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help viewer font size [message #782321] Mon, 23 January 2012 14:32 Go to next message
zermelo spada is currently offline zermelo spadaFriend
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Registered: January 2012
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I'm using Eclipse 3.7.1 on Ubuntu 10.10, my browser is Firefox 3.6.10.
My problem is that I cannot change the font size in the help viewer. I have tried Crtl-+ and Crtl+mousewheel, I have also changed the preferences so that the help viewer uses Firefox and not the internal broswer, but nothing happens.
Anybody has a clue?
Re: help viewer font size [message #788213 is a reply to message #782321] Wed, 01 February 2012 13:59 Go to previous message
Ted MarstonFriend
Messages: 3
Registered: January 2012
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I struggled with this for ages and managed to partially solve it
by going to Window->Prefernces->Help and setting
"Open help search" to "in a browser"
"Open help view documents" to "in a browser"
"Open help contents" to "in an external browser"
then clicking on "See Web Browser"
and clicking on "use external web browser"
and under "External web browsers I chose "firefox".

If I remember correctly, I had to click on "Restore Defaults"
and re-do the last two clicks, before the firefox option appeared.

Now I get the help pages in firefox where I can adjust the font
sizes, but the "Contents" part of the window seems to use a point
size way bigger than the content part of the window. Still annoying
but I can live with that.

The Help->Welcome page still seems to use the Eclipse window
and very small fonts though.

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