solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small



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solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby dkcombs » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 05:17:01 GMT

Netscape: PRINT IS TOO SMALL TO READ! (solaris-9 12/3 answerbook2)

Here's the netscape being used:

146 ==/dkcjunk==> ls -lsd /usr/dt/appconfig/SUNWns/netscape-bin

 880 -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     sys       442332 Sep 23  2002 /usr/dt/appconfig/SUNWns/netscape-bin

For instance, this doc:


Netscape must be showing it in 5-point -- or smaller.

Any suggestions?

(Any other gui-based browsers (I already use lynx, non-gui),
  especially any that, like lynx, provide::

  .  bookmarks kept in ascii-files (ie, editable by me with vi, ...)

  .  most browsing done via fingers on keyboard (like lynx),
          so don't have to keep moving mouse for everything.




Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby Rich Teer » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 06:09:45 GMT

Annoying as hell, isn't it?  The easiest (but probably least
satisfying) way around this is to set the minimum font size.
Edit -> Preferences -> Appearence -> Fonts

Rich Teer, SCNA, SCSA

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Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby Barbie LeVile » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 07:14:18 GMT

On 6 Apr 2004 16:17:01 -0400

Drop this into your ~/.Xdefaults

Netscape*documentFonts.xResolution*iso-8859-1:  100
Netscape*documentFonts.yResolution*iso-8859-1:  100

Then reload the xdefaults dabase with xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults and
restart nutscrape.

Barbie - Prayers are like junkmail for Jesus

I have seen things you lusers would not believe.
I've seen Sun monitors on fire off the side of the multimedia lab.
I've seen NTU lights glitter in the dark near the Mail Gate.
All these things will be lost in time, like the root partition last
week. Time to die.

Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby dkcombs » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 15:39:04 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Thanks so much; will do.

But it leads to another question:

   What are some *more* satisfying ways around it?

(this from someone who knows nothing about gui-browsers;
  my main browser is lynx, used from this panix shell-acct --
  and netcome (long defunct) before that.)

Thanks again!


Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby dkcombs » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 15:44:29 GMT

In article <20040407001418.0c0b11a1@hel>,

Well, I'll try that one, too.

Please, what should I read in order to learn about
this X11-stuff?

(I have a bunch of O'Reilly books on X from about
maybe 15 years ago -- never read them, though (what
I do is *buy* books, not *read* them.  Less buying
these days, money being quite a bit, uh, tighter.))

What about the sun doc -- any good, tutorial, etc?

How about downloadable tutorial-doc?  Is there
a central X-site?  (Must be, of course.  Google ...)

Thanks to you both!


Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby dkcombs » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 15:46:44 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

What in the world did Sun do this time (the 12 3 version) to
screw it up, and *why*?  Any idea?

(Don't they *test* this stuff before releasing it?)


Re: solaris 9 12/3: reading on-disk sun-doc (sun-netscape): font WAY too small

Postby Tony Walton » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 18:01:58 GMT

This lot might help as well


All on one line (I've split them above for clarity). This increases the 
font size for lists of, say, email messages and news articles.

Again, reload the xdefaults database and then restart Netscape after 
putting that lot in.


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