Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 975076
Firefox doesn't apply system default scale [X11]
Last modified: 2016-02-26 10:31:16 EST
Description of problem:
RHEL offers some accessiblity features, such as making fonts larger / changing the dpi value (i.e. by choosing large fonts in the gnome accessiblity center).
Normally, all elements in applications are made bigger then.
Sadly, this does not apply for the websites that Firefox displays - they remain small and are not made accessible (the behavior of Internet Explorer and Firefox (with a setting in about:config) on Windows is correct.
It would be definitly nice if this was fixed with RHEL7
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set GNOME accessiblity setting to "large fonts"
2. Restart Firefox
Firefox UI elements are made bigger, fonts are not
All elements (including websites) made bigger
Please have a look at the upstream bug (and also the Windows upstream bug, which has already been fixed)
Created attachment 762066 [details]
expected result (old screenshot with IE, notice how all elements (text,images) are made bigger in size)
Created attachment 762067 [details]
actual result with firefox on linux (UI elements bigger, website content stays small)
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Can you retest with Firefox 38? Should be fixed there.
Please reopen if you see this.