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    Thunderbird Font Size

    What ho one and all,

    I have everything within TB est to html formatting. As I did with OE6. With OE6, within any message i was creating, I could alter the fonts size at will, including down to around 8 point.

    With TB, that does not appear possible, or is it. I can increase the size but there is a limit to the smaller size, which is set by Tiny, Small, Medium, etc options. But small and tiny are the same with no reference to the actual font size as a number.

    Is there a way to have a font size as most word processing program offer, rather than Tiny, Small, etc?

    I have tried Google but all leads show either a global solution for all GUI fonts or Tiny, Small etc. rather than specific composition font sizing.

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    I don't have a specific solution but I've found that a lot of my issues and needs with TB were solved by looking for add-ons. There are lots. You might even find a solution to your other address book issue.



    https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/

    https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US...ver=&platform=


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    Also in the TB toolbar:

    Tools>addons and themes>recommendations is another place to look.

    Note that some addons are only for older versions of TB.
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    How small a font do you want? Anything smaller than 8 point I not going to be readable by most people, especially on today's high-res large screen monitors, unless you are planning on including a Russian novel's worth of disclaimer info that you do not expect anyone to actually read anyway.

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    Thanks for the links.

    I know I can alter the viewing font size by Cntl + Scroll but I am talking referring the actual o the created message font size. Tiny / small / normal is like T-shirt sizes which mean almost nothing without a specific numerical reference.

    The RefProg-FontSizes link is interesting and at least it does have numerical reference.

    These two attachments are what I mean. The first is from my now defunct OE6 (I would go back to it if someone hacks a OAuth2 fix) and the second is TB

    OE6 font.jpg

    TB Font Size.jpg

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    What resolution is your monitor set for? The 8 point and Tiny size are much larger in the images you posted than they would be on any monitor I am currently using, and I am not even using a 4k or even a 2k monitor.

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