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Thunderbird accessibility.

Angelo de Vigo
Hi,
I use Thunderbird as email client. Due to my impaired sight, I compose
using large size fonts, and then, before sending, I reduce the size to
normal so that the recipient won't be surprised by the large fonts,
However, sometimes I forget to reduce
and the message text goes out as is.

It would help me quite a lot  if,  in the General Option settings for
Thunderbird, a checkbox could be added such that, when checked, the
messge sending process would first adjusted (proportionally) the fonts
to normal size and then would send the message.

Thank you.

Angelo Gonzalez
Vigo, Spain
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Re: Thunderbird accessibility.

Marco Zehe-3
Hi Angelo,

can't you just use CTRL++ to zoom the window and just leave the font
size as is? That will zoom in the window so it gets bigger for you. You
can reduce the zoom with ctrl+- or reset to default with ctrl+0.

Marco

On 31.10.2014 23:39, Angelo de Vigo wrote:

> Hi,
> I use Thunderbird as email client. Due to my impaired sight, I compose
> using large size fonts, and then, before sending, I reduce the size to
> normal so that the recipient won't be surprised by the large fonts,
> However, sometimes I forget to reduce
> and the message text goes out as is.
>
> It would help me quite a lot  if,  in the General Option settings for
> Thunderbird, a checkbox could be added such that, when checked, the
> messge sending process would first adjusted (proportionally) the fonts
> to normal size and then would send the message.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Angelo Gonzalez
> Vigo, Spain
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Re: Thunderbird accessibility.

Liz Henry
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Hi Angelo,

Maybe Marco's suggestion will work for you, but I filed an enhancement
request bug anyway with the content of your email, just in case someone
else would either find it helpful, or would want to work on adding this
feature.

Here is the bug,

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1093178

Best,

Liz


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Re: Thunderbird accessibility.

Angelo de Vigo
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Hi Marco,
First at all, thank you very much for your answer. It worked. It helped
me to find out what I was doing wrong.

Some how, I had come to the idea that both ways of increasing/decreasing
font size (A+/A-  and CTRL+/CTRL-) would have the same effect on the
sent text. So, quite frequently, I used to start composing by clicking,
2 or 3 times, on the A+ symbol of the formatting bar. Upon finishing I
would hit CTRL-0. On occasions, I noticed that CTRL-0 didn't change
anything, but I sent the message anyway. My friends knew of my corneal
transplant surgery and would not mind the large fonts However, people
that did not know me personally, replied with some comments about the
font size.This fact prompted me to try to contact people in the
accessibility list.

I have just tried a few tests by sending text composed using different
number of  CTRL+ keystrokes. In all cases the font size, on the
recipient side was always the same. So, I conclude that *CTRL+/CTRL-
only modifies the size displayed to the user, but does not affect the
size of the sent text.*

As I was ready to send this email I noticed another message referring to
this topic. It came from Liz Henry. She had filed an enhancement request
bug, When checking the link she provided, I found confirmation of my
conclusion in the response given by Magnus Melin .

I wonder if this functional difference between the usage of A+/A-  and
CTRL+/CTRL- is clearly stated in the Mozilla support documentation. If
is not there and it is added, I volunteer to translate it into Spanish.

Thanks to all.
Angelo Gonzalez
Vigo, Spain
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On 03/11/2014 10:01, Marco Zehe wrote:

> Hi Angelo,
>
> can't you just use CTRL++ to zoom the window and just leave the font
> size as is? That will zoom in the window so it gets bigger for you. You
> can reduce the zoom with ctrl+- or reset to default with ctrl+0.
>
> Marco
>
> On 31.10.2014 23:39, Angelo de Vigo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I use Thunderbird as email client. Due to my impaired sight, I compose
>> using large size fonts, and then, before sending, I reduce the size to
>> normal so that the recipient won't be surprised by the large fonts,
>> However, sometimes I forget to reduce
>> and the message text goes out as is.
>>
>> It would help me quite a lot  if,  in the General Option settings for
>> Thunderbird, a checkbox could be added such that, when checked, the
>> messge sending process would first adjusted (proportionally) the fonts
>> to normal size and then would send the message.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Angelo Gonzalez
>> Vigo, Spain
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> dev-accessibility mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-accessibility
> _______________________________________________
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> [hidden email]
> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-accessibility
>

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