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Firefox will not keep zoom settings, they keep reverting back to a default

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I used to be able to change zoom using ctrl_scroll and it worked fine (to fit whole page on one screen with no scroll bars). Now, even after I do that, as soon as I go to a new site or change folders in gmail, it keep reverting back to a default zoom making the page too big to fit on one screen. It is particularly annoying with gmail..

Chosen solution

There are a couple of add-ons designed to save your zoom settings. They also let you set a new zoom level for all pages you have not yet visited. I haven't tried them, but here they are:

If there are particular sites that still present a problem, feel free to post their URLs.

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  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
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  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9.2.16) Gecko/20110319 Firefox/3.6.16 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E)

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I installed V4.o and it did not work well, so I re-installed 3.6.16 and then started to get the above problem. I am running XP64

jscher2000
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Chosen Solution

There are a couple of add-ons designed to save your zoom settings. They also let you set a new zoom level for all pages you have not yet visited. I haven't tried them, but here they are:

If there are particular sites that still present a problem, feel free to post their URLs.

Question owner

Thanks a lot. They both work great. Not sure why I had the problem all of a sudden, but both add ons work great