User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2 On increasingly commom widescreen monitors at resolution sizes 1280x800 and 1440x900 pixels, Firefox does not size the main windows, web page size, text proportionate to the pixel size correctly. At these sizes all programs including IE display pages preportionate to resolution size. So moving up from 1024x768 to 1280x900, programs including IE full the screen and the text, images etc is all proportionate, and larger. In firefox, most web pages including Mozilla.org display the page basically the same as 1024x768 pixels. The page is not filled left and right. So there is a border of white nothing in most pages. Also, the postitioning of pages is not correct. It doesnt centre pages as in IE, which should be and are normally centred at screen resolution 1024x768. Pages are instead left aligned more often then not. So not only is text not proportionate to the screen size, and larger text etc being used, an inch or two of the page is simply not being used. This obviously results in wasted page space, and more strenious on the eyes compared to IE which changes the ration correctly. It makes websites too look very bad. The only way to get over this issue is to make the overall font size for the browser larger, say 20, 22 comes similar to how ie and other browsers show pages at these sizes anyway. This obviously is far from suitable, most would not realise this, and perhaps even return to IE. This makes text larger, but still makes pages display incorrectly. So lines are missed, words dropped. In installers the text is far too large often, sometimes you cant fill in text boxes properly, scroll around them, and pages need scrolling that shouldnt. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Change screen resolution larger than 1024x768 2. change to 1280x800 or 1440x900, available primarily on increasingly common widescreen monitors 3. View 9/10 websites, notice page not filled, size etc not proportionate to the change as in other browsers Actual Results: Pages not sized proportionately to the size change. Pages in same text, overally size (not larger as should) centred pages are instead left aligned, leaving a white border of nothing on the right. This is obviously a serious problem. It is more strenous on the eyes, wastes screen space that should be used, makes web sites look terrible and does not align, size them as they should be (and are in other browsers). Expected Results: Size pages proportionate to screen size. Larger text and overall sizes. Page fills the screen, not left, right, or centred leaving wasted space that is used at 1024x768 in firefox, and as this size in other browsers.
*** Bug 288216 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Are the sites displayed correctly if you restart firefox after the screen resolution change? If so then this is a dupe of bug 62395 . Otherwise please provide some URL's of sites which you think are not displaying correctly. FWIW I have no problem with sites not correctly displayed @ 1920*1200 display resolution.
firstname.lastname@example.org does your blocking request mean that you are able to confirm this issue?
(In reply to comment #3) > email@example.com does your blocking request mean that you are able to > confirm this issue? Yes... in a sense. This bug is not clearly explained, but what I believe it to be saying is a behavior I have noticed on my system (FFx 1.04, Win98se): 1. Look at any web page at, e.g., 1024 x 768 resolution. 2. Change to a higher display resolution, say 1600 x 1200, and reboot if required. 3. Open Ffx. 4. Open Tools/General/Fonts&Colors/DisplayResolution and set the new screen resolution. 5. Reopen the previous web page. 6. Having made the above display resolution adjustment in firefox, one would expect to see appropriately scaled content that would appear identical to the screen display seen in (1.). But what is actually seen is a display of smaller fonts and images, as though no compensation for the higher display resolution had been accomplished. What previously appeared to be a 10pt. font now looks like a 7pt. font, and so forth. A better title for this bug would be "Firefox does not properly scale display for higher screen resolutions."
that's a separate bug. I have a 1280x800 display on my laptop and I don't see this aside from sites that specify this behaviour, and we're rendering according to spec, so this seems to be invalid, unless there's a specific site we can compare side by side...
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
As I said, an example is Mozilla.org, it does the same there. Luckily on that site it centere's it, but you get big white borders either side. Like rbird said, it is not compensated or something. Open Mozilla.org up in IE, and its covering the whole screen, larger text, appropriate the screen size and resolution. The only fix I find was to change the default text sizes etc, in Firefox font options. I can do further specific tests next week if you wish based on this explanation.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
Severity: normal → minor
Component: General → General
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Created attachment 237656 [details] compares FF & IE Q: does it get worse as resolution size increases?
no testcases, no response. If you have a URL that doesn't match comment 5 please update the bug. => incomplete
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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