User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061017 BonEcho/2.0
After my first installation of XFCE (same version) on my old system, the font size was huge. I had to select 9pt to make it look like, say, 12pt. I am currently installing a new AMD64 system, and the font size first was optimal. Then I played with the settings, clicking forth and back at the aliasing options in the font-settings dialog until the fonts looked like before again. Quite after that I rebooted the system, for other reasons. After reboot, the font size was like on the old system. I now again configured 9pt with dejavu fonts.
The problem affects firefox 2.0rc3 (with xft and pango-support) in a strange way. First, the effect seemed to be the other way. I had to set the font size to 15pt to get a similar result compared to the xfce apps. But some pages now seem to have both too small and too big fonts. For example, the google search results are set with a quite tiny size (just at being readable) while the text in the navigation bar (the back and forth terms below this goooogle line) is shown in, say, the 15pt I had to configure to get the other text to a readable size.
Sounds like a problem with DPI. Firefox has its own DPI settings (but can use the screen DPI), that would explain why the fonts looks different in FF.
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