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    Hello, I recently replaced my 15" monitor with a 21.5" 1080p (1920 x 1080) wide screen monitor. Now the default size for a web page is about 2/3 of the screen width. I can correct this by zooming in, but than I have to set the zoom for every page I visit. Is there a way to set my preferred zoom for any and all sites that I may visit?
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    Not by its self, there is an add-on or two that will.
    I like this one:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14382
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    That is a great add-on. Now I have a suggestion for something different.
    Is there a way to view web pages without any zoom. If the website was more than a page long, could the next page be displayed to the right of the first page. So that you could view a website as if you were reading it from an opened book.
    Thanks
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    Maybe, given time, As you know "Time can fix anything..."
    I do not recall seeing an Add-on for this, yet. Hopefully someone else will have an idea for you.

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    Thanks again. And a Happy New Year to you Too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Not by its self, there is an add-on or two that will.
    I like this one:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14382
    Hello again, this add-on does not keep the zoom set.
    For example if I go to google.com and set the zoom to 200%.
    If I close that tab and open a new one, and then go to google.com again,
    then it will go back to 100%.
    I am looking for a way to stop that from happening.
    Thanks again.
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    Have you looked at No Squint extension?
    http://urandom.ca/nosquint/

    There is a d/l and description on that link

    I use it and you optimize its use under Tools/Add-ons/Extensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Jude View Post
    Have you looked at No Squint extension?
    http://urandom.ca/nosquint/

    There is a d/l and description on that link

    I use it and you optimize its use under Tools/Add-ons/Extensions

    Hey Jude
    I have just now checked it out, and by its name, it sounds promising. I downloaded it, but I am in the middle of something now and I don't want to restart firefox just yet. I'll get back to you on my thoughts. Thanks a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyAndy View Post
    I have just now checked it out, and by its name, it sounds promising. I downloaded it, but I am in the middle of something now and I don't want to restart firefox just yet. I'll get back to you on my thoughts. Thanks a lot.
    I have my default zoom set to 150% and each time a page opens it opens to that size. Saves ye olde eyes
    Hope it's what you are looking for.

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    Have you looked at No Squint extension?
    http://urandom.ca/nosquint/
    There is a d/l and description on that link
    I use it and you optimize its use under Tools/Add-ons/Extensions
    Hey Jude
    Thanks Hey Jude,

    Excellent add-on for Firefox, and should be part of all browsers. Especially with new displays that have such a high resolution. Just think as we move on into the future displays will be capable of higher and higher resolutions, leading to the need for bigger and bigger displays......

    Saves ye olde eyes
    To respond to your quote in a way that you should understand :
    This has taken my sad eyes and made them better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyAndy View Post
    Thanks Hey Jude,

    To respond to your quote in a way that you should understand :
    This has taken my sad eyes and made them better.
    I'm very glad it has worked for you. With this I no longer have to wear computer
    glasses and that is a great big +
    Thanks for letting us know it worked

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    Unfortunately my distance vision is so poor that I still need to wear my glasses. I really just wanted a way to have all viewed web pages fill the new wide screen display, cause it is kind of pointless to have a larger wider display if the left and right sides are just white. I now have the zoom set to 200% with 1080 resolution on a 21.5" monitor. Which makes the word "Lounge" in the "Windows Secrets Lounge" logo 2.5" long by almost an inch high, and I am sad to say that without my glasses I would have to squint to read it at a distance of just about 2 feet.
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    WOW


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    Yeah, the thing I'll never understand is that my glasses are very thin and light. It must be the fact that they are curved so much. And yet I can still thread a needle and see that single dead pixel on my new monitor. Anyway that is for another thread. Thanks again though.
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    Hello once again,
    One problem I am experiencing from using zoom is if a web page contains many photos the page moves very slowly when trying to scroll down. I do have my graphics driver installed, because this used to happen when I didn't use zoom.
    Also when I zoomed out back to 100% then the page scrolled smoothly. I am starting to wish I never bought a bigger screen.
    There must be others out there that understand what I am dealing with.
    Does anyone else have a big wide screen monitor that could tell me how they make use of theirs?
    Maybe I should start a different thread for this?
    Time can fix anything.....even a broken clock. - Handy Andy

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