Automatic Image Resizing Checked In

Sunday January 19th, 2003

David Illsley writes: "Yesterday saw the checkin of automatic image resizing (bug 73322) to the Mozilla trunk. When turned on (it's disabled by default) it shrinks any image that is bigger than the window to make the whole image visible. When this is done, the cursor over the image changes to tell you that if you click, the image is restored to full size. You get the best of both worlds! This currently doesn't have a prefs UI in Phoenix but if you put the appropriate pref in you user.js file, it works just fine. This is one of the few features in IE that I have seen and liked and it's great that Moz now has it too. Thanks guys."

To enable this feature in Mozilla, go to Edit > Preferences > Appearance and check the 'Enable automatic image resizing' box. If you're using Phoenix, add the following line to your prefs.js or user.js file:

user_pref("browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing", true);

Phoenix Help has more information about editing Phoenix configuration files.

#1 Feature not a Bug?

by ken

Sunday January 19th, 2003 2:14 PM

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Wait, wasn't the general concensus about this IE "feature" that it was a pretty stupid? I mean, tabbed browsing, image blocking, popup blocking, one-click Proxy Settings (with Prefs bar)--these are "features" that are actually useful; they're actually real reasons that I switched to Moz (Phoenix). But, I've never gone to look at an image in my browser wishing, "Gee, I wish that this image was smaller and grainier looking...when, oh when is the Mozilla group going to let me see my images in less detail than the site auther intended?" Do the programmers have time to kill? ;-)