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    Body font HUGE in Opera, what's that about then?

    Hiya,

    Just cross checking a website over the different browsers and noticed the body text is mahoosive in Opera.

    Anyone seen this before and know how it can be fixed.

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    Just FYI, there's a typo in your URL so the link is broken, for others to look, it's:

    http://kerrylouisebespokesoftfurnishings.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlyanderson View Post
    Anyone seen this before and know how it can be fixed.
    It can be fixed, but only by the Opera user, whose has to set their minimum font size back to default:

    Ctrl+F12 (Opera > Settings > Preferences) > Advanced > Font type > Minimum font size (pixels) > set to 12 (= default, I believe).
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    Right ok so there's nothing I can do to resolve this. Just annoying as it's look so over-sized :-(

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    Ok I had another look and it turns out I didn't specify the body font size. Was fine in all browsers but rendered large in Opera. Now I have specified it all works ok.

    Just thought I would post in case anyone else ever has the same prob :-)

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    OK, thanks for making us aware of that Opera behavior. However, even if you would set the body font size to 12px, if the Opera user has their minimum font size set to 16px, the smallest font will be 16px. That user setting overrules everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    OK, thanks for making us aware of that Opera behavior. However, even if you would set the body font size to 12px, if the Opera user has their minimum font size set to 16px, the smallest font will be 16px. That user setting overrules everything.
    The same is true of any other browser. If the user defines the font size they want to use then it will override that defined in the page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    The same is true of any other browser. If the user defines the font size they want to use then it will override that defined in the page.
    I know, but there is a difference between Opera and all the other browsers: the minimum font size vs. the font size setting/zoom.

    For example, I made a page with 9 layouts, to give my clients something to work with, and dynamically put text inside them. With 9 layouts that preferably had to be shown on one viewport, you can imagine the font size had to be really small. It would work in all browsers except Opera, because of the minimum font size of 11 or 12 pixels that Opera has default. That distorted the layouts, due to the uneven enlargement of the font size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    It would work in all browsers except Opera, because of the minimum font size of 11 or 12 pixels that Opera has default. That distorted the layouts, due to the uneven enlargement of the font size.
    The default minimum font size is 0 in Opera 12.14. You can confirm this by pasting opera:config#UserPrefs|MinimumFontSize into the address bar field and clicking the Default button or by creating a new installation in a custom folder.

    Maybe ya'll were using an old version of Opera? I don't know if this default was ever changed.
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    Maybe ya'll were using an old version of Opera? I don't know if this default was ever changed.
    I was indeed using Opera 10. And I never changed the default setting, didn't even know of its existence, until that problem arose. But thanks for the info.


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