• Huge font size printing from Firefox

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    I have tried googling this but their fixes are not working.  When printing from Firefox the font size is so huge it does not fit on the page.  It has to do with Firefox because printing from Brave is fine.  About:config ui.textscalesfactor as number 100 did not work.  Supposedly this was caused by a recent update to Firefox.  Any help is appreciated.

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    • #2480133

      Now I’m in real trouble.  I went to about:config and changed Ui.textScalesFactor to 0.  I am locked out of Firefox.  I deleted Firefox and reinstalled it to no avail.  I tried help and more troubleshooting but nothing came up.  I can’t refresh Firefox.  The other user on my IMac has Firefox working.

    • #2480147

      I solved my problem of getting Firefox back by going to Time Machine and installing Firefox 102.0.1.  This version prints perfectly!  When I calm down I’ll think about getting the latest version.

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      • #2480283

        Was it the new 105 update that caused the huge printing?

        Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake as soon as you make it again.

    • #2480332

      About a 5-6 weeks ago, when Firefox updated on my main computer, the fonts on the screen were 20% larger than before.  Reducing my default font size from 120% to 100% did little to correct the problem.  Thankfully, I do a full C: drive clone clone every weekand easily recovered as all my drives are in slide bays.

      I openeda trouble ticket at Mozilla and they first asked if I had my default font size set greater than 100, which I had.  So I changed it back to 100, restarted FF, and tried again.  Same results.

      Several of the Mozilla techs wrote me to try this, or try that, all of which failed.  Of course, FF wanted to update every time I started it, so I changed the setting to ‘notify me only’.  I mistakenly told them the update worked without a hitch on my laptop (also win 10 20H2) and that I had disabled about 60 Windows services to keep my overclocked AMD 3800x running at maximum speed.

      After a couple of days, their suggested fixes stopped coming and several days after that, I got an email indicating I was the only one to report such a problem so the urgency/priority was dropped. So now I get not one, but 2 annoying ‘update ready’ popups whenever I start FF that have to be responded to.  It’s been 6 weeks or more since I’ve been refusing the updates.  However, about once every 2-3 weeks, I decide to try it again immediately after cloning my C: drive.  I did it this past Saturday.  Same results, same recovery.

      I’m suspicious that it could be that I have the cheapest used video card I cold find on ebay that supports Directx.  Win 10 forced me to do it about 2 years ago, maybe 3.  I am not a gamer so video speed is of zero concern to me.  Whether I see an image in 0.01 second or 0.05 second makes no difference to me.  I’m guessing that the FF update dropped support for my ancient video card and that is causing my problem as well as that of the OP.  Since windows screen print reads the memory in the video card as well as the driver does the same to put it on the screen, that could be our problem.

      So, fixing the problem is a low priority to me these days as well.  However, I think I’ve just talked myself into getting the correct driver from the video card company web site and try updating with that.  As Windows updates have played havoc with my Realtek mobo audio as well as the older SoundBlaster I now use through the years, I’ve disabled all driver updates that Microsoft wants to stuff down my throat using WUMGR.

      I should add it’s the 104 update.

    • #2480392

      Charlie:  It was a previous update that caused this and today I updated to 105 and this problem did not occur.  All printing in Firefox is fit to the page.

      Bratkinson:  May I suggest before you go to all that hassle you try the 105 update and see if it corrected the problem for you as well.

      Hope this helps everyone!

    • #2480712

      Charlie:  It was a previous update that caused this and today I updated to 105 and this problem did not occur.  All printing in Firefox is fit to the page.

      Bratkinson:  May I suggest before you go to all that hassle you try the 105 update and see if it corrected the problem for you as well.

      Hope this helps everyone!

      I’ll give it a shot!  Thanks!

    • #2480724

      Regretably, 105 didn’t fix my problem.  Looks like it’s time to replace my cheapo video card…

      Glad to know your problem was solved.

      • #2483068

        I give up.  After a couple of months declining Firefox updates not once, but twice at every FF startup (15+ times per day), I give up.

        I’re reinstalled video drivers that came with my older video card.  Changed FF settings prior to update, restored all the Windows services from ‘disabled’ to ‘automatic’ that could have anything to do with video, changed fonts, changed default font scaling to 100% from 120%, I’ve even restored all the device drivers for my motherboard and processor!

        Today was the straw that broke the camels back.  I upgraded to a brand new AMD Radeon 7650 video card and I STILL have the same problem!

        There comes a time when it’s fruitless to fight city hall.  It’s bad enough when Mickeysoft uses some ‘backdoor’ in Windows to update Windows even though WUMGR has it blocked.  It’s clear that the Mozilla team changed something about their screen handling that messed me up.  So, it’s not worth battling any longer.

         

    • #2483224

      Windows 10 21H2 Pro. Sept updates, Portable Firefox esr 102.3.0

      Printing with normal fonts.

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