When in private browsing, we should save the zoom level as page specific in memory

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Firefox
Private Browsing
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enhancement
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: graemew@gmail.com, Unassigned)

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100916 Firefox/4.0b7pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:2.0b7pre) Gecko/20100916 Firefox/4.0b7pre

Private Browsing pages return to the default page magnification instead of remembering the page magnification (as regular browsing will do.)

For example. Cntr and '+' to magnify the screen. In regular mode the screen magnification setting will be remembered. In Private Browsing it will not.

Could be an issue with a disabled person using another person's machine. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to private browsing mode
2.Magnify the screen with CNTR and '+'
3.Browse
Actual Results:  
The screen returns to default page magnification with each new page.

Expected Results:  
It should have remembered the magnification setting.

Comment 1

7 years ago
This is intentional. Remembering page zoom levels will leak visited page data from private browsing. See bug 476514 comment 3.
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Comment 2

7 years ago
Fair enough. A hard of sight friend concluded that IE was a better option in this respect, since it remembers page magnification with Private Browsing. Although what he was doing using Private Browsing when he used my PC I don't know.
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Comment 3

7 years ago
Hold on, I don't mean that a particular pages magnification should be remembered, but the magnification of the browser in general. Make the text large, and the large text should follow you wherever you go.

Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Hold on, I don't mean that a particular pages magnification should be
> remembered, but the magnification of the browser in general. Make the text
> large, and the large text should follow you wherever you go.

How are you setting that general magnification?  I mean, using what menu item/key combination/preference/etc.?
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Comment 5

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #4

With CONTROl and +/- or the mouse wheel..

Thinking about this, I see it definitely as a bug and not as desired behaviour.

Comment 6

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4
> 
> With CONTROl and +/- or the mouse wheel..
> 
> Thinking about this, I see it definitely as a bug and not as desired behaviour.

Ctrl/+ or Ctrl/- affect the site specific zoom, not the global zoom...

Updated

7 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Private Browsing pages return to the default page magnification instead of remembering the page magnification (as regular browsing will do.) → When in private browsing, we should save the zoom level as page specific in memory
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Comment 7

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
OK, you are quite right. This friend (he has optic neuritis) who reported this to me after using my computer usually uses IE I think (at least he was comparing it to IE.)

I just launched IE and saw that CONTROL +/- changes the global magnification. Isnt this a better way to do things? What is the rationale behind making magnification site specific?

Comment 8

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> I just launched IE and saw that CONTROL +/- changes the global magnification.
> Isnt this a better way to do things? What is the rationale behind making
> magnification site specific?

Because not every web page needs zooming to be readable, but this is not really relevant to the bug at hand.
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Comment 9

7 years ago
OK, perhaps it isn't a bug after all.

But people who use magnification are generally people who find it difficult to read the text I would have thought. Someone who has a disability and uses someone elses computer, someone who uses glasses but hasn't them to hand. Obviously these people would benefit from the magnification of a page following them from page to page. I can imagine that some people might benefit from individual sites being magnified when they return to them. I'm not entirely sure how. But there must be a rationale behind it, is there not?

Perhaps this isn't the place to discuss this and, besides, it's not within the remit of the original title of this bug report. I'm new to this. I almost feel like I ought to be apologising..

Comment 10

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)
> OK, perhaps it isn't a bug after all.
> 
> But people who use magnification are generally people who find it difficult to
> read the text I would have thought. Someone who has a disability and uses
> someone elses computer, someone who uses glasses but hasn't them to hand.
> Obviously these people would benefit from the magnification of a page following
> them from page to page. I can imagine that some people might benefit from
> individual sites being magnified when they return to them. I'm not entirely
> sure how. But there must be a rationale behind it, is there not?
> 
> Perhaps this isn't the place to discuss this and, besides, it's not within the
> remit of the original title of this bug report. I'm new to this. I almost feel
> like I ought to be apologising..

No need for apologizing!  You should probably file a new bug about that, though...

Comment 11

7 years ago
That would be bug 332275.
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Comment 12

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> That would be bug 332275.

I don't know if it is. I think, if I were to file a new bug report it would be to suggest that the zoom controls ought be global and not site specific, a la IE. What do people on this email list think? Global or site specific? Or perhaps an option that toggles between the two so you can elect for zoom controls to be global or site specific?
graemew: feel free to file a new bug on "Add option to make full-page-zoom level global rather than site-specific".  I agree that that's different from bug 332275.

You might consider trying the "Default FullZoom Level" or "NoSquint" extensions as a short-term fix for this particular use case.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6965/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2592/
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Comment 14

7 years ago
Thanks Daniel.
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