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I can't see all of a webpage...

by cnet3tee / January 15, 2009 3:30 PM PST

I can only see about 3/4 of my webpages and sometimes forget that there's more to the right (have to scroll left and right sometimes to read something ... or missed options/ buttons that's to the right of the screen... ).

How can I fit the web page to my screen?

I'm running a Dell laptop (Inspiron) with win2000 and IE 6.0.


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Re: can't see all of a webpage.
by Kees Bakker / January 15, 2009 4:10 PM PST

Yes, it's regrettable.

Long ago, web pages were small and designed for a screen with 640 x 480 resolution. Then came the time that 800 x 600 was a common size. But screens get bigger and bigger (especially the screens that webpage-designers use themselves) and existing monitors don't.

A Dell laptop with Windows 2000 typically is rather old, so I don't expect a 1920x1024 widescreen.

Your choices:
- See if you can set the screen to a higher resolution. Right click on an empty part of the desktop, choose properties and find the right tab. Usually it's a slider. Most likely it isn't possible and if it is, you might not like the resulting image quality. But you might be lucky.
- Accept the situation as it is.
- Buy a new laptop with a bigger screen.


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Try this . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 15, 2009 9:31 PM PST

In IE, click View, Text size. Play with the settings.

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by cnet3tee / January 16, 2009 4:15 AM PST
In reply to: Try this . . .

my screen is at its highest resolution (800 x ??)
and changing View/text size in IE resulted in a slight change (just a "jitter"motion on screen and pretty much the same).

I am stuck and I'll live with it for now (my poor fingers will just have to do the walking on the mouse pad).

Thanks for all the suggestions. Happy

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Wait a minute . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 16, 2009 6:50 AM PST
In reply to: thanks.

Highest resolution of 800? No way. 800 X 600 is a default for basic. What type of monitor do you have?

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Wait a minute Wayne ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 16, 2009 12:36 PM PST
In reply to: Wait a minute . . .

It was mentioned that the computer is running Windows 2000. I had an Inspirion 3200 D233ST 12.1 inch screen also running Windows 2000 and it too was SVGA (800 x 600) - XGA was beyond its capabilities (although an XGA monitor was an additional cost option on the Inspiron 3200 D233XT and D266XT - resolution likely designated by the ST or XT appended to model number).

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full web page
by revsb1 / October 26, 2012 3:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Wait a minute . . .

Check your view stettings. If zoom is too large you want see entire screen. worked for me anyway.

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