Experimenting with “Office 2007” Zoom interface
I have to admit that I like the Default FullZoom Level extension which significantly improve on the FireFox’s rudimentary Zoom feature.
This extension not only put it in par with Opera’s highly acclaimed zoom feature, but it has a major advantage over the latter with the ability to add enhancement with the use of XUL programming. Default FullZoom Level is just a extension with full source code that I can peek and experiment with. What I like to do is to add a attractive real-time zoom called Visual Zoom, which takes the inspiration from Office 2007’s zoom. So instead of selecting from the popup-menu, you can just zoom using the slider with screen update in real-time. I mock up how it looks like when it’s done. Ignore the inconsistent icons and colour of slider because those elements are captured from Office 2007.
Enhanced Default FullZoom Level with Visual Zoom
There are two buttons beside the slider, which is Fit To Window and Reset icons. There are two new items in Popup, [Options] and [Hide Visual Zoom]. It is situated on top rather than on last item since it is the least frequently used items compare to the zoom selection.
So anyone know if there is any zoom extension that already offer this slider zoom ? If not, this will make a very good excuse for me to learn XUL programming. In the meantime, let me see if other projects need important attention first …