Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger is a Firefox add-on that provides you with the means to increase the font size of the browser's address bar.
Most web browsers offer some features to change the layout of the browser interface, and also a selection of elements on web pages when they get loaded in the browser.
It is for instance possible to change the default font type or size on pages that you visit in your browser of choice. This can be useful if you want the font to be of a certain type or size at all times, for instance if you find the default font size hard to read.
While you can achieve the same by zooming in on the page, zooming is usually set for a page or domain but not globally.
Even if you increase the font size on web pages using browser settings or zooming, you will notice that interface elements of the browser are not affected by this.
Many users who run into issues reading text on web pages because of small font size may also have issues reading interface text such as the web address or tab titles as well.
Firefox, without doubt the browser that is offering the best customization options, does not restrict access to interface elements.
Update: The extension is not compatible with Firefox 57 or newer. We suggest you use the excellent Theme Font & Size Changer instead which is compatible with newer versions of the browser.
The Firefox add-on Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger makes use of this by allowing users of the browser to change the font size of text displayed in the browser's address bar.
The extension increases the font size automatically. You will notice that this impacts not only the address of the site you are on itself but also the dropdown that is used to display suggestions when you type something in the address bar.
A side effect of this is that text uses more space on the address bar which in turn means that long urls may not be displayed in full anymore due to that.The extension is useful when you run Firefox on large display monitors and/or if you have bad eyesight and have difficulties reading address bar text or suggestions.
Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger can be downloaded directly from the Mozilla Firefox add-on repository. It is compatible with all Firefox versions.
The main advantage of Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger is that it works without any configuration. It is still possible to uninstall it and install something like Theme Font & Size Changer to get better control over the resizing.Advertisement
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