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#1 2014-05-21 20:02:12

replabrobin
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chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Just upgraded to the latest chromium Version 35.0.1916.114 (270117), now the url bar font size is much too large and also all the menus seem to have an oversized leading so my menus are far too large. Is there any way to bring them down to a reasonable size? I don't run windows so why should I suffer this from chromium?

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#2 2014-05-21 20:12:35

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Ironically, I have the opposite problem, all the UI fonts are too small in Chrome 35 (Stable) and 36 (Dev) after the introduction of Aura to Chrome on Linux. In the end, I ended up adding to an existing bug report:

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu … ?id=375824

There has to be something within Chrome and our set-ups which is causing these odd sized fonts within the Chrome UI.

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#3 2014-05-21 20:53:09

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Must be some resource or class that's changed then. Pity is I can't seem to downgrade to 34 as I get an annoying message from chromium 34 saying my profile was created by a newer version of Chromium. Don't app developers ever learn how to keep user settings independent of upgrades etc etc? My settings are my settings nottheirs. But then this is Google the new M$.

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#4 2014-05-21 21:00:38

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Definitely finding the address bar font way too big as well. Not really usage breaking stuff, but looks definitely quite silly. I find it unbelievable that, to this day, that isn't a customizeable setting within Chrome.

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#5 2014-05-21 23:25:09

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

I'm also having large fonts in address bar, UI and tabs... I downgraded to 34, I do get those annoying messages but, then again, I rarely ever quit chrome or reboot... have to wait to see how all this ends up...
interestingly, opera quit linux, now chromium is acting strange... firefox ?

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#6 2014-05-21 23:29:12

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

curson wrote:

Definitely finding the address bar font way too big as well. Not really usage breaking stuff, but looks definitely quite silly. I find it unbelievable that, to this day, that isn't a customizeable setting within Chrome.

Google seems more interested in making you swallow their product the way they want you to have it.

For example, to this day there's still no option to turn off font boosting on Chrome for Android despite the severe issues it causes on some pages.

Some guy in charge there thinks this stuff is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and he's going to make sure you have it whether you like it or not.

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#7 2014-05-21 23:40:41

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Would this add-on work for you guys? Not sure if it is directly related to your problem, but I used to have these problems related to font sizes, after installing it I never experienced anything abnormal anymore.

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#8 2014-05-22 07:24:51

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

I think that addon is for adjusting fonts in the displayed content, but I'm experiencing strangely large sizes in the URL bar and the various menus. I'm using the gtk+theme and mostly like it. Until 35 there was no great difference between the tab & url bar font sizes. In 35 I see them much larger. If this change is deliberate then I must assume that 'some guy' is a 'designer' and wants us to eat his vomit. I cannot see why anyone would want to force this behaviour, but presumably corporate branding/styling might be part of it.

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#9 2014-05-22 07:33:05

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

I'd say it is pretty clearly a bug... If you experiment with the GTK font sizes, you will see that you can increase and dcerease the size, but that it is disproportionate to all the other GTK apps.


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#10 2014-05-22 10:43:12

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

jasonwryan wrote:

I'd say it is pretty clearly a bug... If you experiment with the GTK font sizes, you will see that you can increase and dcerease the size, but that it is disproportionate to all the other GTK apps.

yes, very likely to be a bug but chrome/chromium is now in a transition phase from using GTK to using their Aurora rendering. I don't like it right now, but who knows, maybe in the end it turns out to be great.

Off topic: now we have two products that don't care much about thier users, GNOME and Chrome... Yet, I use them both... Stockholm syndrome? xD

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#11 2014-05-22 10:57:22

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

On my ARM chromebook, the Chromium fonts are ignoring display DPI settings. My display is about 131 which I usually set in Xfce. If I set DPI to 96 and adjust all by system fonts accordingly then all fonts including chromium are consistent. Sorry, my Arch Laptop (Intel) has a 15 inch display around 96dpi so I can't compare here.

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#12 2014-05-22 11:17:20

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

same problem after update... oversized font in bookmarks bar... very annoying: now I can't see my bookmarks at a glance
waiting for a solution

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#13 2014-05-24 06:29:09

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

It has happened earlier as well. I don't know what Chrome designers are actually trying to do. Either enable customization if "few" users are complaining about smaller address bars, or just decrease it. This update really sucks.

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#14 2014-05-24 13:49:33

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

I raised an issue here.

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#15 2014-05-24 15:05:58

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Font problems started happening in Windows with Chrome 33, and it was only a matter of time before it was going to hit Linux.

I have the same problem as @replabrobin in that my URL bar fonts are much larger than everything else. I'm using SegoeWP for everything.


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#16 2014-05-24 18:58:07

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

Has anyone else noticed that the time lag to start a new session of Chrome is more now? I feel a bit more delay (significant) when I start Chrome. (this version only, 35)

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#17 2014-05-25 03:43:55

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

clfarron4 wrote:

Font problems started happening in Windows with Chrome 33, and it was only a matter of time before it was going to hit Linux.

I have the same problem as @replabrobin in that my URL bar fonts are much larger than everything else. I'm using SegoeWP for everything.

I laughed when I saw it on someones Windows PC, thinking it was either their font settings or something... turns out it was also destined to hit Linux which is a complete PITA as the top bar looks silly as hell.

See here: http://i.imgur.com/8ZjrFJH.png

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#18 2014-05-25 04:01:17

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

The reason the fonts have changed (and likely many other things) is that in Chrome/Chromium 35 Google has stopped using GTK+2 and is instead using their own Aura toolkit for rendering the window. This is actually a really good thing (aside from the occasional font issue, which I imagine will get fixed in further releases), as there is now one less GTK+2 dependence. Also, Chrome/ium is now rendered on ALL platforms using Aura, which is great for development. The way that the current Aura toolkit matches the theme to the GTK theme is by interpreting the theme css on the fly, and then doing it's best to match it, albeit with some hiccups.

Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n … px=MTYyNzQ

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#19 2014-05-25 04:14:21

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

brittyazel wrote:

The reason the fonts have changed (and likely many other things) is that in Chrome/Chromium 35 Google has stopped using GTK+2 and is instead using their own Aura toolkit for rendering the window. This is actually a really good thing (aside from the occasional font issue, which I imagine will get fixed in further releases), as there is now one less GTK+2 dependence. Also, Chrome/ium is now rendered on ALL platforms using Aura, which is great for development. The way that the current Aura toolkit matches the theme to the GTK theme is by interpreting the theme css on the fly, and then doing it's best to match it, albeit with some hiccups.

Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n … px=MTYyNzQ

Considering the font issue has been marked as "won'tfix" on Windows for 9 months, I doubt the font issue will be fixed on Linux.

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#20 2014-05-25 06:20:22

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

@joshtau

Did they give a reason for won'tfix?

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#21 2014-05-25 06:34:40

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

orschiro wrote:

@joshtau

Did they give a reason for won'tfix?

Probably because they don't see it as a bug. I'm guessing a designer wanted the address bar font to be that size.


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#22 2014-05-25 11:34:22

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

I also think this is a 'designer' issue. I reckon they want the urlbar font & menu spacing enlarged for the mobile platform. Perhaps the real bug is that the bookmark  font does obey my GTK settings while the spacing doesn't. Anyhow all they need to do is make all these values configurable in some  reasonable way. Fon names leading values and font sizes are relatively easy to control.

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#23 2014-05-26 01:54:41

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

brittyazel wrote:
orschiro wrote:

@joshtau

Did they give a reason for won'tfix?

Probably because they don't see it as a bug. I'm guessing a designer wanted the address bar font to be that size.

The top address bar looking janky, and not being controlled via DPI or being able to be edited IS a bug.

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#24 2014-05-26 04:43:34

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

joshtau wrote:
brittyazel wrote:
orschiro wrote:

@joshtau

Did they give a reason for won'tfix?

Probably because they don't see it as a bug. I'm guessing a designer wanted the address bar font to be that size.

The top address bar looking janky, and not being controlled via DPI or being able to be edited IS a bug.


Eh...maybe, maybe not.

The point is, from this moment forward the UI is rendered the same across all platforms. Therefore, the address bar font is now the size that it is on the other platforms as well. If you want it changed, you need to propose why the font size be changed on all the platforms, as the idea that Linux should have it different is exactly what they just moved away from. Either that, or convince a developer to add a advanced settings option to change the font size in the address bar.


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#25 2014-05-26 09:10:17

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Re: chromium 35 seems to have overlarge font size

brittyazel wrote:
joshtau wrote:
brittyazel wrote:

Probably because they don't see it as a bug. I'm guessing a designer wanted the address bar font to be that size.

The top address bar looking janky, and not being controlled via DPI or being able to be edited IS a bug.


Eh...maybe, maybe not.

The point is, from this moment forward the UI is rendered the same across all platforms. Therefore, the address bar font is now the size that it is on the other platforms as well. If you want it changed, you need to propose why the font size be changed on all the platforms, as the idea that Linux should have it different is exactly what they just moved away from. Either that, or convince a developer to add a advanced settings option to change the font size in the address bar.

It's the same across other systems, so I'll have to write something and release it that fixes this, if I can figure out Chromium smile.

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