User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; InfoPath.2; FDM) Build Identifier: 126.96.36.199 At certain web pages, for example http://www.dpreview.com/ the entire web page is displayed on only the left 25% of the monitor. Trying to correct this by using ctrl+ fails and the page becomes unreadable This problem does not exist in Internet Explorer (ctrl+ scales the page properly) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. enter into a webpage with the issue (http://www.dpreview.com/) 2. use a widescreen monitor. (2560x1600) 3. press ctrl+ repeatedly Actual Results: using a widescreen monitor the page occupies 25% of one side of the screen and the text is very small Expected Results: 1. the software should have scaled the entire web page up, instead of simply increasing the text size 2. Ideally ctrl+ should not have to be used at all, the page should scale to your display I can provide screenshots if necessary monitor: 2560x1600 OS: Vista about:buildconfig Build platform target i586-pc-msvc Build tools Compiler Version Compiler flags $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 -TC -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) $(CYGWIN_WRAPPER) cl 12.00.8804 -TP -nologo -W3 -Gy -Fd$(PDBFILE) Configure arguments --enable-application=browser --enable-update-channel=release --enable-official-branding --enable-optimize --disable-debug --disable-tests --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-svg --enable-canvas --enable-update-packaging
It looks like it's a fixed width layout so page zoom is needed. Which that's bug 4821. >Ideally ctrl+ should not have to be used at all, the page should scale to your display That's up to the web page designer. Usually fixed width layouts are used to avoid long lines of text which are hard to read. The future solution to this is to use CSS columns. Mozilla has some support for this but I don't know of other browsers that do.