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:
#22 Re: The Worst of IE, Coming to Mozilla
Monday January 20th, 2003 2:54 AM
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I understand if people don't like this feature (I haven't tried I yet, but I can imagine that I might like it in certain situations), but I completely fail to see any kind of copyright violation here. The creator of the website has not control over the final appearance of his site anyway and as a user I am allowed to sequeeze and stretch a picture or webpage as I please. If I have a monochrome screen the picture looks different than on 22" cinema display. This is completely normal and has nothing to do with copyright whatosever.