroll to read - it's a major pain. There seems to be no way of selectively resizing the font.

Someone here must have come up against the same problem. Any recommendation for other browsers which might cope more successfully with this than IE?

thanks for any help/advice...

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You can install both, and import all your bookmarks over from firefox.

That said, most people tend not to want to use IE again after a few days of customising firefox exactly how they want it.

I recommend the Whitehart theme for firefox if you haven't got a lot of screen space. It's excellent.

Edited by DementedTuna

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Firefox 3 might help. Ctrl and + resizes the font, but doesn't englare the rest of the page.

That's what I need!

Ok that's 2 votes out of 2, this could be the one...

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Will Firefox happily co-exist with IE for all my other browsing or must it be one or the other?

No you can have both if you want, you will have to choose your default browser though ( but this can be easily changed should you wish)

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Will Firefox happily co-exist with IE for all my other browsing or must it be one or the other?

have both, you'll end up dumping IE - ie7 is particulary crap

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Mods, if you could just give me a couple of hours to fish for some insight here before kicking me off to the OT dept - this forum gets better attendance than the others.

The 15" monitor on my laptop replacement is highres and looks fuzzy and horrible if I set it to a non-native resolution, so I keep it native which means unadjusted fonts are tiny. I can compensate for that in most situations by going into XP's display properties but these have no effect on the tiny font I'm trying to read on this and other forums. In IE7 I can magnify the screen using ctrl+/- but this resizes everything which means I have to scroll to read - it's a major pain. There seems to be no way of selectively resizing the font.

Someone here must have come up against the same problem. Any recommendation for other browsers which might cope more successfully with this than IE?

thanks for any help/advice...

firefox, install the ietab add on to cope with any remaining naughty websites that require ie...

Edited by moosetea

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Firefox is very flaky - contrary to popular geek mythology. IE continues to set the standard (the real standard, ie by market participation, not self proclaimed)

Damn! It was all going so well....

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Firefox and IE are quite happy on the same PC. Firefox also has the option to open a page in an IE tab. Some webpages are better viewed in IE (or the IE tab in Firefox).

I am a big fan of Firefox, version 3 is now out and is superb. There are hundreds of very useful plug-ins available for Firefox that add functionality to your browsing. Have fun,

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Damn! It was all going so well....

I have used Firefox for years and dont even have IE installed anymore on any of my machines, its far more configurable and secure, best thing is to just trial it for a while and see if it works for you.

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Firefox is very flaky - contrary to popular geek mythology. IE continues to set the standard (the real standard, ie by market participation, not self proclaimed)

that's like saying people are happier in china/india because they have more people... No strictly true. Sounds like you had a bad experience with FF?

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Firefox is very flaky - contrary to popular geek mythology. IE continues to set the standard (the real standard, ie by market participation, not self proclaimed)

Try taking those sunnies off Far Out Bear!

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How come you're not running FireFox anyway? All self-respecting HPCers surely run FireFox with the Property bee plugin?

I'm a bit of a luddite - plus i'm familiar now with IE7's key commands and can get round it really fast. But I guess firefox does all that and more? ...e.g. tabs?

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I recommend the Whitehart theme for firefox if you haven't got a lot of screen space. It's excellent.

Hey, thanks for reminding me about Whitehart!

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I'm a bit of a luddite - plus i'm familiar now with IE7's key commands and can get round it really fast. But I guess firefox does all that and more? ...e.g. tabs?

Most of the features now found in IE were ripped off from Firefox/Mozilla ;)..yes its has tabs.

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