Summary: Making message fonts larger with Netscape 4.04

From: Coffindaffer, Virginia (
Date: Wed Apr 08 1998 - 10:12:45 CDT

Thanks to:
        Scott McDermott
        Jim Robertori
        Trent MacDougail
        Gautam Das
Who all had basically correct answers.

Original Question:
How do I make the fonts larger for messages and menus using Netscape
4.04 and Solaris 2.6 ?

        I had forgotten to mention I was in CDE but that makes little
difference - only which files to modify.
1. Thanks to Scott McDermott for the answer I used.
Modify .xinitrc ( or your .dtprofile if using CDE) adding:
        xset +fp /usr/openwin/X11/fonts/75dpi
        xset fp rehash
Of course you may substitute other fonts in place of 75dpi.
2. Thanks to Jim Robertori for the next solution.
There is a Solaris 2.6 patch, 105633-05.tar.Z that also addresses the
3. Gautam wrote:
I have added the following to .Xdefaults
and it does increase the size of the fonts that cannot be increased in
any other way.Your mileage may vary.
I could not get this to work but I may have had a typo.

Thanks again to all. Sorry if I missed anyone.


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