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Screen resolution and web sites

by Ron Reisener / May 2, 2004 3:43 PM PDT

Windows XP Home Edition
HP Pavilion, Pentium 4, 1.5ghz
512mb memory
Norton Antivirus 2003
Zone Alarm

My screen resolution is set to 1152 x 854. When visiting a web site, the display may fill the screen; on other sites the display is centred with blank space left and right (like this Cnet site); and on other sites the display fills about two thirds of the screen with the right-hand third blank. Does XP have a setting which will force all sites to display full screen left to right?

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Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by xcks / May 2, 2004 3:47 PM PDT

no

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Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by xcks / May 2, 2004 3:53 PM PDT
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Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by ZoomerZ / May 2, 2004 4:48 PM PDT

The short answer is no. How a web page appears depends on how it was coded by the designer. If they used tables or css with specific sizes, then that is exactly they way the page will appear.
Best advise I can give you is to resize the browser window to approx. 1024 pixels in width and use the extra screen real estate for other apps, such as an instant messanger.

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Re:Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by Ron Reisener / May 4, 2004 3:57 AM PDT

Thanks Zoomer - I thought this might be the case. Many thanks to all for your help.

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Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by Papa Echo / May 2, 2004 7:10 PM PDT

What is your screen size ? Make/Model ?

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Re:Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by Ron Reisener / May 2, 2004 7:26 PM PDT

Monitor is Philips 109S4, 19 inch

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Re:Re:Re:Screen resolution and web sites
by Papa Echo / May 3, 2004 6:58 PM PDT

Some suggestions to try :

? Use a lower screen resolution.
? Restore monitor calibrations to factory default.
? Keep monitor away from magnetic sources.
? Update driver of video card.
? Send an e-mail to Philips customer care HERE .

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addendum
by Papa Echo / May 3, 2004 7:04 PM PDT

Try toggle key 'F11' for normal-full-normal screen display.

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