Chrome update causes small fonts

DirectAdmin Support

Staff member
Feb 27, 2003
Just a heads up. I mainly use Chrome, and a recent update to 41.0.2272.89 cause all of our 8pt verdana fonts to shrink a few pixels in height. (website,, verrions system, all DA skins, etc..)
It has been reported to the chrome devs.. I'm sure they'll track it down eventually.
I'm just not sure if it's a fix to a bug that has existed for a long time (forever)... or if it's a newly introduced bug (hoping so).

For now, I've set the font size to 8.5pt in the code (pre-release), but will be monitoring the situation to revert it back to 8pt if Chrome undoes the changes.
If they leave it as is, then I'll leave it at 8.5.
The 8.5 really doesn't change the appearance, but likely pushes the match over a pixel threshold to bump the height to where it was.
In FireFox, the 2 sizes essentially look the same. In IE it never really looked the same anyway (cleartype text?).. but I don't put as much weight on that browser anymore.

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