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Has anyone else noticed that the images on serverfault are a bit 'grainy' lately?

This is on Firefox 3.0 on Ubuntu Linux Jaunty

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Since you posted it as a highly compressed jpg, it's quite hard to tell what is grainy and what is not. – Gnoupi Aug 24 '09 at 8:13
@Gnoupi well yes that image is a bit low quality, but you can see what I meant. – Rory Aug 24 '09 at 12:24
Firefox 3.5 on all platforms has an improved image zoom, that anti-aliases the image. – perbert Aug 24 '09 at 12:54
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Try pressing Ctrl-0 (zero). That will reset your zoom-level for the page. Since version 3, Firefox will not only zoom the text size, but also the images, and the scaling algorithm is not the prettiest.

If the text is to small for you at normal zoom level, you can check "View -> Zoom -> Only zoom text" (or something like that, I'm using the German version) and try if that works for you.

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Ah yes that was it. I never knew about that. – Rory Aug 24 '09 at 12:23

Strange, looks like your browser is scaling the images to some weird height and width. Have you tried force refreshing / clearing cache?

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It seems like he is using some zooming on the page, indeed. – Gnoupi Aug 24 '09 at 8:16
Yep, I'm getting similar results in Opera when I change the zoom level. – Treb Aug 24 '09 at 8:52

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