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Adjusting Font Size in Firestorm

There are several ways to adjust different aspects of font size in Firestorm, each of them affecting different parts of the user interface (UI – the visible parts of the viewer, such as windows, text, toolbars, menu, etc.) or having different side effects.

If your font size is abnormally small, and the problem began after a Windows 10 update, see here.

If your font is sized normally, but you'd like it larger or smaller, see the settings below.

Onscreen Chat Console Size

  • What it does: The chat console is the onscreen scrolling text that moves up the left-hand side of the screen and has a semi-transparent background by default. This setting adjusts the font size of that text only.
  • To find it: Type “onscreen” (without the quotes) into the search bar at the top of your Preferences window or browse to Preferences –> Chat –> Visuals.
  • To use it: Select “Small,” “Medium,” “Large,” or “Huge.” Click OK when you're done.

Chat Window Font Size

  • What it does: This setting applies to the chat appearing in local chat, IMs, or group chats in the Conversations window and its tabs.
  • To find it: Type “chat window font” (without the quotes) into the search bar at the top of your Preferences window or browse to Preferences –> Chat –> Chat Windows.
  • To use it: Select “Small,” “Medium,” “Large,” or “Huge.” Click OK when you're done.

Font Size Adjustment

  • What it does: This setting adjusts font size in all areas of the viewer without altering the size of windows.
  • To find it: Type “adjustment” (without the quotes) into the search bar at the top of your Preferences window or browse to Preferences –> User Interface –> Font.
  • To use it: Change the number in the box, click OK, and relog.
  • Side effects: Text in some windows may get all or partly cut off or may overlap with other text. The only Font Size Adjustment setting that is fully supported is the default of 0.10)

UI Scaling

  • What it does: UI Scaling changes the size of your entire UI, including all the text.
  • To find it: Type “ui scaling” (without the quotes) into the search bar at the top of your Preferences window or browse to Preferences –> User Interface –> 2D Overlay.
  • To use it: Adjust the slider up (for a larger UI) or down (for a smaller UI). Hitting OK at the bottom of the Preferences window will enable the change. Make your changes in small increments until you're familiar with the settings, as large changes can have significant effects.
  • Side effects: In some cases, a UI that is too large for your computer screen can cause the buttons at the bottom of Preferences to become inaccessible and will require you to clear your settings or restore previously backed up settings in order to make the Preferences usable again. Even at not-so-huge settings, text in some windows may get all or partly cut off or may overlap with other text. The only UI Scaling setting that is fully supported is the default of 1.00.11)
10) , 11) The fact that other settings aren't supported doesn't mean you shouldn't use them if you like them; it means that if you encounter the side effects described, they are unlikely to be fixed.
font_size.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/13 02:09 by lette