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[Approved] New toolbar buttons for page zoom, merge Page & Text Zoom articles, add a link to Default FullZoom Level add-on

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  1. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    Posted by Chris Ilias on June 11, 2011 in related discussion:


    In Firefox 4, there are now toolbar buttons for page zoom. That needs to be added to this article.

    Posted by '''Chris Ilias''' on June 11, 2011 in [/forums/knowledge-base-articles/706821?last=40410#post-39996 related discussion]: ---- In Firefox 4, there are now toolbar buttons for page zoom. That needs to be added to this article.
  2. Nic Matthew 18 posts
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    I came up with a section about using the toolbar to zoom in and out, and had to include how to get the zoom items in the toolbar before explaining how to zoom in and out using them. It needs review. As I was writing it, however, I thought about some of the following:

    • Are the toolbar items platform specific?
    • That section could definitely benefit from some pictures, as there isn't too much text involved in the process.
    • Is {button +} and {button -} the correct markup for the magnifying glass icons that appear in the toolbar?
    I came up with a section about using the toolbar to zoom in and out, and had to include how to get the zoom items in the toolbar before explaining how to zoom in and out using them. It needs review. As I was writing it, however, I thought about some of the following: * Are the toolbar items platform specific? * That section could definitely benefit from some pictures, as there isn't too much text involved in the process. * Is <code>{button +}</code> and <code>{button -}</code> the correct markup for the magnifying glass icons that appear in the toolbar?
  3. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    Your button markup looks OK to me but where do you see "magnifying glass icons"?

    Also, you only need {for fx4} for the new section (not {for fx5, fx4}) since {for fx4} now means "show for Firefox 4 and above".

    Just a thought, you might want to add a link to Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars for people who want more information about toolbar customization.

    Your button markup looks OK to me but where do you see "magnifying glass icons"? Also, you only need {for fx4} for the new section (not {for fx5, fx4}) since {for fx4} now means "show for Firefox 4 and above". Just a thought, you might want to add a link to [[How do I customize the toolbars?]] for people who want more information about toolbar customization.
  4. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    P.S. You also asked, "Are the toolbar items platform specific?". What do you mean? What OS are you using?

    P.S. You also asked, "Are the toolbar items platform specific?". What do you mean? What OS are you using?
  5. Nic Matthew 18 posts
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    Your button markup looks OK to me but where do you see "magnifying glass icons"?

    After adding the "Zoom Controls" item to the toolbar, two magnifying glass icons show up, one + and one -. This should probably be explained.

    Also, you only need {for fx4} for the new section (not {for fx5, fx4}) since {for fx4} now means "show for Firefox 4 and above".

    Thank you, will remember that for future edits.

    Just a thought, you might want to add a link to How do I customize the toolbars? for people who want more information about toolbar customization.

    Sounds like a good idea to me.

    P.S. You also asked, "Are the toolbar items platform specific?". What do you mean? What OS are you using?

    I'm running linux, I wouldn't think that it would be different, but it was just a thought that occurred to me in writing the "for" tag.

    <blockquote>Your button markup looks OK to me but where do you see "magnifying glass icons"?</blockquote> After adding the "Zoom Controls" item to the toolbar, two magnifying glass icons show up, one '''+''' and one '''-'''. This should probably be explained. <blockquote>Also, you only need {for fx4} for the new section (not {for fx5, fx4}) since {for fx4} now means "show for Firefox 4 and above". </blockquote> Thank you, will remember that for future edits. <blockquote>Just a thought, you might want to add a link to How do I customize the toolbars? for people who want more information about toolbar customization.</blockquote> Sounds like a good idea to me. <blockquote>P.S. You also asked, "Are the toolbar items platform specific?". What do you mean? What OS are you using?</blockquote> I'm running linux, I wouldn't think that it would be different, but it was just a thought that occurred to me in writing the "for" tag.
  6. Nic Matthew 18 posts
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    I've now done everything mentioned in my previous post, as well as adding an image. Do the zoom controls look any different in Windows/Mac?

    I've now done everything mentioned in my previous post, as well as adding an image. Do the zoom controls look any different in Windows/Mac?
  7. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    Sorry for not replying sooner.

    Here is a screenshot of the toolbar zoom controls in Firefox 5 on Windows 7:
    https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/gallery/image/7687 Fx5Win7-ZoomControls

    The toolbar zoom controls look the same on the Firefox 5 toolbar on Mac OS 10.6 (no "magnifying glass" icons, just simple - and + buttons). You should make the phrase "magnifying glass icons" for linux (or just remove that phrase) and make the image for linux.

    Sorry for not replying sooner. Here is a screenshot of the toolbar zoom controls in Firefox 5 on Windows 7:<br> https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/gallery/image/7687 [[Image:Fx5Win7-ZoomControls]] The toolbar zoom controls look the same on the Firefox 5 toolbar on Mac OS 10.6 (no "magnifying glass" icons, just simple - and + buttons). You should make the phrase "magnifying glass icons" for linux (or just remove that phrase) and make the image for linux.
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  8. scoobidiver 1275 posts
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    Based on bens545's edit, Alice's feedback and the planned updates for this article, I added the Text Zoom section, clarified that it is on a website basis, added a link to the Default FullZoom Level add-on, made the magnifying glass icon specific to Linux, added a Windows toolbar screenshot. It needs review.

    I propose also a new article name, "How do I zoom in and out?", different from the mobile article name: "How do I zoom in and out of a website?".

    Based on bens545's edit, Alice's feedback and the planned updates for this article, I added the Text Zoom section, clarified that it is on a website basis, added a link to the Default FullZoom Level add-on, made the magnifying glass icon specific to Linux, added a Windows toolbar screenshot. It needs review. I propose also a new article name, "How do I zoom in and out?", different from the mobile article name: "How do I zoom in and out of a website?".
  9. mluna 253 posts
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    I've approved the latest versions of this article, thanks for all the hard work to improve it! I didn't change the title, though I agree that the proposed title is better (I will try to figure out how to change it if everyone else agrees).

    I've approved the latest versions of this article, thanks for all the hard work to improve it! I didn't change the title, though I agree that the proposed title is better (I will try to figure out how to change it if everyone else agrees).
  10. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    scoobidiver forgot to make "magnifying glass" in the text only show for linux so I made another revision for that small change and approved it.

    scoobidiver forgot to make "magnifying glass" in the text only show for linux so I made another revision for that small change and approved it.
  11. AliceWyman 5147 posts
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    I propose also a new article name, "How do I zoom in and out?", different from the mobile article name: "How do I zoom in and out of a website?".

    I would prefer "How do I zoom in and out of a web page?", just to make it clear that we are talking about page zoom.

    Oops, I just realized that this is a merge of the Font size and zoom - increase the size of web pages and Font size and zoom - increase the size of web pages articles. That makes it harder.

    Does it have to be in question format? "How do I zoom in and out?" sounds weird. What about simply "Page Zoom and Text Zoom"?

    ''I propose also a new article name, "How do I zoom in and out?", different from the mobile article name: "How do I zoom in and out of a website?". '' I would prefer "How do I zoom in and out of a web page?"<del>, just to make it clear that we are talking about page zoom.</del> Oops, I just realized that this is a merge of the [[Page Zoom]] and [[Text Zoom]] articles. That makes it harder. Does it have to be in question format? "How do I zoom in and out?" sounds weird. What about simply "Page Zoom and Text Zoom"?
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  12. scoobidiver 1275 posts
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    I updated https://wiki.mozilla.org/Support/Article_Tracking#All_Articles according to step 6 in What is the process for editing an article?.

    The discussion about renaming the article continues in this thread.

    ...EDIT: that thread is now here: /en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-zoom/discuss/1694

    I updated [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Support/Article_Tracking#All_Articles] according to step 6 in [[How the Knowledge Base works#w_what-is-the-process-for-editing-an-article|What is the process for editing an article?]]. The discussion about renaming the article continues in <del>[/en-US/kb/Page%20Zoom/discuss/1694 this thread]</del>. ''...EDIT: that thread is now here: [/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-zoom/discuss/1694]''
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