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Fitting Text to Screen Width

by morph / April 15, 2005 6:10 AM PDT

Running Win98SE, IE6
I intensely dislike having to shuttle the horizontal scrollbar back and forth to read text. Is it possible to set Windows or IE to adjust text to fit the screen width?
Many thanks

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Sure. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 15, 2005 7:12 AM PDT
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I Overcompensated
by morph / April 19, 2005 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure. . .

Thanks Coryphaeus,
I changed my display from 480x600 to 600x800 and experimented with expanding the font sizing - now too large a size. In the process, the new Display Properties dialog box became so large that the Apply and OK buttons are offscreen, so now I can't reset to a smaller font size - or do any other Display settings changes. What now?

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I Overcompensated
by Bob__B / April 19, 2005 7:06 AM PDT
In reply to: I Overcompensated

Try making your display settings changes and then hit "enter" on the keyboard.

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Another quick tip for the net
by TONI H / April 19, 2005 8:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I Overcompensated

when you are on a screen where you have to scroll back and forth, press and hold the CTRL key, then press the + or - key to increase/decrease the screen automatically or move the wheel on your mouse if you have one while holding the CTRL key down and it will do the same thing. That way you don't have to mess with your resolutions at all......Those settings you choose will hold for all new sites you go to from now on....or can be changed again, on the fly, at any time.


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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 19, 2005 10:56 PM PDT

Thanks Toni, I never knew that method, Happy


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Toni, a genius
by phantazy / April 20, 2005 7:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Interesting

All I can say is WOW and Thanks.

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It's rare nowadays ...
by Kees Bakker / April 20, 2005 8:18 PM PDT
In reply to: I Overcompensated

to see sites that work satisfactorily and without horizontal scrolling on 600x480 screen. 800 x 600 is the least to use.
On this site, for example, you need the scrollbar to scroll to the advertisements on the right if you work with 800 x 600, but - luckily - the postings are readible then. But you'll certainly be able to find sites that already need 1024 x 768 to be viewed without horizontal scrollbar for seeing the basics.

A 15" CRT is good for 800 x 600. A 17" CRT or a 15" LCD for 1024 x 768. A 17" LCD generally goes up to 1280 x 1024 (check it when you buy it). The more $ you spend, the more pixels you get. That's a reasonable deal.


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