New Tab page element sizes are affected by Windows HiDPI (font size) settings

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
New Tab Page
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Ildar Nurislamov, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 7
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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0
Build ID: 20140921030208

Steps to reproduce:

It think it always was the case. But since search box was added to New Tab Page it became a real problem.


Actual results:

You have maximum 2 rows of pages in about:newtab if you system font size is set to 125% on 1080p screen. 


Expected results:

I believe that sizes of new tab page elements must to be resolution independent.
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → New Tab Page
I think this should be WONTFIX in order to avoid having unreadable text on this page, but let's see what the new tab page folks think...
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Summary: Higher system DPI affects New Tab page in undesirable way → New Tab page element sizes are affected by Windows HiDPI (font size) settings
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Comment 2

3 years ago
I just wish i could have 3 rows of sites on my 1080p display again. This can be achieved in many ways. Reducing padding for example. What purpose these paddings serve anyway?
Or making option (at least hidden) to hide useless search box. What telemetry data tells you, is anybody uses it?
Yes, marking this as wontfix.
The requests for seeing more tiles keep coming in, so we should do something about it, but making it dependent on DPI would only solve some niche cases.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(philipp)
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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