How to prevent Firefox from scaling down large images while browsing

Different browsers have different ways representing web pages. This happens due to the fact that the web browsers have different encryption capacities and thus represent the data and layout of web content according to their capacities. Firefox users sometimes find that when they are viewing an image file (say a wallpaper/desktop background design) on Firefox, the image is shrunk in size so that it fits the browser window. This does not happen when you got to the same webpage and view the exact same image using Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, or other browsers.

This is not a major problem, and has to do with a simple default setting of the Mozilla Firefox. All you need to do to fix this thing is follow the steps given below.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  2. Go to the Preferences/Options menu. [This menu may be located at different points depending on the version of Firefox you are using. In some, it is in Edit -> Preferences, while in some others it is in Tools -> Options.]
  3. Go to the Advanced tab, and there you will find an option that says, Resize large images to fit in the browser window, under the Browsing heading.
  4. Select (tick) the check-box next to this option.
  5. Click on OK.

After this, you should be able to view images in their full dimensions. However, another point worth noting that although Firefox (by default) scales large images to fit in the browser window, most of the versions have a zoom facility in that scaled down image. Hence, it seems to be a far more convenient way of viewing a large image, larger than viewing the image in its full size. However, every one will have their own needs and tastes, and hence the option s there in the Preferences menu.


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