some questions about 'about:config'

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some questions about 'about:config'

Unread postby mipak » Fri, 12 Jan 2018, 20:34

I would like to increase the width of the scrollbar in Palemoon from 2.5mm/3mm to 5mm.

I went into 'about:config' and discovered there were just over 60 lines with the word 'scroll' in each of them but which one to adjust, I have no idea.

also in 'about:config', I didn't count how many lines there were containing 'font' but there were loads of them including a large number relating to different languages.
In the main Palemoon, all the words at the top including the two text fields I'm looking at now are very tiny and I'd like to know what to look for in order to increase the font size.
In tools > options > content, the font size appears to only apply to what's on the main screen and not to the two or three bars that run across the top of the screen.

If anyone is able to point me in the right direction, either in or out of 'about:config', I'd be really grateful.

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Re: some questions about 'about:config'

Unread postby qrestlove » Sat, 13 Jan 2018, 01:27

Regarding changing the width of the scrollbar: I don't know for sure if that is an option in Pale Moon. But NewScrollbars extension -- ... crollbars/ -- can still be used with Pale Moon by default, and there's a setting there to customize the scrollbar in various ways, including width. Hopefully that works for you.

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Re: some questions about 'about:config'

Unread postby back2themoon » Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 16:25

Another option would be to do it globally: How to change the size of scrollbars in Windows 10
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Re: some questions about 'about:config'

Unread postby Goodydino » Tue, 16 Jan 2018, 20:14

To change the width of scrollbars, you could use a userChrome.css file. I think this code would do it:
/*Scrollbar width*/
scrollbar[orient="vertical"] {
width:15px !important;
scrollbar[orient="horizontal"] {
height:15px !important;

To change the size of text in the whole interface (which was too small for me to read comfortably), I used this code:
/*Global UI font*/
* font-size: 15px !important;

At the top of the file, you need this code:
/* Do not remove the @namespace line -- it's required for correct functioning */
@namespace url("");

This page gives more info about userChrome.css and how to set it up.

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