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Set a minimum font size in Safari Web Browsers
As someone with very bad eyes, I was quite angry that Safari did not include a minimum font size option, meaning that many fonts appeared too small for me to see.

Taking a wild guess, I added the following lines to the com.apple.Safari.plist file located in the User preferences folder:
<key>WebKitMinimumFixedFontSize</key>
<integer>13</integer>
<key>WebKitMinimumFontSize</key>
<integer>14</integer>
To my surprise, it worked, and Safari will no longer display fonts at any sizes lower than those specified.
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you can use the command line as well...
Authored by: jayfly on Jan 11, '03 03:26:03PM
You can also add those lines via the command line, just enter the following:

To Add:

% defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitMinimumFontSize 13
% defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitMinimumFixedFontSize 14


To Delete:

% defaults delete com.apple.Safari WebKitMinimumFontSize
% defaults delete com.apple.Safari WebKitMinimumFixedFontSize


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new beta safari
Authored by: benoitc on Jan 11, '03 06:11:04PM

With the last upgrade of safari available at (http://www.apple.com/safari/download/) you couls set the default font and size in preferences. You could also change size font bigger and smaller in view menu.



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new beta safari
Authored by: bloom_64 on Jan 12, '03 08:43:03AM

This thread is about MINIMUM font sizes. The ones you are talking are the STANDARD font sizes...



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Safari Enhancer
Authored by: Typhoon14 on Jan 11, '03 06:47:53PM
I've since rolled this and a bunch of other stuff into my Safari Enhancer application.

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Safari Enhancer
Authored by: RichB on Nov 20, '03 12:02:50AM
As noted already on the Safari Enhancer site, setting minimum font size in Safari 1.1 is Broken in Panther!

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text size in Safari
Authored by: vivianawong on Jan 12, '03 08:34:16PM

You can also change the type size with the Apple key and the (+) or (-) buttons just as you change image size under Adobe Photoshop. It is faster and more familiar to the non-Unix crowd.



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Any way to disable GIF animation?
Authored by: Dr. Smoke on Jan 13, '03 10:56:00AM

Based on the hint above, I've tried a couple of things in an attempt to disable GIF animation in Safari. I made these modifications using Property List Editor:

1. Based on looking at OmniWeb's preferences, I tried adding

WebKitAnimationMaxLoops > Number > 0

to Safari preferences. This didn't work.

2. Based on the format of WebKitJavaEnabled I tried adding

WebKitAnimationsEnabled > Boolean > No

to Safari preferences. This didn't work, either.

For me, Safari's lack of a preference to disable animated GIFs is just one of the reasons I've no interest in using this browser at present. At least other animations (e.g. Flash) can be disabled by disabling plugins, java, and javascript.

If someone finds a way to disable GIF animations, I'm interested!



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