Font size change does not affect all tabs in window
By steve... on July 21, 2011 21:02 (imported from Google Code)
- Create a window with multiple tabs using the same font size.
- Resize the font in one tab (grow it). This causes the window to grow and keep the same proportions. (Unlike bug 322, this is fine by me.)
- Switch to a different tab. This tab has the original font size but is much smaller - its character proportions are correspondingly larger. If I want THAT tab to be more visible (for the same reason that I changed the font size in (2)), the window grows AGAIN.
As a concrete example, I normally have 3-4 tabs open in a 100x40 window using 10pt Monaco.
When I resize one tab to be 13pt (the next readable size up), the resized tab stays at 100x40 but the other tabs, still at 10pt, grow to be136x52. If I resize THAT second tab to use 13pt, the window grows AGAIN -- the physical size of the window is larger, and the remaining 10pt windows are now 180x65. Any further resizing is problematic because the window then grows larger than the screen.
My preferred approach would be to make font size a window-specific value, rather than tab-specific, so growing the font size applies to all tabs within the window. As I usually grow the font size to make the window more readable, it doesn't make much sense to have only one tab's font grow. It also makes bug 322 that much more annoying, since the window grows/shrinks each for every tab that is resized.
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