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Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

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Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

After upgrading to FF10 from 3.6.26, all websites are rendered very small. (Win7, screen resolution 1920 x 1080, with appropriate OS font settings.) All applications except for the browser appear just fine.

It is necessary to manually zoom each web page to make it readable. Also, FF10 elements themselves appear very small. For example, the icons in the bookmarks toolbar are so tiny it's difficult to see them, and the close-tab button is so miniscule that very precise mouse positioning is essential to make it operate.

IE doesn't do this, nor did FF 3.6.26. IE seems to render a website in proportion to the available screen real estate, and FF 3.6.26 was perfect! Why not FF10?

Is FF10 just a browser for smaller screens then? Will there be an updated version that solves this problem?

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Re: Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

You can use an extension to set a default font size and page zoom on web pages.

Use this extension to adjust the font size for the user interface:

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Re: Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

You can use an extension to set a default font size and page zoom on web pages.

Use this extension to adjust the font size for the user interface:

New User

Re: Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

Thanks so much! My FF icons are still small but I can live with that!

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Re: Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

You're welcome.


Increase the String pref layout.css.devPixelsPerPx from 1.0 to 2.0 in 0.1 or 0.05 steps to adjust the size of all fonts and other elements in Firefox.
In current Firefox versions this pref is a String value parsed to a float and allows to fine tune the dimensions of all elements (user interface and web pages) more precisely.

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Re: Will FF10 be getting a new version to correct the "tiny website" problem?

Exactly the solution. Thanks very much for reading my post and helping! I no longer regret upgrading from my precious older FF, and I really appreciate the greater speed of FF10. I'm especially happy that I don't have to use IE after all!