Firefox Add-on: NoSquint

NoSquint is one of my favourite Firefox add-ons because it makes at least half the sites I visit on a regular basis easier to read by making everything on the site bigger — the text and the images, and it does so without messing up the design of the site because proportions are maintained. Here’s an example:

Roger Ebert‘s site usually looks like this (click to view full-sized image):

When I crank NoSquint up to 150%, it looks like this, filing my screen and making it much easier to read (click to view full-sized image):

There you go. A nice little add-on for anyone with poor vision or anyone like me who can’t stand reading micro fonts.

UPDATE #1: Shows you how much I know. Just ignore me, folks. From the first comment:

In Firefox 3, it’s built in. Just use Ctrl+Mousewheel to change the size of the text and images. It even works with videos.

That’s how NoSquint works. I thought it was the add-on doing that. Time to uninstall NoSquint.

UPDATE #2: Cancel update #1. The Control-mouse wheel operation does nothing in my Firefox 3. When it does work, I wonder if the built-in Firefox function remembers the magnification for each site like NoSquint does, or do you have to increase the magnification every time you visit a site? And I’m running Firefox 3 on Windows XP. Maybe some things don’t work the way they should on other operating systems such as Vista. At any rate, time to reinstall NoSquint.