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Make Firefox zoom setting tab independent

By Julio Franco
Nov 24, 2012
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  1. Firefox's zoom functionality comes really handy in numerous scenarios, however if you are used to work with many tabs of the same website or domain, Firefox will think you want to zoom all those tabs equally using the same zoom measure. Personally I find this annoying.

    You can change this behavior by entering the about:config command in the address bar, and then filter the preference list by typing the following keyword:

    browser.zoom.siteSpecific

    By default this is set to True. Change it to False by double-clicking the item.

    This will prevent the browser from automatically zooming in all tabs from the same website.
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,528   +315

    As a side note to the above, Chrome's zoom works the exact same way but as of today there is no way to tweak it. One (terrible) way to accomplish tab zoom independence is to launch Chrome in incognito mode.

    If someone comes across a fix in future revisions of the browser or via extensions, please post your solution here.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,222   +231

    Since SeaMonkey is in the same family, does that work in Seamonkey??
  4. Brassbutton

    Brassbutton TS Rookie

    THANK YOU!!!! YESSSSSSS One happy lady here. :D


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