Closed Bug 1016543 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Breakdown: Windows HiDPI support for Firefox front-end

Categories

(Tracking Graveyard :: Firefox Operations, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: Dolske, Assigned: Dolske)

References

(Blocks 2 open bugs)

Details

(Whiteboard: p=5 s=33.1 [qa-])

HighDPI (aka high pixels-per-inch) displays are becoming increasingly common. Perhaps most well-known are Apple's "Retina" displays, at ~220dpi (vs. ~96dpi for normal displays). HiDPI displays are becoming increasingly common on PC tablet, notebooks, and even external monitors.

Support for HiDPI is important because otherwise parts of the browser will simply be scaled to the correct physical size, which looks ugly. Users should expect a refined visual appearance that takes advantage of their hardware's display abilities. Scaling can be ugly even when simply pixel-doubling (as non-Retina apps do on OS X), and Windows will be particularly challenging due to the number of scaling factors supported.

Related bugs:
  * bug 820679: metabug for Windows hidpi support
  * bug 785330: metabug for OS X hidpi support.
    ** bug 781327 and bug 795665 covered many of the front-end assets
Depends on: australis-tabs-v2
Flags: firefox-backlog+
Whiteboard: p=5
Whiteboard: p=5 → p=5 [qa-]
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: p=5 [qa-] → p=5 s=it-32c-31a-30b.3 [qa-]
Whiteboard: p=5 s=it-32c-31a-30b.3 [qa-] → p=5 s=33.1 [qa-]
Depends on: 1023488
Depends on: 1023508
Depends on: 1023511
Depends on: 1023517
No longer depends on: australis-tabs-v2
Depends on: 1023524
Depends on: 1023530
Marking FIXED as breakdown is complete.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Blocks: 1271838
Product: Tracking → Tracking Graveyard
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