Meet the Glazoom Developer

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Why was Glazoom created?

When Firefox shipped for first time with Full Zoom (as opposed to Text Zoom), I immediately noticed that the feature was reachable only through menuitems and not was easy enough to trigger. Zooming needed some sort of very simple and intuitive UI sitting in the primary chrome of Firefox, not in a menu or submenu. That's why I created a statusbar panel to handle full zoom. But since Full Zoom's implementation was allowing more than just setting the zoom factor, I decided to push a bit forward and allow my extension to zoom an arbitrary element in the window, becoming an important accessibility tool for visually impaired users. The result is the Glazoom extension for Firefox.

What's next for Glazoom

I will keep pushing this extension forward and make it work with future versions of Firefox. I think the accessibility side of the extension is extremely important, and Glazoom could be extended to select an arbitrary element in the visited page and show ONLY that element in the page, all the rest of the page becoming invisible ; that could be useful to people having issues focusing on a single piece of information when too many colors/details are floating around. So if you want support my work on this extension, please contribute. Thanks !

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name glazou
Location France
Homepage http://www.disruptive-innovations.com
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 4 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars