Firefox text zoom affects TabStrip layout

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  1. mika-xws
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    Posted 02 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    When you scale up the text in Firefox with the Zoom function (Ctrl++) when the option "zoom only text" is set, then the TabStrip layout gets disturbed: additional background images get visible below the TabStrip. This can be seen on the Telerik TabStrib demo page as well.

    Setting the font to a fixed size (e.g. 12px) in my project's CSS file doesn't help. Does anyone know a workaround? Thanks!

  2. Answer
    Paul
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    Posted 02 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hi mika-xws,

    Unfortunately, the problem is a bit more complex than it looks. Internally, both IE and Firefox rely on the "zoom" property to implement its zooming functionality. This has an adverse side-effect - it turns the layout on all elements on the page and this in turn leads to all kinds of side-effects. You can read more about this problem here.

    As far as we know only Opera implements zooming without breaking the page layout.

    The zoom issue is especially difficult, as there is no documentation whatsoever on the effects it causes to the page layout. Ideally, it should not cause any, but obviously this is not the case. There are many reports for problems related to this feature, for example:

    We are researching the problem, but I cannot guarantee when and if it will be entirely resolved.

    Best wishes,
    Paul
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  3. mika-xws
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    Posted 02 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Paul,

    thanks for the prompt answer! I suspected something like that... Thanks anyway!
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