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Changing size of key system metrics

Sorry to be so full of questions - Is there a way to change the size of the key system metrics? What I mean is that looking at used swap, net inbound, net outbound and used ram the information is not very easy to see. I’ve attached a screenshot.


@Jacek-Kolasa You’re correct, no changes should be made in Netdata. I didn’t have the problem until I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04 so something had been changed in the Ubuntu version of Firefox which I use.

@chris-pollock I wasn’t aware that the problem like that can exist, so thanks for your research! I don’t see if this can be fixed on our side, because perhaps some users would like to zoom the text on some cases, please correct me if you think otherwise :slight_smile:

Thank you to share this with us @chris-pollock !

@chris-pollock I asked on the Firefox help page - got a quick reply that fixed the issue. I’ll share it here

Your Firefox screenshot shows that you have set a larger text for that part. The numbers are placed at a fixed position and the label text above it doesn't fit on one line and wraps and covers the numbers. This can either be that a larger font is used or that you have set a larger default font size.

If you have made changes to Advanced font-size settings like increasing the minimum/default font-size then try the Default font-size setting "16" and the Minimum font-size setting "none" in case the current setting is causing the problem.

    Options/Preferences -> General: Fonts & Colors -> Advanced -> Minimum Font Size (none) 

Make sure you allow pages to choose their own fonts.

    Options/Preferences -> General: Fonts & Colors -> Advanced
    [X] "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above" 

It is better not to increase the minimum font-size, but to use the builtin Firefox Zoom feature.

    Options/Preferences -> General -> Language and Appearance -> Zoom 


@chris-pollock I just now tested this with Google Chrome and Brave browser. Both look correct as in the screenshots below so the issue is with Firefox it seems.
Google Chrome


I’ll have to take a look at setting in Firefox to see if I can figure out what has changed since it looked fine in Ubuntu 18.04.

Running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS browser is
Installed: 81.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
Candidate: 81.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

@chris-pollock can you please let us know what browser version/os are you using?

@chris-pollock thank you for the bigger screenshot, I am waiting for an answer from the front-end team, as soon I have it I will give to you. Unfortunately I do not have enough knowledge on front-end to answer you right now.

@Thiago-Marques-0 Here’s a bit larger screenshot


@chris-pollock no problem, write the number of questions that you need to understand Netdata we are here to help you.

I never saw on dashaboard any configuration related to this, it is possible that we will need a feature request for this.

I asked our frontend team about this and when I have a proper answer I will give to you, it is also possible they will come here to answer us.

Best regards!