very disappointed with 'zoom'

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tim_Mac, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Tim_Mac

    Tim_Mac Guest

    i remember when microsoft said that IE7 would never happen because the MSN
    Explorer product line was taking over, and tabbed browsing was not possible
    with the IE6 codebase. but then firefox took over so much that MS changed
    their stance in an effort to keep up. so we see tabbed browsing and an
    attempt at easy-to-use scaling. in my view it still has a long way to go.

    what i love about firefox is that the text zooming feature does not cause
    horizontal scrolling like IE7 does. this is my experience with IE7 in nearly
    every site i go to at 110% scale on a 1200x1024 resolution. it is debatable
    whether image zooming is a worthwhile feature or not, i'm sure some people
    like it, but there are many users out there, myself included, who wish MS
    would have firefox-type zooming as an option. yes increase the size of the
    text, but preserve the layout wherever possible to avoid horizontal
    scrolling. i know a few other users have voiced similar feedback, but is
    there any response from the MS camp as to whether this 'alternative'
    behaviour i describe is part of the plan for the IE7 release?

    by the way, changing the text size in IE7 also causes horizontal scrolling.
    Tim_Mac, Aug 6, 2006
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  2. Tim_Mac

    Kevin Lentin Guest

    My issue with zooming is with a window opened with no resize or scrolling
    allowed. If you zoom in, you lose the stuff that's off the edge. And you
    can't scroll the window or resize it. When Zoom is above 100%, we should be
    able to resize or scroll windows with no resize or scroll set. Or at least
    automatically grow the window as well (which will be very ugly).

    Kevin Lentin, Aug 10, 2006
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