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Day 17: Firefox 3

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June 20, 2008

 

Mozilla has released Firefox 3. And while it is noticeably faster and sports an interesting new look, I was really looking forward to it because finally a version of Firefox would support color profiles! It is frustrating to upload photos and find they look nothing like what you saved them as (even when using the web-standard sRGB color profile). Safari had the color profile support from the start - I don't know what took Mozilla so long. And apparently, in their wisdom, the default setting for this support is "off." Imagine my surprise (and further frustration), until I figured out how to turn it on.

 

For those interested (and I don't know why anyone wouldn't want this turned on), to enable Firefox 3 color profile management:

• enter "about:config" in the Firefox address bar

• click "I'll be careful, I promise" button

• type "gfx.color" in the filter field to limit its display to relevant entries.

• double click gfx.color_management.enabled entry to change the value to true

• restart Firefox

• voilà! colors the way they were supposed to look.

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Taken on June 21, 2008