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by colinito / May 27, 2015 7:32 PM PDT

Hello Everyone,

I use - W7, Ultimate, Firefox 38.0.1. Yahoo mail.

I have made no technical alterations to my computer recently that might cause any change in/to the viewed page. I have only downloaded HP Diagnostic doctor for my HP Printer - which was unplugged from the USB port!

Starting about 4 days ago, the opened items in my Yahoo mail - eg. notices from Bank, opened pictures etc - appeared too large to read without having to scroll from side to side.

As from yesterday, I am unable to scroll to the side to read the print or see all of the photo.

I have right-clicked on the open desktop and tried to adjust the resolution under the "Properties" tab. This has not allowed me to scroll completely to the right in order to read the writing or see the part of the photo which is to the right of the open and visible part.

I have also tried enlarging and minimising the view by holding down Ctrl and using the mouse-wheel to enlarge or minimise the page. This was also unsuccessful.

There is obviously something that I can do to overcome this but not being very technically minded, I am not able to discover how!

I would be grateful for any advice.



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screen resolutions
by renegade600 / May 28, 2015 5:01 AM PDT
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forgot to mention
by renegade600 / May 28, 2015 5:02 AM PDT
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you can also try going into safemode and do a system restore to a previously saved restore point prior to when the problem started.

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browser only?
by James Denison / May 28, 2015 5:24 AM PDT
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Hold down the CTRL key and hit the minus key too, as many times as needed to shrink back into screen size. Bigger uses the plus key.

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Page too wide
by colinito / May 28, 2015 6:10 PM PDT
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Renegade600 and James Denison,

Thank you for your replies.

Not being very capable in the technical functional control of my computer, and having already tried to adjust the resolution in the way I previously described, I went into Safe Mode and did a System Restore to a recent restore point.

I then shut down the computer and re-openede it and "VOILA!" I was able to scroll from side to side of the previously unseen portions of the pages.

The unusual thing here is that after this, on checking the screen resolution (by right-clicking on the clear desktop and clicking on Screen Resolution,) it showed 1366 x 768, which is what it originally showed! I have no idea why it is now OK, but thank you anyway!

Although I have clicked on the answer of James, to indicate that the post answered my question, I believe that you have both contributed, and for that I thank you both!

Problem solved!



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