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    How to get your old font back

    In case anyone can't wait to get the old Verdana font back, here's an inelegant workaround. I've only tested this on IE6.

    This only currently works on the individual messages in threads, not the forum pages. I can work on those if anyone's interested (wouldn't take too long I doubt).

    1. Create a text file anywhere you like on your computer. Give it whatever name you'd like.

    2. Open the text file and paste the following lines into it:

    .msgtext,.msgtitle,.msgdate {
    font-family:expression((document.domain=="www.wsc.co.uk " )? "verdana" : "sans-serif" ) ! important;
    font-size:expression((document.domain=="www.wsc.co.uk" )? "11px" : "11px" ) ! important; }


    3. Save the text file.

    4. Rename the text file so that it ends with the suffix ".css" (replacing ".txt"). (You can still edit it using Notepad afterwards.)

    5. Open IE. Select the Tools menu and the Internet Options menu option. When the dialog box appears, click the Accessibility button in the bottom right of the box.

    6. When the Accessibility dialog box appears, under the User style sheet section check the box that says "Format documents using my style sheet," then click the Browse button and select the CSS file you created in steps 1-4.

    7. Click OK and OK again. If the page doesn't look any different, reload it. The new typeface and size should now be present.

    You can change the typeface and size to whatever you'd like by replacing "verdana" and the first "11px" in the lines above with your own choices. You do need to uncheck the box and save, then check it again and save for the change to be applied though.

    #2
    How to get your old font back

    we are going to try and fix this soon but if you really want to go all that trouble...

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      #3
      How to get your old font back

      Hosanna.

      I owe you a couple of pints (and I was one of the c*nts who didn't throw up on the serifs in beta).

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        #4
        How to get your old font back

        Genius! It worked! Thanks, Crusoe.

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          #5
          How to get your old font back

          Sorry doug - didn't realise a change was in the pipeline. It's a quiet day at work today.

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            #6
            How to get your old font back

            I feel like I've just recovered from a hangover and a migraine.

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              #7
              How to get your old font back

              Cool. Someone in London buy that man a pint!

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                #8
                How to get your old font back

                I think I'm in love with Doug.

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                  #9
                  How to get your old font back

                  Wow. Is there a fix for Firefox too(yeah I know there's always one...)?

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                    #10
                    How to get your old font back

                    Bill - yes.

                    Somewhere on your computer is a file called userContent.css or, if you've never edited it before, it may be called userContent-example.css. You'll have to search for it as I'm at work and don't have access to Firefox.

                    You need to put the following lines in this file and save it:

                    @-moz-document domain("www.wsc.co.uk" ) {
                    .msgtext,.msgtitle,.msgdate {
                    font-family: verdana ! important; font-size: 11px ! important; } }


                    Then save it and I think it's automatically applied when you visit the website (you may need to refresh if you're already there).

                    (Note - if it's called userContent-example.css, once you've made those changes you should rename it to remove the -example bit.)

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                      #11
                      How to get your old font back

                      By the way, this is also similar to a very good way to strip out all of the ads and commercial content from those godawful PremiumTV football club websites (both in IE and Firefox).

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                        #12
                        How to get your old font back

                        Can I just say that I quite like this serif font.

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                          #13
                          How to get your old font back

                          Yes, I don't mind it at all. I don't actually use the stylesheet I posted above.

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                            #14
                            How to get your old font back

                            Cheers again Crusoe - you're a genius!

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                              #15
                              How to get your old font back

                              Crusoe wrote:
                              Yes, I don't mind it at all. I don't actually use the stylesheet I posted above.
                              Count me in as another person that doesn't see what's so horrible with this font. Then again, I can't identify a typeface by look, so I'm a philistine.

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