Why are login boxes too small to type into in Firefox and IE but normal size in Opera?

Jason August 20, 2011

I have a crazy problem. First, I use Firefox as my browser. My problem is when I go to my Yahoo or Facebook or anything that I have to put a user name and password in, the login boxes are too small and tiny to type into. I tried the Shift and +, but no help. It does the same with Internet Explorer.

But I downloaded a new browser OPERA and when I go to my accounts, I am able to log in like normal. It’s driving me crazy, please help! Any advice?

  1. Tina
    August 21, 2011 at 11:25 am


    did you find the culprit and were you able to fix it? Please let us know what caused your issue. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous
    August 20, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Instal Firebug, to see the layout properties of the textbox. somewhere you set the font-size to something really small.

    sign in and password boxes are to small to type into

  3. Jeffery Fabish
    August 20, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Hi Jason,

    Firefox considers configurations by the system to be of greater priority than its own, so a configuration in Internet Explorer is likely to effect Firefox as well. Try going to start -> control panel -> internet options -> "Advanced" tab and in the "browsing" area, disable "Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in webpage" (so this should now be unchecked).