How to Change Default Font in Firefox

By Techwalla Contributor

Sometimes the default font in your Web browser is too small or hard on the eyes. Other times, you may want to change the font just for fun. Mozilla Firefox users have the option to change their default font whenever they please by completing a few quick steps directly in the browser's Tools menu.

Step 1

Connect to the Internet using Firefox and click on "Tools" at the top of the page.

Step 2

Scroll down to the bottom and click on "Options" to bring up a small pop-up window. Move your mouse over to the word "Content" and click on it to open the sub-screen.

Step 3

Change the default font type by clicking the drop-down menu under Fonts & Colors and selecting a font type other than Times New Roman.

Step 4

Select the font size you want by clicking the down arrow and highlighting the coordinating number. If you want a smaller font size, select "8" or "10"; larger font sizes include "14," "16" and "18" for most font types.

Step 5

Change your default font color by clicking on the "Color" box and selecting the shade of your choice. Click "OK."

Step 6

Click "OK" to save your changes and exit the menu.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't go too big with your default font or you may not be able to see an entire Web page when it's displayed.