The default font size is really small for me. It would be nice to have a option under Settings to change menu font size.

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kacer’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.5 » 6.x-3.0-alpha4
Bryson’s picture

Fantastic mod, but couldn't agree more with the first post here. (I wouldn't mind also having the ability to change the colours :))


Of course if my brain hadn't recently been turned to marshmallow, I would have realised that the easiest way to handle both of the above statements is to modified the relevant stylesheet, as per the instructions in the module's installation instructions:

* To override the font size, add the following line to your theme's stylesheet:

body #admin-menu { font-size: 10px; }

elgandoz’s picture

There are many issue regarding font size in this module...peraphs is actually small! I use custom 10px css customization too, but a better approach trough the admin interface would be more confortable, overall for beginner drupal users.
It would be great have just a checkbox with "Bigger font" option.
I install admin_menu as I install Drupal, and this module simply rocks! This option would make it even better.
PS: i never contribute in a module, can I? this seems easy..

Chi’s picture

Version: 6.x-3.0-alpha4 » 7.x-3.x-dev


It would be great have just a checkbox with "Bigger font" option.

I think it would be text field or select list with font size.

wheelercreek’s picture

I would recommend altering the font-size rule in the CSS document, #admin-menu to use "em" or "%", that alone should fix.

I switched it to .9em and it looks fine on my large resolution monitor. Using that measurement will allow the screens to adjust the font size in a relative manner. You can also over-write it in your theme css, but it should be changed in the module.

Chi’s picture

It's not possible override this rule in theme CSS without patching if you are using core or contributed theme.

TurboPixel’s picture

Great module, but font is small indeed. I know, that it's easy to overide default font size through css, but it's not very user-friendly.
I install admin_menu everytime i install drupal. And my first part of work is to configure the site (nodes, fields, views, etc) on the basic theme just by mouse clicking. I don't want to go and overide stylesheets. But i have no choice, as the font is really too small, especially on big monitors.

I hope one day this feature will be implemented.

Tom Swan’s picture

I wish to add my 2cents to the request for an adjustable font size. My eyes are not too young and increasingly not too good and this feature would greatly improve an already great extension. Thanks! -- Tom Swan PS: literally 5 seconds later discovered Admin ... Toolbar Style which increased the font size when enabled, but I guess a native feature would still be best.

Kristen Pol’s picture

I added a blog post on different ways you can increase the font size:

loopduplicate’s picture

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Hi all,

I'm attaching a patch that adds the option to change the font size in the admin menu UI.

admin menu font size proposal screenshot

It's a little rough around the edges but I thought I'd share. You can test this patch on by using this link:[]=https://www.dru...


volkswagenchick’s picture

Thankyou Loopduplicate.

The patch in #10 works great for my intents and purposes.

I was having a difficult time with navigating the buttons on my 13" laptop screen, and this patch resolved the issue.
The styling could use a little help since the submenu items get a little off vertically, especially on larger font sizes, but I'm going to be using this patch regardless.


loopduplicate’s picture

Thanks for the feedback, volkswagenchick :)

Anas_maw’s picture

Nice patch, Thanks

volkswagenchick’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

I use this patch daily.
Patch owner says it is still rough around the edges.

volkswagenchick’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Needs work