Yesterday I noticed that line spacing in questions & answers is bigger than before, something like 1.5

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Is there some global change, or is it a bug? Or maybe I do have a bug or something? Can I control line spacing on the site in some easy way? Not that it is intolerable but still it would be good to know if I can change it.

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    $\begingroup$ Meta Stack Exchange: New post formatting (and some of the questions linked there might be of interest, too). $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 5:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Martin Many thanks as always! So, there is no way back? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 5:39
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    $\begingroup$ You've been around long enough to know that SO tells you what you want—sorry, nowadays, they listen to you, then tell you what you want—and that mass user discontent is of no concern. $\endgroup$
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    Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ @LSpice Richard Stallman said that Facebook doesn't have "users", but only "useds". Is StackOverflow moving in the same direction? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 16:07

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You're right, line spacing has been increased, as mentioned here on Meta Stack Exchange: New post formatting

Many people don't like the change, and posts like Please revert the line-height change! and this answer are very popular right now. Stack Exchange has already reduced the line-height a bit from their original intention.

There is no setting in your profile to turn it back to the old style, but somebody already wrote a userscript (some kind of browser extension) which does.


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