Tag wiki excerpts have been getting displayed improperly in Firefox 10.0.2 for the past three hours or so. They're being shown as tall boxes (divs) on the left side of the screen instead of short boxes using the full width of the column. It's wasting a lot of space in the middle of the screen. Here's a screenshot:

tag wiki excerpt stuck to left side of page

This is the correct layout, which I can see in Internet Explorer and another copy of Firefox:

tag wiki excerpt laid out normally

only from root Question to the every

Related Tags

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    @Geoff How is that by-design? Mar 12, 2012 at 20:00
  • @CodeInChaos I'm not able to reproduce this - I'll retag. Mar 12, 2012 at 20:01
  • notice this issue is caused cca 3-4 hours, without restarting FF, updates on demand, last updates for FF ??? week or two back ???
    – mKorbel
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:03
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    I'm having the same issue. Same FF version. Mar 12, 2012 at 20:06
  • Norepro from me, same FF version. Which addons do you guys have?
    – Xeo
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:13
  • @Xeo: HTTPS everywhere, and Greasemonkey (no scripts installed, though) Mar 12, 2012 at 20:16
  • @Xeo see my edit about addons & plugins
    – mKorbel
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:23
  • ... Win updates a patches were sometime on last week :-)
    – mKorbel
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:24
  • You used This is the correct layout, which I can see in Internet Explorer. Its super effective!
    – user1228
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:59
  • @Won't hehehe this's the superlativ in compare with FF :-)
    – mKorbel
    Mar 12, 2012 at 21:10
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    Now reported in Chromium as well... maybe a Verdana/Arial issue?
    – Pops
    Mar 13, 2012 at 14:12
  • @Popular Demand I'll check that and change Font family in the FF settings (up-to 2-3 hours)
    – mKorbel
    Mar 13, 2012 at 14:31
  • @Popular Demand please see my answer here
    – mKorbel
    Mar 13, 2012 at 17:03

2 Answers 2


Your text zoom level may be off - reset the zoom level by:

reset zoom

If you want to zoom use the browser zoom which zooms the entire page, not just the fonts (CTRL-+)

  • thanks no changes, maybe something are cached, I'd have to try log off/on :-)
    – mKorbel
    Mar 12, 2012 at 19:48
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    I see the same issue with the same version of Firefox, and resetting the zoom does not change the behavior. I also notice that this happens only on some excerpts (e.g. I see the extra space when viewing questions tagged wireshark, but not questions tagged elf). Mar 12, 2012 at 19:50
  • Font zoom by ±1 has historically been considered "supported" here. Has this changed?
    – jscs
    Mar 13, 2012 at 20:34
  • Is this still an issue? Mar 14, 2012 at 20:58

as @Popular Demand you are right, this about Font used by WebServices, this feature is possible to disabling in the Mozilla Firefox, notice preview of majorities from web sites is more than terrible ..., I'd have to live with buggy preview :-)

by default is checked option Allow pages to choose their own fonts with output to the screen


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Disabling this option will force all sites to use your default fonts instead.

then output to the screen is (Font Times New Roman)


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