No, I’m not going to complain about transparent PNG or CSS support. Frankly, since I’m not a webmaster, I don’t care about them (sorry).
This one’s pretty specific, and I’m pretty sure that it’s an IE bug.
One thing that I’ve noticed while reading other peoples blogs is that IE seems to get confused about which text size at which I want my pages rendered. For some reason, Eric Lippert’s blog seems to be a constant offender there, although I don’t know why.
For some reason, after reading his ‘blog, I seem to find my text size changed from “Medium” to “Smaller”. Which is usually too small for me. And of course, when I close the browser, it happily sets the new font size as the default for my machine.
I know the setting is kept in the registry somewhere and I could put an ACL on the registry key to prevent it from happening, but I’d love to understand why this is happening. What’s allowing a web page to change the text size I want to use to view the entire web?
Edit: Problem discovered: It was an interaction between a buggy internal tool and IE. Which explains why I didn’t find it by googling