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How to zoom by default?

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I have a (temporary?) visual impairment and need large fonts. If I increase the font size beyond 24dpi, it breaks the layout of most pages. Zoom doesn't affect page layout, but I have to hit the key a bunch of times for every new tab.

Is there a way to save your zoom level?

Before someone points to zoom.minPercent and zoom.maxPercent, (contrary to several articles on the web) they do not save your zoom level. I still don't understand what browser.zoom.siteSpecific does, but it doesn't help either.

TIA, Dan

I have a (temporary?) visual impairment and need large fonts. If I increase the font size beyond 24dpi, it breaks the layout of most pages. Zoom doesn't affect page layout, but I have to hit the key a bunch of times for every new tab. Is there a way to save your zoom level? Before someone points to zoom.minPercent and zoom.maxPercent, (contrary to several articles on the web) they do not save your zoom level. I still don't understand what browser.zoom.siteSpecific does, but it doesn't help either. TIA, Dan
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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.
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dhaskell said

Before someone points to zoom.minPercent and zoom.maxPercent, (contrary to several articles on the web) they do not save your zoom level.

Hello Dan,

After you changed a value on the "about:config" page, did you then close and restart Firefox in order for the change to take
effect  ?

I still don't understand what browser.zoom.siteSpecific does, but it doesn't help either.

See this article :

https://ccm.net/faq/14647-firefox-set-a-default-zoom-level-for-all-websites

''dhaskell [[#question-1249481|said]]'' <blockquote> Before someone points to zoom.minPercent and zoom.maxPercent, (contrary to several articles on the web) they do not save your zoom level. </blockquote> Hello Dan, After you changed a value on the "about:config" page, did you then close and restart Firefox in order for the change to take <BR>effect ? <blockquote> I still don't understand what browser.zoom.siteSpecific does, but it doesn't help either. </blockquote> See this article : https://ccm.net/faq/14647-firefox-set-a-default-zoom-level-for-all-websites
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You can look at the NoSquint Plus extension to set font size (text/page zoom) and text color on web pages.

You can look at the NoSquint Plus extension to set font size (text/page zoom) and text color on web pages. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nosquint-plus/
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McCoy said

[snip] After you changed a value on the "about:config" page, did you then close and restart Firefox in order for the change to take
effect  ?

Yes. Those tags only affect the zoom level when you try to zoom. When you start the browser, you haven't tried to zoom yet. :(

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See this article : https://ccm.net/faq/14647-firefox-set-a-default-zoom-level-for-all-websites

Thanks, that's one of the articles I looked at before coming here. As features go, it's sort of helpful, but not what I was looking for.

''McCoy [[#answer-1194934|said]]'' <blockquote> [snip] After you changed a value on the "about:config" page, did you then close and restart Firefox in order for the change to take <BR>effect ? </blockquote> Yes. Those tags only affect the zoom level when you try to zoom. When you start the browser, you haven't tried to zoom yet. :( [snip] <blockquote> See this article : https://ccm.net/faq/14647-firefox-set-a-default-zoom-level-for-all-websites </blockquote> Thanks, that's one of the articles I looked at before coming here. As features go, it's sort of helpful, but not what I was looking for.
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FredMcD said

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want.

Yeah. Got one called Fixed Zoom. Seems to work. Honestly, have had mixed experiences with Firefox plugins and add-ons. Hope it keeps working. :)

''FredMcD [[#answer-1194927|said]]'' <blockquote> Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for what you want. </blockquote> Yeah. Got one called Fixed Zoom. Seems to work. Honestly, have had mixed experiences with Firefox plugins and add-ons. Hope it keeps working. :)
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cor-el said

You can look at the NoSquint Plus extension to set font size (text/page zoom) and text color on web pages.

I'll take a look at NoSquint too. Thanks.

''cor-el [[#answer-1194951|said]]'' <blockquote> You can look at the NoSquint Plus extension to set font size (text/page zoom) and text color on web pages. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nosquint-plus/ </blockquote> I'll take a look at NoSquint too. Thanks.
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