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Is it possible to make an option in user prefs to turn off seeing code text in bold for people who aren't used to or want to read it as a bold text?

Here's what I see in FF4 on Windows XP SP3

Code block where all text is bold

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Erm, the code blocks (on SO and SU at least) already aren't bold... so I'm not sure where you are seeing this? – DMA57361 Jun 10 '11 at 12:51
I'm seeing them in SO, haven't looked on SU. hmm, so is it just me then? – cpx Jun 10 '11 at 12:53
@user this is what I see on an example code block (on WinXP FF 4.01), and a look at the CSS for that code block (via FireBug) shows no style settings to make them bold. – DMA57361 Jun 10 '11 at 12:56
@DMA57361: Please see my edit in question. – cpx Jun 10 '11 at 13:08
I don't see bold text, but I do see comments that are in gray text. – Al E. Jun 10 '11 at 13:14
I've also checked on my opera, I don't know whats going on :( – cpx Jun 10 '11 at 13:16
The example code block shown in the image above can be found here, in case anyone wants to compare to the specific one. – Grace Note Jun 10 '11 at 13:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

After zooming in a few levels (ctrl++) in Firefox it starts to look bold. Maybe you just need to reset your zoom level (ctrl+0)?

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You have Consolas font installed, and since SO stylesheet specifies it explicitly in the font-family chain, it gets picked up before any other. If you really want to change it, make an use of a User CSS functionality (Stylish extension for Firefox, native in Opera, I don't know about others). But it's a fine font, really (you could also remove it completely, but that's a bit of a drastic solution).

I wouldn't want the preference chain to be changed, in any case.

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@DeadMG: I find it more readable than most others; it does require ClearType to look fine, though. – Cat Plus Plus Jun 10 '11 at 13:55

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