Functions of NoSquint when it worked, but with an Interface from Hell. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I'm a bit of a techno-geek, so I'm using this extension successfully. That said, I cannot recommend it to any but those who are programmers or are similarly obsessive about detail and control.

While this extension replaces the functionality of NoSquint (when it worked), its user interface is even worse. Zooming text separately is indeed possible, but the controls are so utterly counter-intuitve that I cannot recommend for use on any of the many other systems I maintain.

NoSquint, when it worked, was worthy of a solid four stars, losing only one star for interface failings. Zoom Page loses two more stars for a user interface that even a programmer shouldn't have to tolerate.

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have to rewrite this review because I managed to accidentally delete it.

This is a great addon with many options and I used it to replace NoSquint and OldDefaultImageStyle.

One question: is there a way to use the Default/SiteSpecific zoom but delete site preferences on exit (like NoSquint)?

Thanks for this extension.

Nice add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Although it is a bit too complicated compared to nosquint, this works flawlessly. Default zoom and site-specific are there too.
There is one feature I miss the most, it is nosquint's exceptions system, for specific pages or url (with wildcard). Is there a way to set this somewhere yet?

No plans for this feature ...

There are no plans to add an exception system for specific individual (or wild card) web pages.

Expose text & page zoom (for NoSquinters) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The author of NoSquint is directing us your way! Zoom Page is very nice; exposing both text and page zoom options (dynamically) would make it ideal (and really help out incoming folks from NoSquint). Perhaps I'm missing it, but it seems that to switch from page to text zooming the options menu needs to be changed. We were used to CTRL + for page and CTRL SHIFT + for text increases (substitute - for decreases). I'm using the term "expose" as this functionality is clearly there and well done, yet the page-to-text (and back) switching is cumbersome via the options menu. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Clarification of how zoom types work ...

Zoom Page supports both full-page zoom and text-only zoom, but not at the same time.

Using full-page zoom, both text and images are zoomed by the same percentage, which is displayed in the toolbar button.

Using text-only zoom, text is zoomed by the percentage displayed in the toolbar button, but images are always zoomed by 100%.

There are three ways to switch between full-page zoom and text-only zoom:
- right-click the percentage displayed in the toolbar button
- use the Ctrl+; keyboard shortcut (which can be configured to a few other keys)
- click the percentage display to open the Zoom Menu, then hover the mouse over the 'gear wheel' icon, then select full-page (P) ot text-only (T) from the submenu.

If using one of the Site-Specific zoom modes, then the zoom type (full-page or text-only) is remembered for each site visited.

If not using a Site-Specific zoom mode, then when a page is first opened, the zoom type will be the Default Zoom Type that is configured in the Options dialog.

Great addon, feature request implemented Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your work.

There are in my case two frustrating things though:

1. it would be very helpful if there would be a second shortcut pair (Ctrl + Shift + "+" and "-") for setting the zoom using ANOTHER (higher/lower) increment. ("Zoom Step 2" parameter might be needed). A shortcut for reaching the predefined zoom levels would be a minimum.

2. No way to actually set the zoom in 1% steps. Even though the "Zoom step" is set at 1%, the result when actually setting the zoom is not as expected: the display only changes in 2% or 3% increments (the gap probably grows with the zoom). This is not "site specific". Here are my zoom values for which i do get a zoom refresh on my screen: 101, 103, ... ,124 (all 2% increments), 127, 130, 132, 135, etc.

I would need increments (for a specific use in gmaps) as small as possible - 0.1% WOULD BE EVEN BETTER.

If you don't have full access to the zoom because of internal firefox limitations, and you could address my 1st problem in the future, I will give you 5stars.

EDIT: "1." feature request was very rapidly addressed and implemented in Version 14.4.
Many thanks! 5 STARS

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.3). 

Additional shortcuts would be possible .....

In reply to your points:

1. This was considered when the Zoom Step feature was added in Version 14.3. By default, the Ctrl + "+"/"-" shortcuts step up/down the pre-defined zoom levels. It would be possible to add new Ctrl + Shift + "+"/"-" shortcuts to step up/down by the Zoom Step value. However, this creates an anomaly -- should the +/- buttons on the toolbar button step through the pre-defined levels or by the Zoom Step value?

2. This is just the way that Firefox's underlying zoom functionality works. If the zoom level is greater than 100%, it is not possible to step in 1% increments, and the possible increments get bigger as the zoom level increases. If the zoom level is less than 100%, then it may be possible to step in increments less than 1%, but Zoom page always enforces integer values (and that is not going to change).

To discuss (1) in more detail, please e-mail to:

I Wish I'd Met You Earlier <ZOOM PAGE> Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It ... its beautiful ... Holy jesus jumping balls...
When I turn the Zoom mode into Fit Screen.
I got orgasm

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.2). 

Replacement for NoSquint Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Been using NoSquint for years and needed a replacement because it stopped working.
You made a gread addon, I like it, thank you.
One improvement: Please instead of this combobox for the default zoom with the values you chose, give us an option to choose our own values. For example I don't want 150% but 155% but cannot choose this.

EDIT: Seems I cannot answer your answer. Ok that worked, thank you. I tried those options but they were a bit confusing with those three buttons (and me too stupid).
Thanks :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.2). 

Zoom levels (percentages) are fully configurable .....

The zoom levels (percentages) in Zoom Page are fully configurable.

To configure the zoom levels:

- Open the Zoom Page Options dialog
- Click on the “Zoom Levels” tab.
- In the “Edit Custom Zoom Levels” box, enter the zoom levels that you require, separated by hyphens.
- Click the “tick” button to validate the zoom levels.
- Click on the “up arrow” button to update the custom zoom levels.
- Click the “Current Zoom Levels”” menu list and select the entry beginning with “C:” to apply the custom zoom levels.
- Click “OK”.

Any of the seven pre-defined sets of zoom levels can be loaded into the “Edit Custom Zoom Levels” box by selecting the set of zoom levels in the“Current Zoom Levels”” menu list and then clicking on the "down arrow" (copy) button.

Poor fit-to-width realization Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Sorry, but very bad fit-to-width algorithm. When I'm select fit-to-width option, I'm DON'T want change zoom level. I'm want SAVE current zoom level, but eliminate horizontal scroll. Even if I'm have 200% zoom level and this is broke page layout. It's acceptable sacrifice for a big text. You may see this in old (12.16) Opera.

But when I'm select fit-to-width in Zoom Page, I'm get only change of zoom level. It's not what I'm want.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.2). 

best Rated 5 out of 5 stars

best ever zoom app

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Thank you, very usefull Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It auto zoom-in pages so the text is as big as possible while keeping good page layout. Nice idea.

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Edit: Confusing, I had simpler... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Edit: Couple hours later I restarted FF, and tried this. Not the profile I normally use, in fact just Mint Live USB session without persistent storage - as either this, or another same kind of messed my zoom settings even after removing.
HOWEVER, IT SEEMS TO WORK: I configured the default mode to Fit-To-Width/Site Specific - if there are issues with it, I might try Default/Site Specific, as I can always manually select from zoom menu "fit-to-width", right?
I'm using default zoom mode set to text-only - I dislike full page zoom, although either this or another addon warned that text-only mode might cause fit-to-width to not work properly.
I will have to find a page that goes wider than monitor (I know many) when I zoom the text enough to view it comfortably from this distance - then I'll know if this is OK, but the settings and how they affect, and even what are they supposed to affect is confusing to me... However, I'm now giving 4 start, until it blows on my face or actually proves to do exactly what I want :)
My review before this edit is below - if there is anything that conflicts with anything below this, well, consider the above text to be "new testament" of this review ;)

I've tried to look for the perfect solution - NoSquint is most of what I'm looking for - Separate Full Zoom and Text Zoom, as well as separate global defaults and site specifics... and on top of it style options - I don't set global defaults to them, but on some sites you have to even disable background for regular text, and quite a few sites are in great need of forcing underlining and/or color of links - It's the color most often, and if that's the case I always make them all underlined too.
But NoSquint don't do fit-to-width, which became an absolute necessity with my first netbook, with 1024x800. Maybe my next (RIP my Asus and Acer netbooks) I will run only UC Browser for Android (Android x86 on Linux is easy), because it, like many, mobile browsers support fit-to-width, although it's really reformatting to one column, instead of just scaling.

This add-on worked, but it was confusing and I never managed to get it do quite exactly what I wanted. Besides, I think on one regular laptop, after uninstalling, it had permanently messed up the normal page content zooming functionality :/ Not saying for sure it was this.

The thing is, ridiculously, when I need to use zoom (text only, I have Image ZooM when I need to enlarge images) - and I need, considering I used to use my desktop PC from Sofa, which means I can't get my screen as close to my face as with chair and desk - and now that I have big FullHD (fake, this cheap doesn't have option to enable TRUE FullHD, where edges of the sweet 1920x1080 resolution are NOT outside the visible area - still great resolution, but now my distance is even further - and there are sites that get wider than 1280 from just zooming text nowdays, wtf? Even wider than 1920.
So the issue is not just netbook resolutions, though I find it laughable that back in the early 2000's still you could view most sites designed with sidebars on both sides and sometimes even the middle content area divided in two - on 640x480 resolution. That's 640 pixels wide. 800x600, and only really badly designed pages with pixel-based table-formatted layout with fixed size for every part, which might have required even as wide as 1024px width. My sites can be viewed in 320x200 if wanted - without it switching to mobile-friendly layout, if wanted.
I don't understand web designers today, their sites often look better on mobile view - I need fit-to-width, with as little effect on my text-zoom...

Any suggestions, userscript, addon, how to achieve it best with this addon, that would do exactly what I need:
I need fit-to-width, with as little effect on my preferred site-specific text-zoom level.

I remember trying this, NoSquint, something with FullZoom in it's name - and something did what I wanted on that Asus EeePC netbook I had (have, but monitor broken, so usable with external only - actually mostly acts as server, with remote access).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.2). 

Simply GREAT !! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a must have add-on at the time of the HTML errors in formatting being made. By being automatic, it is effortless.
As most are using the 'movie' monitor format, and not the 4/3, or 5/4 that some of us like...this add-on will fix that formatting for you !! Love it !!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

Luv it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome zoom range up to 300% & no loss of detail & handy right there on the toolbar to command as needed

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Can you add option "Fit-To-Window" only for large images.

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Good idea ...

When you say "large" images, presumably you mean images that at 100% zoom would be larger than the browser window size? This will be considered for the next release of Zoom Page.

как добавить свой %? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

есть выборка 25-50-75 и тд %,как мне сюда вставить еще свои 30%?
пс. всё,разобрался. а почему нет на русском такого нужного дополнения? настроек очень много и всё на англ(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

便利です Rated 5 out of 5 stars


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

opening a link chamges the zoom of current tab Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use inoreader for rss browsing and I have configured it to open feeds links in a new tab.
now when I click on the link of feed to open it in a new tab it causes the current tab zoom setting to go from page to text zoom.
I have noticed that the site that I open from the current tab has text zoom mode set so maybe that causes it.
the weird thing is that opening the tab causes the zoom mode text indicator of the current rss reader tab to go to text zoom mode at 100 % (shown in the zoom addon button and even though the zoom of the page was 133%) but it doesn't actually change the page zoom but if I use zoom in and zoom out with mouse then zoom becomes text mode.
if before zooming I go to another and come back the zoom at the addon button is correct again (page mode) and zooming in and out doesn't make it go text mode .
but the bug again happens if I open the feed item in a new tab that belong to a website that is set to text mode.

this maybe because of firefox changes that the new tab url is loaded as current tab url somehow ( I am not a computer programmer ) I saw something like this happen for another addon that worked with per domain setting .it is called umatrix.
and the bug that is similar to the one here is this.

edit: answer:

when the addon is even disabled this bug wont happen (I thought I clarified that)
is there some other way I can answer to your replies?
mozilla reviews are NOT built for converstions/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Please clarify ...

This doesn't really answer the question. It would help investigation of the problem, if you could clarify what happens when you click on the link of an rss feed (when Zoom Page is disabled).

Does the zoom type of the current tab and/or the rss tab still change to 'text-only' ?

You can reply to the support e-mail address:

Doesn't add a lot to standard zoom functionality Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A lot of the functionality is already built-in to Firefox: you can click Customize and drag the zoom controls from the menu to the toolbar (if you really think that's easier than Ctrl-mousewheel, or Ctrl-'+'/'-'), and zoom levels are now remembered by default. You can even customize zoom levels by going to about:config and changing 'toolkit.zoomManager.zoomValues'. Therefore the usefulness of this extension seems rather niche.

My search for better zooming capabilities is motivated by using a tablet in portrait mode, meaning that the window is relatively narrow. I find that some sites (e.g. reddit) have sidebars which make the reading area too narrow. So I zoom out to make the sidebars smaller, but now the text is too small.

This extension adds text-zoom, in addition to page-zoom. But it's not that useful because you can't do both at the same time. In the example above, I zoom out, then try to increase text size, but when I do, it resets the page zoom to 100%. Why?? On high-dpi displays 100% is kind of an arbitrary value anyway, since the actual size on screen depends on your display scaling factor. If you could do both zoom types at once (even automatically, so do page zoom but keep text size effectively the same), this would be a very useful feature.

I was also looking for the ability to click on the zoom % value and type in an exact number. But it's not that easy. You have to enter any custom values into a string on the options page. You can't easily go between arbitrary values.

Finally there's no true zoom effect like you have in Edge using pinch gestures, which allows you to effectively magnify part of the screen, without the browser trying to re-layout the page to fit everything in.

So I suppose overall what I'm saying is there isn't much functionality here which I found useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

A couple of points ...

Since Version 14.0, both the zoom type and the zoom level are remembered per site. It would be relatively simple to remember independent full-page and text-only zoom levels for each site, and to apply them simultaneously, but it was felt that this would be confusing for users.

With regards to your example, where the text in the sidebar becomes too small to read, have you tried setting the Text Minimum Zoom Level to a larger value?

Meta data leakage, security concern Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After reading the reply from the developer this issue is in a different ligth, I'm adjusting my rating accordingly.
The new feature that remembers zoom levels for specific sites.

How does the plug in remember this? Is the site/page address saved in clear text somwhere?

If YES, then this represents a security concern and metadata leakage.

Done properly the some typ of hash should be used for the page addresses, since it is one way only, only another visit on the page will be able to rerun the hash get the same value and set the zoom level.

Why is this important? Some (many) sites have metadata in the URL that will disclose privacy information. And another user on the same computer, or malware, can read the unencrypted file and get the information.

Because of this I can't rate higher than 1 star.

A workaround would be a very obivious setting that is the default that disables this function. If it isn't the default then it is of no use since not all (very few) users notice their addons being updated. And don't know that they need to review the updates to see if any functionality has been added that is unwanted.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

Some clarifications ...

The ability to remember site-specfic zoom levels is not new in Version 14.0 and has always been part of Zoom Page.

The difference in Version 14 is that the zoom type (Full Page or Text Only) is remembered as well as the zoom level.

In its standard configuration, Firefox remembers site-specfic zoom levels. Zoom Page builds on top of this standard Firefox feature and uses the same mechanism (the content preference service) to remember site-specfic zoom levels and zoom types.

Normally, the content preference service stores preferences on disk. However, since Firefox 9.0, when in private browsing mode the content preference service stores preferences in memory. Content preferences are described in more detail here:

For consistency with Firefox, on initial installation, Zoom Page enables site-specific zoom, by setting the zoom mode to 'Default + Site-Specific'. Of course, at any time, the user can disable site-specific zoom, by setting the zoom mode to 'Default' or 'Fit-To-Width'.

Nicely done but lack of page specific filter breaks functionality Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have a certain site where I need to ZOOM a flash video. The way this add on is written, it forces every other page on that site to zoom with it. The only way to stop this is to set zoom to Default, and that breaks any remembering of per site settings for every other site.

Nosquint had a way to filter pages and not default every screen on a web site to the same zoom level.

Shame this is not being done here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (14.0). 

Not really ...

It is not correct to say that the lack of page-specific zoom exemptions "breaks the functionality" of Zoom Page. Firefox's standard site-specific zoom feature also does support page-specific zoom exemptions.