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Wouldn't it be great if there was a cross-platform text and pic re sizer, ala FFs no-squint?
Something to bring along for those of us eyeball challenged? a not-so-subtle dig at Chrome's defect.
so, to the coders out there, do you think there's a market for this portable app?

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Nope

Hit ctrl and + at the same time. Smile

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Try

If you have a scroll mouse hold ctrl key and rotate the wheel up or down

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Ctrl & scroll mouse will work

Ctrl & scroll mouse will work in all browsers listed below, ctrl & +/- will work in all but Opera. In Opera they have decided to go with the + & - characters, so to zoom in you will have to use shift & +, to zoom out, just use -.

For all browsers listed below, ctrl & 0 (zero) will reset the zoom level to 100%.

Browser compatibility
Firefox 3*
Chrome 8
Internet Explorer 8
Opera 11
Safari 5*

* For both of these, make sure you do not have the option selected to "Zoom Text Only" under the View->Zoom menu.

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Magnifying Glass

You could also try a magnifying glass application that (unsurprisingly) magnifies an area of the screen. One such application would be Virtual Magnifying Glass Portable. An advantage of this is that it would work with all browsers and also any other applications too.

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For those of you using FF try the No-Squint add on, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2592/ - then you'll see what I'm talking about and can maybe restate the question. No squint allows both text and image sizing independent from each other, global and per site settings that don't get erased every time you use ccleaner et al. I'm spoiled, this is way better than control ++ or Opera's,IE's and Chrome's etc zoom. I've used the magnifiers(and I suggest you try Moo0's Magnifier, http://www.moo0.com/software/Magnifier/ - (simply the best whole page magnifier imho- I have a million of 'em, not a shill, just like sharing)and none work like No-Squint.
Anyway, I should have said cross-browser as well as cross-platform. Once you try no-squint you'll see why I wish we had this for all browsers and a way to bring it with us when w have to use a different computer.
I really think there's a use for this app, come on, genusii, code one up! smiling...

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Looking at the description

Looking at the description for No-Squint, it doesn't add much to the base Firefox app apart from setting default zoom levels for all sites, otherwise it just creates an abstraction layer between the user and some custom CSS or Firefox's own settings. While I can see the use for this so the user doesn't need to know CSS, almost everything else it can do can be modified just by going to the Tools->Options->Content settings and changing things under the "Font & Colors" section.

But, I am looking at it from a Web Designer's perspective. I'm not trying to disrespect No-Squint in any way. I just have the opinion that a web site that is at least partially decent shouldn't require add-ons like this to be usable by the majority of users, as accessibility should be a strong consideration during the design and building process. Unfortunately these days people are calling themselves web designers by downloading a program and clicking a couple of buttons without knowing anything about what they are doing and with little to no regard for standards.

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Partly true

I don't use No-Squint (didn't know it existed til now), but can imagine its usefulness over CSS and browersettings. I use a 120dpi display (17" notebook with 1900x1200) and have to live with the flawed 120dpi display setting of WinXP to make things easily readable. I can live with web sites still displayed very small (I have good eyesight to date ;)) and have to zoom seldomly.
Messing with font sizes often breaks a web site's design as word wrap sometimes occurs at the most inappropriate places.
If I would switch often between sites where different zoom levels were needed, it might ease things up to predefine these.

I just don't know if it needed a cross-browser tool for that as I mostly use one specific browser (firefox for now) an having an extention would be sufficient for me.

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I also use high DPI. read from across the room and it's great that the text remains on the screen, no scrolling back and forth to read as what happens using only zoom. go ahead and give no-squint a try, play with the settings to get a site right and save, never bother with settings again.
Chrome, for instance has only zoom and it's limited; every newly opened site must be fixed. And it won't remember sites after a cleaning, just plain limited and tedious. Ditto the other browsers(don't know anything about Macs).
All I'm saying is that once one has tasted this functionality it's hard to readjust, wouldn't it be nice to carry it with you regardless of the PC or browser? guess I'm the only one, sigh...

and I'm not good enough to write my own css, that's what makes extensions so popular?

btw, thanks all for responding, good to get feedback on an idea

nony mouse

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