Great add on - I have poor eyesight and this add on makes it very simple to change the text size when reading blocks of test on screen, and revert back again when necessary. Has made my brousing experience much better than it would have been using the standard Firefox tools.
Unfortunately the add on is NOT currently compatable with the new Firefox 57 upgrade. I'm hoping the developers are working on that.
Doesn't work (64bit FF55). Also: the install toolbar buttons advice: "Drag the "Zoom" button to a toolbar or right click on it" doesn't work because there is no zoom icon to drag or click.
If it's any consolation, another extension, "PageZoom"'s buttons don't appear either.
Works perfectly here on Firefox 51 with e10s enabled, and even shimming disabled.
It seems it doesn't support e10s but since e10s is disabled on my profile, I couldn't say if it still properly works despite that.
I know mozilla changes too frequently and it's pain in the as* for dev to maintain their add-on. I empathize with you. I hope it will be compliant with future firefox release. I love it.
Do you plan to update it?
Doesn't work on FF v.47.0 - doesn't remember scale after reload FF or a tab. (Win7 + FireFox 47.0)
It's strange because even in my Fx49.0a2 works perfectly...
Seems like it's not working on FF 47.0. It does nothing when you click on the icon. It was a very nice add-on when it did work on older versions of Firefox.
Exactly what I needed.
「ズーミング機能」は Firefox に備わってはいるが・・・、（このアイテムは）シンプルに手間なしで機能します。
「アイコン」を①クリック（左：拡大／右：縮小）、②マウスホイール操作（ズーミング）、③ミドルクリックまたはshift＋左クリック（リセット）の３タイプが default 定義された使い方で、カスタマイズは不可ですが、十分です。
Simple and effective. Exactly what I was looking for.
Working perfectly in IceWeasel 31.3.0, Debian Wheezy x86_64.
I say five stars.
Thank You very much.
Mouse scrolling to zoom in/out does not work, everything else does. Maybe this is not linux compatible? Using firefox / iceweasel 31 on linux.
Especially usefull when in the couch, no need for keyboard to zoom in/out pages.
The zoom with scrollbar seems to be very useful.
However, it would benefit from a different icon, something similar to default theme icons or at least a more neutral icon that would fit in third party themes.
Those of us who are annoyed by clutter need hotkeys. None here. I think developer shot himself in the foot here.
If however you're fine with toolbars and many buttons, this extension should probably get a 4 or 5.
Writing a negative review for a toolbar button add-on with a preexisting biased against toolbar buttons isn't fair to those who do not mind and may actually appreciate toolbar buttons and that may find this add-on to be helpful and useful because they'll be turned off by seeing a negative review and may not realize that the review isn't about the actual quality and/or functionality of the add-on.
It's like writing a negative review about chocolate ice cream when you don't like ice cream to begin with.
Firefox had (and still does), default keyboard/mouse shortcuts for controlling zooming functionality long before the creation of this add-on.
This add-on offers the same functionality as if you were to use the keyboard "hotkeys" to zoom, the difference is, you only need a finger to control all 3 zoom features rather than 2 hands.
Some people prefer this much quicker, easier, and simpler option, especially those with certain disabilities.
Very nice add-on! Though, 4 stars only. Because there is no option to change keys according to your own preferences.
Thank you for the rating and review.
There is only one situation where a user would have to use the keyboard with this add-on and that rare occurrence is if they do not have a middle mouse button to reset zoom, otherwise, that can be done by middle clicking on the button.
Adding options to this add-on to allow for changing that one key would add unnecessary complexity to the coding, it would increase the file size, and it would take more time to update and maintain in the future.
So far this addon gives me everything I was hoping to find. The only thing that isn't working for me is the hovering-and-mouse-scrolling-zoom. Is it just me, am I doing something wrong? I'm placing the mouse cursor over the icon in the toolbar and scrolling with the mouse-wheel up/down, but it's not changing the size of the text on the homepage. Please let me know, what I'm doing wrong. Thank you
Thank you very much for the kind words and the rating.
I am using this add-on too and I noticed the scrolling issue.
I have no idea what causes it, but it went away and I am able to scroll over the button to zoom once I restarted Firefox. Yes, an additional restart aside from having to do so after installing it.
Try restarting Firefox, scroll over the button, if it doesn't zoom, try clicking on the button and then scroll.
If it still doesn't work, please let me know.
- I sincerely apologize for this. -
Гениально и просто
I appreciate the rating and comments
Dude, c'mon, this addon was perfect. Why the change?
First off, please don't suggest I install "Zoom Buttons", which requires THREE buttons, your original extension only required TWO. One for Zoom in/out, and one for reset.Your decision to take this down the single button path is flawed.
I have my middle-click button assigned for screen capture functions, so I can't use that on your button to reset, otherwise I wind up taking a screen capture, and the whole reason I installed this extension, is so I don't have to use the keyboard to operate the zoom.
Not diggin the change. Sorry, but gotta ding ya a couple of stars for its current design.
The icon, e-gad, the other icons were ten times more aesthetically pleasing.
I love this addon but the blue icon is simply ugly. The previous green icon was much better.
I fully agree that the icon is ugly and I'm working on a replacement and possibly several others that can be chosen by users.
Thanks for the rating and for taking the time to comment.
Access Firefox Project Developer
I love the functionality of this addon! The old version offered zoom in, zoom out, click to zoom in/out, scroll to zoom in/out, reset, and all-in-one buttons. Now it only offers the all-in-one button, but that's okay with me* because that handy button was the only one I ever used anyway.
I use it in conjunction with the Zoom Page addon in that addon's minimal mode (which only displays the percentage of the page, without any other buttons, which I use so I can pair it with this one) so that I can define my own zoom increments, see the percentage value, AND use this addon to easily scroll to zoom.
*There's just one problem with the update from the original version of this addon: I liked the magnifying glass icon for the old all-in-one button much better than the button displaying a plus sign for the new all-in-one button. I think some of the other users like the old skin better too, guessing from a couple of the comments; even though Firefox does offer a zoom in/out button, it isn't in my opinion as pretty, and doesn't offer the same functionality as the old combined scroll to zoom in/out or click to zoom in/out buttons. Even though I like to use the all-in-one button, I can see where others would prefer the old specialized buttons as well, and I know I don't want a blue all-in-one button with white plus sign on it when the old red one with a magnifying glass was prettier.
Fortunately, there's still a way to get back the old version. If the image is reverted back to the magnifying glass then I'll use the new version though.
If you already know how to install the old version you don't have to bother reading the rest of this review. First, remove the newer version through the Addons Manager. Then, turn off auto update in your Addons Manager** (which I've done already anyway, because I like to see what updates are coming through and control them myself). Come back to the main page for the addon, then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on Version Information, then click on See Complete Version History. That will take you to a page listing all of the versions, past and current. Look for Version 1.1.5 (which is easy since there are only three versions since the time this was written), then hover over it. A button to add Version 1.1.5 will pop up, click it, follow the steps as usual. Go back to Addon Manager-->Available Updates and uncheck the box to update to 1.3. Restart your browser and you're done! This is what I've done, since I like the old version better. (It's a lot easier than it sounds. You could probably do all that in less time it takes to read this review.)
**Since you would now have auto updates turned off, be sure you check the Addons Manager for updates (it should list available updates in a separate column along with options to view the release notes and check boxes to choose the updates you want). Whether you check for updates once an hour, day, week, or month doesn't matter too much; every few days or weeks should be fine. If you don't see any available updates, click on the gear icon and click on "Check for Updates" to be sure. If you haven't used the Addons Manager before, go to Tools-->Add-ons. The columns are Get Addons | Extensions (where you control your addons) | Appearance (Themes/Personnas control) | Pluggins | Services | Available Updates.
Looking forward to the update when it is released! :)
Hey thanks for the kind words and comments.
I'm not too happy with the icon I've chosen either. I may end up using that Zoom button one that you mentioned, but perhaps make it blue and/or, offer different icon styles.
Users are mostly unhappy with the removal of the 3 individual buttons, so, I'll be creating an add-on offering just those.
Firefox will soon, and finally provide a display of the current zoom level, but not a simple menu to choose another like what Zoom Page offers (fine add-on by the way), or an easy way to access it.
I made a account just to state how much I dislike this new (sneak attack) update. Before the update this add-on functioned exactly how I needed it to. I can no longer say that.
Please get Zoom Buttons at the following.
When the add-on auto updated to 1.2, I 'auto' uninstalled it immediately.
Completely lost it's usefulness for me by not having individual zoom buttons now.
Please get Zoom Buttons at the following.
Page zoom is really useful for me because I have a 1080p laptop screen and I usually need to zoom in and out to read articles, etc with ease. This add-on is easy to use and I am happy with it.
i was looking to have an addon that would have buttons where i could click to zoom in/out/reset. what i found on this addon is even better. there's buttons to have all 3 functions separately, a button that uses the wheel mouse to zoom in/out, a button that uses clicks to zoom in/out/reset, and a button that does everything!
Thanks for the info on where to find the buttons and how to install them. It works Great. Just what I was looking for. One of the greatest add-ons out there.