Mozilla should (optionally) ignore website screen widths

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
Layout
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: Richard Neill, Unassigned)

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Trunk
x86
Linux
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Details

(Whiteboard: wontfix?, URL)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I have a 1600x1200 monitor. Some websites, such as the register
(theregister.co.uk) only occupy the left hand half of the screen. This is
because they specify the page layout as 800 pixels wide (the entire <body> is
embedded in

<table cellpadding="0" width="790" ...

It would be nice if Moz had a setting to ignore this, and fix the html so
everything would flow properly.

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A possbile alternative for websites which are several screens long and less than
half a screen wide might be to wrap them 2 up (ie like a book with 2 pages)

I've already asked theregister to fix this (no response) - I realise that it's
partly "broken web design", rather than Moz, but it would be a very nice feature
if Moz could fix this with an override option.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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How about:

* { width: auto !important }

in your user style sheet?

Or you could tailor this to:

body > table { width: auto !important }

In other words, we already provide facilities for doing this in as picky a way
as you want...

Comment 2

15 years ago
Your "user stylesheet" is a file called "userContent.css" in your profile's
chrome directory that may not currently exist, a plain text file. There's a lot
more you can do with a user stylesheet. See
http://www.mozilla.org/unix/customizing.html
Whiteboard: wontfix?
I can't think of good ways to do this that will work well without severely
breaking the layout of a lot of web sites, so I think it should be left to user
stylesheets.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 4

15 years ago
The user stylesheet is a really neat way of doing it - thanks for telling me.

Of course, it's not exactly obvious - and it would be rather nice to have a
simple tool to edit a few of these properties without having to get into the
nitty gritty of stylesheets. 

Personally, I don't mind doing a bit of "programming", but I think that an easy
way of doing it would be a great feature. Mozilla already modifies websites on a
per-site basis by: blocking cookies, images, ads, popups, changing
background/text/link colour...
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