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.

#8 Re: Good

by jgraham

Sunday January 19th, 2003 4:24 PM

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You underestimate the ability of people to complain about things just because. Complaining about features just because "I don't need that" is stupid - often other people will need them. In this case, the feature will have zero effect on your life if you don't enable it. Even with it enabled, the interface is totally transparent. Personally I can see the argument for adding to this with a 'page zoom' feature to complement text zoom (i.e. resize pages and the images). For single image pages this could be used to set the appropriate combination of resize related distortion and scrolling annoyingness.