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    Default Thunderbird Fonts

    Does anybody know how to enlarge the text in the Subject/Correspondents/Date/Size Panel of Thunderbird?

    A friend is almost blind and canít read the default small font without a big magnifying glass.

    Iíve seen it a lot bigger on early versions of Thunderbird but the ajustment is darn hard to find if it still exists.

    There is an Add On / Extention that adjusts the Theme fonts, but not the Inward Mail one.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    Options, Composition & addressing, Global composing preferences.

    This should be it.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Options, Composition & addressing, Global composing preferences.

    This should be it.
    What version of TB are you running?

    I don't get your final options.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    The latest

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

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    That doesn't resolve the OP's issue

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    The latest
    So is mine:

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    And the options you offer are not present

    Read this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1235630
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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    This works on Windows so Maywork on Linux as well. Thunderbird 60.5.0 (32-bit)

    Found these instructions:
    Go to Tools|Add-ons in Thunderbird;
    Switch to its Extensions tab;
    Type Theme Font & Size Changer into the search box;
    Click its magnifying glass;
    Select the required add-on from the list (assuming multiple add-ons are offered);
    Click its Install button.
    Once installed open Thunderbird, top Right is "Theme Font & Size Changer" Button
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    Top Option is the Zoom

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    Change the percentage to suit, just tried on this Windows PC, and set the zoom to 200%.

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    The picture doesn't show it as good as it is, the 200% zoom really enlarges it a LOT.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    Have had this running on Mac Thunderbird for some time
    Have found changing the Size option (3 down from percentage) to Custom and set size to about 20 or what suits.


    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    This works on Windows so Maywork on Linux as well. Thunderbird 60.5.0 (32-bit)

    Found these instructions:


    Once installed open Thunderbird, top Right is "Theme Font & Size Changer" Button
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    Top Option is the Zoom

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    Change the percentage to suit, just tried on this Windows PC, and set the zoom to 200%.

    Results Original & Zoom:

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    The picture doesn't show it as good as it is, the 200% zoom really enlarges it a LOT.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird Fonts

    I havenít had a chance to fully investigate this problem yet as I arenít in possession of the computer, but, reading some of the many links, it would appear that the facility had worked well for years and then Mozilla thought it fit to fix something that wasnít broken.

    This raised the ire of a zillion visually impaired users who could no longer read who their e-mails were from and didnít want to just click and see.

    Anyway, Mozilla was apparently unrepentant, so a third party wrote an add-on that you could add to Thunderbird, to enlarge the text, but the next Thunderbird update that was broken too.

    Back came the third party with a fix for the problem, but Mozilla werenít to be outdone and their next update broke that too.

    So, the version of Thunderbird you are using and what updates have been applied seem all important when it comes to finding a solution to this impasse.

    For what it's worth, here are the two Add-ons and if you are to have any luck, the "Fixed" version might be where to start.

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