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Blind from the font!

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make LJ readable again? I'm going blind with this new, blurry, skinny font. It's not just IE, either; also in Chrome.

Ugh!

Chris

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miischelle
Dec. 2nd, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Mine is fine.....
cmt2779
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
LJ?
Are you sure you mean LJ? Mine is fine, too. FB, though, recently changed fonts to something smaller and more painful. I've just adjusted to it because the only solution I know of is to make the font on the browser as a whole bigger, which then makes the other pages I'm looking at way too big.
cmt2779
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: LJ?
Having said what I just did, after I posted my comment it did look different. So don't listen to me. I might just be crazy.
kimberlywade
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, mine, too. I just noticed it a couple of days ago. It doesn't look like a different font, just lower resolution. Weird.

I'll check back to see if anyone has an answer for this.
mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Good point! I'll check teh interwebs tomorrow to see if there are any solutions.
silverfae
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks, I thought it was my new contact lens.
I'll check back if you find anything, I've dickered with my style settings and it hasn't changed a thing.
weaselmom
Dec. 2nd, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I think it is specific to IE. The new font name is Segoe, which apparently is Latin for "sucks like a giant sucking thing that sucks." It also changed my default fonts in MS Outlook.
tully01
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Amen on the description of the sucky font that really sucks.
mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Could be! But I'm also seeing "suck" in Chrome.
roseconnelly
Dec. 3rd, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
That's because it is using a new system font. That font applies to your system, or probably lots of folks using MS.

I, using *nix, do not see what you are talking about. It is the same for me as always. Probably because I don't have your Big Sucking Font That Sucks Things.

mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Sucking suck MS suck update!

I just got another update notification. Perhaps that'll fix it....
weaselmom
Dec. 3rd, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
I finally went into IE/Tools/Internet Options/General and changed the "Fonts" to Webpage Font = Verdana and I changed the "Accessibility" formatting to ignore font styles and font sizes on Web pages. So now on LJ at least, I'm seeing pages in nice, crisp Verdana, which was designed specifically to be a Web font. Segoe was clearly designed specifically as a punishment.
mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Accessibility tip; I'd already changed fonts in IE as well as in Windows. Now I've made a fine mess of things, but at least it's slightly more readable. Geebus, I hope a new update fixes all this.
weaselmom
Dec. 3rd, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Aaand just a few minutes ago I had to update to IE8 here at work, and now my IE7 fix doesn't work quite as well as it was. Dammit, MSFT, do you people sit around in meetings all day dreaming up new reasons to make people want to kick you right in the jimmies?
mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
do you people sit around in meetings all day dreaming up new reasons to make people want to kick you right in the jimmies?

Yes, yes they do. I remember the discussions: "You need to always ask yourself, 'How can we piss people off more each day?'"
solan_t
Dec. 2nd, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
And it's only my friends page, not my 'default style' because I don't see it when I go into people journals.
domoadventures
Dec. 2nd, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't experimented with it much, but doesn't Livejournal let you go into the CSS for your theme if you want? Does it not let you change your default font?
mckitterick
Dec. 3rd, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
In theory, yes, but you don't get to edit the CSS directly, and in my CSS at least one cannot change fonts through a GUI, either.
skyflame
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
I changed to a different style. Got a new, larger font that way.
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