Changing the Default Font Size of Thunderbird
Thunderbird uses a default font size of
8 to display the text of folders names and message subject lines. You can increase the size of the font to create a larger display of the same messages by adding a little text file to your profile.
So if your eyes could use a break from small print, give this tip a try:
- Open any of these programs (NotePad, WordPad or DreamWeaver)
- Make a new file containing the text shown below:
- Go to File→Save As... and name your file
- Next, go to C:\Documents and Settings_[yourusername]_\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles
- There, you'll find a folder with the ending
.default; click on this folder.
- In the
.defaultfolder, create a new folder called
- Double click to open the
- Copy or move your newly created
userChrome.cssfile into the chrome folder.
- Finally, open Thunderbird. Your messages will display in the revised font size.
Thanks to Sandy Ball and Nikki Massaro Kauffman for this handy tip!