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Set minimum font size in NetNewWire's browser Apps
One thing I missed from NetNewsWire web browser is an option to set minimum font size, so I used a style sheet to change fonts. However, this got tedious, and using a regex to set the font size of all selectors is not something I wanted to do.

Then I found out that you can use the same WebKit parameters you use in Safari to change some of NetNewWire preferences. Just type this in your favorite console (Terminal or other), then press Return:
defaults write com.ranchero.netnewswire WebKitMinimumFontSize 13
I also attempted to kill GIF animations, but unfortunately, setting these parameters to 0 didn't work:
You can use PithHelmet to stop animations, but the SIMBL (the framework that is required to run PithHelmet) caused some glitches with Gmail, so I stopped using it.
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Set minimum font size in NetNewWire's browser
Authored by: weeksatinsead on Mar 07, '06 09:06:00AM

Does PithHelmet work with the full version of NetNewsWire? It doesn't seem to work for me.

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no PH in NNW
Authored by: sjk on Mar 07, '06 11:01:34AM

PithHelmet (2.6.4) isn't working for me in NetNewsWire (2.0.1, non-Lite) browser tabs. I confirmed it last week after moving several feeds from Safari to NNW. Now I'm selectively avoiding ad-heavy NNW browsing by opening certain pages with Safari instead. It's become a painful setback in my Safari->NNW feed migration project. :-(

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Set minimum font size in NetNewWire's browser
Authored by: ra5ul on Mar 07, '06 09:21:14PM

what's the version info of NNW full? pithHelmet by default is restricted to 460 < pH < 462.

try changing the values (or just deleting those keys) in /library/application\ support/simbl/plugins/pithHelmet.bundle/contents/info.plist.

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Set minimum font size in NetNewWire's browser
Authored by: erichsu on Mar 07, '06 09:31:25AM

TREMENDOUS hint. Some sites for reasons unexplainable except by ignorance or idiocy hardwire their RSS to be puny font sizes (like 2). You saved my eyes.

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