Why is the font in the message textbox so tiny? Are you trying to save pixels to reduce global warming? Come to think of it, why is this text box so narrow? My browser is currently occupying the full width of the monitor but this textbox is only a quarter of the width of the browser window.
Are there any preferences where this can be altered to one's liking?
I just went to the Firefox options and set the default sans-serif to Letter Gothic 14 pt, which sort of solved the problem.
Except that Firefox's conception of 14pt looks about 9 pt in BlueJ, OpenOffice.org, Internet Explorer, etc. On those other apps 9pt looks about right and 14pt LOOKS MONSTROUS.
Oddly enough, the width of the text box is tied to the font size. Bigger font, wider box. It would appear to make more sense to make it a proportion of the browser windows's current width whatever the size of the font, unless there is some compelling reason I haven't thougut of.