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#2956 tyler78

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:12

Just look at the address bar. It looks so much worse in person.

Here is the old one:
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And here is the new one:
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:54

Tell me about it. The only thing stopping me from switching to Chrome is that Adblock Plus is still better, but if they don't sort this out I will make Chrome my primary and Firefox my secondary.


You do know Chrome is going to do the same thing, right?

Are you guys changing the system font size or the system DPI? It looks like you're just making text bigger in some screenshots.

Edit: Wait, in the "TSN" screenshot, the headlines are done in Flash, and Flash is ignoring the system DPI. The rest of the page is fine, but Flash content is rendering too small. The same thing will happen in Chrome to, since it's an Adobe fault.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:45

Are you guys changing the system font size or the system DPI? It looks like you're just making text bigger in some screenshots.


I didn't do anything except updating Firefox. I opened up my pc(Win8), click on the Firefox icon, it updated itself and voila! My wtf face.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:25

Then what is your system DPI/zoom set to?

#2960 tyler78

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:08

I think this is the setting:
It's Turkish. Sorry about that. Setting is "Middle - %125(Default)"
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:28

So yeah, that's going to make everything look bigger. Not sure why Windows is defaulting to 125% scale, but set it to 100% to make the blurry images go away (Of course then the entire UI is going to be smaller, so if you want both you'll either have to wait for websites to adapt, or deal with it)

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 18:21

So yeah, that's going to make everything look bigger. Not sure why Windows is defaulting to 125% scale, but set it to 100% to make the blurry images go away (Of course then the entire UI is going to be smaller, so if you want both you'll either have to wait for websites to adapt, or deal with it)


The thing is 125% is the default setting for Windows 8 and it looks bad at 100%. Looks like were stuck between a rock and an ugly stick. When are the changes landing in the stable branch of Chrome?

Edit: I guess I'll have to get used to it as there is no escape. What are the advantages of HiDPI to the old way of rendering?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 18:50

The thing is 125% is the default setting for Windows 8 and it looks bad at 100%. Looks like were stuck between a rock and an ugly stick. When are the changes landing in the stable branch of Chrome?

Edit: I guess I'll have to get used to it as there is no escape. What are the advantages of HiDPI to the old way of rendering?


My windows 8 defaults to 100%... I have not touched the setting at all and this was a clean install of windows 8 RTM: http://i.imgur.com/Xb0VgtT.png

Windows 8 must set the default DPI automatically according to the display size/resolution or something, because for me it clear says (default) next to 100.

Anyway, all firefox is doing is properly respecting the DPI. Other browsers will be doing the same. this is an important feature to have with higher pixel density displays being more common.

Its going to be implemented in chrome too: http://code.google.c...etail?id=149881, so good luck switching to chrome to "escape" it.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 19:13

My windows 8 defaults to 100%... I have not touched the setting at all and this was a clean install of windows 8 RTM: http://i.imgur.com/Xb0VgtT.png

Windows 8 must set the default DPI automatically according to the display size/resolution or something, because for me it clear says (default) next to 100.

Anyway, all firefox is doing is properly respecting the DPI. Other browsers will be doing the same. this is an important feature to have with higher pixel density displays being more common.

Its going to be implemented in chrome too: http://code.google.c...etail?id=149881, so good luck switching to chrome to "escape" it.


I'm using a 24" @ 1920x1200, so it probably is set automatically. When I set it to 100% the taskbar is too small. Also,

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:26

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Edit: I guess I'll have to get used to it as there is no escape. What are the advantages of HiDPI to the old way of rendering?


It keeps objects the same physical size regardless of the underlying screen density i.e. a 15" 1440x900 display should look the same as a 15" 2880x1800 display, everything will just be clearer on the higher density screen.

Without it, stuff would vary in size dramatically, you'd have the same sized screens but some would have everything drawn at half the physical size, etc.

Edit: Oh yeah, and it lets you decouple screen resolution from screen size, so if you want a larger screen you don't have to care about the resolution. And a higher density screen allows for better scaling of the interface components (Since you have more freedom to position objects, so stuff doesn't end up on half pixel boundaries or such)

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:35

Those are simple windows settings - icons should not be blurry for simple visual adjustments,

Although it can be worse, like Firefox crashing when you charge your theme color from green to purple - saying that purple has not been supported yet because green and all other colors are more popular or some****

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:17

when/why did they back out the change to the bookmarks button?

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:00

when/why did they back out the change to the bookmarks button?


they did backout weeks back.. Now star is back..

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:09

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 15:18

I only have one gripe about FF 21--my jumplists no longer work. (I had a long list of shortcuts in the jumplist from the pinned taskbar icon in Win7 Ultimate)...if I uninstall 21 and reinstall version 20, the jumplist comes back, but I can't add new shortcuts to the jumplist after I install version 21.

This one's been bugging me for a couple of months too, showed up back when v21 was in nightly, one of those little things that I frequently use and missed. Got fixed yesterday, working again in the nightly (v24) build.



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