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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.


#24 Re: The Worst of IE, Coming to Mozilla

by zreo2 <aa@globecom.se>

Monday January 20th, 2003 3:21 AM

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Ok. It can be annoying when IE do shrink the image. But we are talking about big images now that doesn't fit the window. So 99.99% of all sites will not be affected of this change... if an ordinary website contains very large images is often because: * the webmaster don't know how to make the images smaller and forces its viewers to download a large image. * the image itself is in a pop-up window that is to small compare to the image. Once again the webmasters fault. * (and now the annoying one in ie) you choose to view a single large image in your browser from explorer

I think this is a good feature if (like in ie) you can turn it off :) because some people will think this feature is nice.