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Month: June 2011

Re: [trinity-users] icedove/iceweasel gui wrong font size & display switching

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:57:48 +0100
On 17/06/11 11:04, Nicolas Bercher wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some annoying gui font sizes problems with icedove 3.0 (i.e.
> thunderbird) and iceweasel 4.0 (i.e. firefox) under Trinity on Debian
> Squeeze.
> I use a laptop (1280×800) with a docking station and an external 19"
> screen (1280*1024). When I plug the laptop on its docking station and
> change display settings to use the 19" screen, everything resizes
> correctly (the desktop, trinity apps, etc.) except iceweasel and icedove
> that begin to use very huge fonts sizes in gui display (menus, toolbars,
> etc.). When I set display back to the laptop screen, the issue is still
> there.
> Recently, I upgraded to iceweasel 4.0 and I remember that I didn't have
> this issue with iceweasel 3.5.x. So I guess this might be linked to a
> wrong integration of gtk (libgtk2.0-0, versions above 2.10) into
> Trinity. Are there too many new features in gtk that are not well
> handled by gtk-qt-engine-trinity?
> You'll a screenshot of the situation here:
> Advice are welcome!
> Nicolas
> PS: more details on the icedove & iceweasel versions:
> I got iceweasel 4.0 (4.0.1-1~bpo60+1) thanks to this backport repository
> available from
> squeeze-backports/iceweasel-4.0 i386 Packages
> I use the Debian stable version of icedove: 3.0.11-1+squeeze2
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You could investigate smxi, the Debian "Swiss Army Knife"

I have used it for some years, it's really good. The developer was one 
of the original Sidux crew.

Among other things there is an option to dump the gtk file handlers for 
Mozilla stuff (iceweasel is rebranded mozilla)

Make sure kdm-trinity is closed </etc/init.d/kdm-trinity stop> before 
you run it and restart it manually from console </etc/init.d/kdm-trinity 
start> , smxi will not automatically detect Trinity and must run with X