Re: [Epiphany] Re: Automatic Image Resizing

On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 02:15, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-03 at 12:12, Nikolai :: lone-star :: Weibull wrote:
> > This feature is very interesting.  It's a feature IE has had for quite
> > some time, and is even more useless there.  In IE to get the image
> > fullsize you have to hover over the image for like 2 or 3 seconds before
> > a toolbar pop-ups that lets you expand it.  Totally annoying and
> > useless.  How often do users prefer an image that fits in the frame over
> > having it fullsize immediately and scrollable?  I find myself pressing
> > an image before it has even completed loading, as I can't tell what I'm
> > looking at otherwise.  I mean, usually an image, such as a screenshot,
> > is linked to from a thumbnail and thus I've already seen what the small
> > version of the image looks like, now I would like to see the whole
> > image.  So image resizing adds nothing but an extra step to the process.
> I couldn't agree more. And that just got me thinking... The feature is
> useful quite often (mostly when viewing jpeg photos where pixel quality
> doesn't matter), but in most cases it is annoying. So why doesn't it
> show the image in full size by default but let us "shrink" it by
> clicking it? This way we could easily decide if it's useful or not and
> doing this extra step to actually "do" something (shrinking the image)
> is certainly less frustrating than to "undo" something that is forced
> upon you (reverting the image to original size). It would also get rid
> of the problem that you can't tell immediately whether the image is full
> size or not, other than looking at the cursor.
> Currently when I disable automatic image resizing, I can't resize it at
> all. This is really a choice between two evil. :/

This would not be implementable in epiphany. If we agree it's the right
way we could ever post a mozilla bug though.


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