|| at Jun 20, 2008 at 3:44 pm
On Friday 20 June 2008 16:04:27 Bart Schaefer wrote:
On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
I've fixed it by uploading a pdf instead of the original jpg, but I'd
dearly like to know why firefox thought it should be scaled like that.
Apparently the justification for this is that it makes Firefox work
better on PDAs and other small-screen devices. Firefox3 introduced
"automatic image scaling" which IE has had for some years. Here's a
post where someone describes his frustration with image scaling in IE7
(at least as far as I know Firefox doesn't get confused by DPI
What annoys me about this in FF3 is that the feature is on by default
and the standard preferences dialog doesn't offer a way to disable it.
Instead you have to go into about:config as described here:http://www.tipstrs.com/tip/683/Scaling-image-in-Firefox
Of course this doesn't help page designers who can't tell whether
their visitor's browser has scaling enabled or not.
In fact it makes for a real mess. Hopefully these days everyone has some sort
of pdf reader, so that's going to have to be the solution, but it's far from
idea. No application should be making decisions for me unless I ask it to.
If I want to use such a settings, say for the EeePC, then I, as the user,
should enable it. This is absolutely crazy.
Thanks for pointing me to that blog. It certainly explains what's happening.