Re: iceweasel preferences help needed
On 2009-05-28_14:27:08, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Paul E Condon
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I have a desire to have iceweasel work in a way that seems not easy
> > to configure:
> > Now, when iceweasel starts, the text and graphics are always displayed
> > too large to fit within the window in which it is displayed. As a
> > consequence there is always, or almost always, a horizontal scroll bar
> > at the bottom of the window. I can make the text and graphics fit
> > within the window by selecting View->Zoom->Zoom Out twice or thrice.
> > Selecting a smaller font, which I know how to do, does satisfy me,
> > because it is the graphical elements that I want smaller. They are just
> > TOO BIG, and waste a lot of space that would better be used with a
> > visually pleasing emptiness.
> > I would like to configure iceweasel to ALWAYS bring up new windows at
> > zoom level two Zoom_Outs. I think I will never want the current
> > default level, but, if I ever do, I'll just zoom-in twice.
> Have you tried setting browser.zoom.full, in about:config, to 'false'?
> It's true by default. I haven't tried it and so don't know if it's
> responsive to your problem, but maybe the browser will retain your
> settings if that's set to false.
Per your suggestion, I tried. Setting this to false seems to disable the
Zoom feature entirely, leaving me no way to change image size to what I
want. Had this been the default, I would have never known that what I want
is possible at all.
But thanks for the suggestion. I had forgotten about "about:config",
and have never really understood where it fit into the larger scheme
A question: Is there any documentation of what all these setting are
supposed to do? Short of reading the source code, which is not really
documentation of what "they are *supposed* to do". "supposed to do" is
an issue of programmer intent. The source is a statement of what the
program *actually does, as written*.
Paul E Condon