EDIT: (jcolebrand)

Do you want to see the code block font size changed? Vote up for yes, down for no.

And comment or upvote below with a size if yes. Thank you. - jco


Is this intentional? It looks a little out of place.

I went over to SO to compare and there are font size is almost the same, but on this site there is a stark difference:

On dba.stackexchange.com

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On stackoverflow.com, as comparison

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    Generally if you can suggest a better size, we can ask the team@ to look the situation, and maybe "correct" it, but I don't think too many people object to the smaller size. I for one am happy with the smaller size, as it gives more room for code on the screen.
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Oct 2, 2011 at 20:03
  • @jcoldebrand: Can we keep the size comparable to the normal text size. Not noticeably smaller or bigger?
    – Lazer
    Oct 3, 2011 at 7:20
  • I almost always adjust my answers so code blocks don't add a horizontal scrollbar (at least in Chrome) - I hope no-one makes it bigger or I'm going to have to do a lot of editing :) Oct 3, 2011 at 11:42
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    I concur @JackDouglas I dont' want it much larger.
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Oct 3, 2011 at 15:04
  • @Lazer let's keep it simple. Let's let people vote this Q up or down, and after a couple months we should have an idea. I'll edit the Q.
    – jcolebrand Mod
    Oct 3, 2011 at 15:04
  • Wow, only two people care about this question after all this time? I was going to up-vote because I don't like the smaller size when code is placed it inline (I don't mind it in blocks, it just looks funny to me when inline). But it doesn't seem like I should bother.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Dec 17, 2012 at 21:59
  • And I mean in a question/answer, not in a comment, where it looks fine. :-\ Here is an example from this answer: i.stack.imgur.com/J1D9g.png
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Dec 17, 2012 at 22:02

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Indeed this is intentional; you'll also notice a smaller code font size on




  • Okay, thanks. But it does not look right, imo. For a minute I was confused if there was a new setting here to change the size of the code.
    – Lazer
    Oct 2, 2011 at 18:22
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    @Lazer: I like smaller code. Browsers can zoom or you can change font size in your browser
    – gbn
    Oct 4, 2011 at 8:14
  • But @gbn, you can't zoom in on inline code but not the rest of the text. The problem I have is not that the text is small, but that inline code is noticeably smaller than the body text. Why can't they be the same size?
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Dec 17, 2012 at 22:03

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