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Half screen, cannot enlarge webpage size while in IE. help!

by sonny / February 17, 2004 3:03 AM PST

Computer: Dell 8250
OS: Windows xp
Browser: IE?6.0
Monitor: 19?--Dell


While using IE-6.0 to browse the internet. My web pages are only half the size of my 19? monitor screen. Under ?view? , I have tried changing my font size and cannot change them either. Could this be a problem with my IE, or possibly a problem within my computer?

Any help would be appreciated.

sonny

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Re:Half screen, cannot enlarge webpage size while in IE. help!
by Cursorcowboy / February 17, 2004 7:34 AM PST

1. Based on your message subject, "cannot enlarge . .", would you mind telling us what you have done or are doing so we understand the cannot?

2. Basically the same for your question concerning view, what happens -- if anything, when you click one of the other font sizes?

3. Find the file labeled ie.inf, right-click, and then from the context menu, select Install to repair IE.

4. The article [Q304872] states that when you try to install IE6, you may receive an error message that can occur if it has already been installed and the installation package does not contain any new customizations -- a customized versions of IE6 that was created by an Internet service provider, Internet content provider, or a corporate administrator that is installed instead of the default browser.

5. "How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP (Q318378)."

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Cursorcowboy? regarding your post.....
by sonny / February 17, 2004 10:47 AM PST

1- Subject of original post *Cannot enlarge website.* Upon launching IE, the home page is approximately eight inches by ten inches in size. The home page site (Bellsouth.com) is also located to the left side of the monitor screen. This is a nineteen inch monitor, consequently approximately one third of the monitor screen is blank. All web pages including Cnet, are the same way, very small in size. I have not been able to correct this and beyond what is stated below, nothing has been done.

2- *View* ? Upon clicking view at the top of the browser screen, then clicking text-size, then largest. Some of the text within the page increases to approximately a 12 setting size as would be seen in word perfect. All the text on a web page will not increase and the 12 size is about as large as any text will increase.

I am going to follow through with your steps three ? five and hopefully resolve this issue.

Thank you very much for your response. I will post a follow up.

sonny

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Re:Cursorcowboy? regarding your post.....
by Cursorcowboy / February 17, 2004 9:17 PM PST
Upon launching IE, the home page is approximately eight inches by ten inches in size. The home page site (Bellsouth.com) is also located to the left side of the monitor screen. All web pages including Cnet, are the same way, very small in size. I have not been able to correct this.

1. Opening IE is controlled by the mode used to start it. Many times, we find IE is opened when the computer starts and one I wonder why users allow. I only want things to happen when I desire. If you start IE, what is the means?

a. If there is an icon on the Desktop and it does not have the tiny arrow indicating it is a shortcut, then you have no way of selecting whether the module opens, Normal window, Minimized, or Maximum as you do when right-clicking a shortcut and then on the Shortcut tab clicking the down-arrow in the Run: section and selecting your personal preference.

b. If #a above is the case, create your own shortcut and place it where you want -- either the Desktop or perhaps in the QuickLaunch area, and then select your personal preference of how it opens.

2. You can always mouse left-click-&-hold in the blue title bar of a window to move it. In addition, if you look closely at the lower right corner of a window you'll see two chevrons which when placing the mouse over, the cursor become a two-headed arrow that means this corner can be moved in an oblique direction to resize a window -- but it depends on several factors of whether this will always hold for the next time. Something you simply learn.
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Enlarging IE page to fit screen
by Spark1e / August 15, 2006 7:58 AM PDT

Sonny,
I know it's been 2 years since your question, but I had the same problem and I think I have found the answer. Try right clicking on your desktop screen to Properties > Display Property opens > Settings > adjust your screen resolution to the left (lower)> click apply and OK. It worked for me the IE page filled the whole screen. You might need to play with the resolution to get it.
Pam

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