Chrome tabs text size

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Sat Jul 23 15:05:16 UTC 2016

On 07/23/2016 09:28 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:31:12 -0500, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> A couple of days ago Ubuntu 14.04 received a few updates and Chrome
>> updated from to Now the text in Chrome's tabs appears
>> to be almost twice the size as normal.
> Hi,
> I neither have 14.04 installed, nor Chrome or Chromium for my 16.04
> install, so I can't say anything about this issue. However, since
> Chrome must be from a third party repository, I've taken a look at
> and for Trusty, but even for Yaketty
> Chromium still is version 51.0.2704.79. Taking a look at
>, even unstable doesn't
> provide an upgrade yet. A wild guess, one reason for this issue could
> be related to the dependency chain.

Looking in Synaptic I see google-chrome-stable  52.0.2743.82-1 comes 
from Local/main( It was released 07/20/2016.

Regards,  Jim

> Since I seldom use google-chrome, I don't regularly upgrade it, for my
> Arch Linux, were Chrome is installed. Official Arch Linux repositories
> still provide Chromium 51.0.2704.106, but Chrome available by the
> Arch user repository is 52.0.2743.82. So I build Chrome 52.0.2743.82
> right now and compared it with 51.0.2704.106 by screenshot.
> The tab font size remains the same. Another 51 release available in my
> cache is 51.0.2704.84, I also installed this package and the font size
> for the tabs didn't change. Note, Arch Linux is a _real_ rolling
> release, so most packages follow stable releases from upstream,
> however, for this test I only upgarded and downgraded I'm
> running openbox and use ~/.gtkrc-2.0 to set up the font size.
> At least for other GTK2 apps I noticed that ~/.gtkrc-2.0 was ignored
> for my Ubuntu 15.10 and still is ignored for my 16.04, also running
> openbox.
> Regards,
> Ralf

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