SmoothZoom

SmoothZoom

Smooth zoom web page without touchpad

What is SmoothZoom?
SmoothZoom is a Firefox add-on that enables smooth zooming and panning of web pages. It is particularly useful for Firefox on X11 where touchpad smooth zoom is not supported, as well as desktop PCs without a touchpad. To zoom, press Ctrl + Alt and move the mouse up and down. To pan, press Shift + Alt and move the mouse around. Please note that the add-on is in alpha version and currently has some limitations, such as no upper limit for zoom, no configuration options, and a fixed minimum scale at 100%.
Stats
Users: 13
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2021-11-01)
Creation date: 2021-10-29
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 9.52K
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Summary

This addon is mainly for:

  • Firefox on X11 where touchpad smooth zoom is not supported.
  • Desktop PC without a touchpad.
Usage
  • Zooming: Press Ctrl + Alt, and move mouse up and down.
  • Panning: Press Shift + Alt, and move mouse around.
Limitation as alpha
  • No upper limit yet
  • No configuration yet
  • Minimum scale fixed at 100% yet
User reviews
I've only been using this for half an hour, but immediately it seems to work very well. Though it interacts a bit weirdly with some elements in some pages (e.g: https://www.xda-developers.com/pc-airflow-guide/)
by aMolleTargate, 2024-06-25
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Safety
Risk impact

SmoothZoom may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

SmoothZoom has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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