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The posts run past the edge of my screen

by drpruner / June 16, 2007 11:45 AM PDT

and my wife is tired of cleaning up the spilled ASCII. Happy

Can I adjust the line width that the Forums feed me? Didn't see anything about that here.
Thanks, Doug

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Might that be a 15" monitor?
by John.Wilkinson / June 16, 2007 12:17 PM PDT

When the forums were overhauled last November they went to the present wider-screen format expecting most people to have a 17" monitor or larger with 1024x768 resolution. Those with older 15" monitors set at 800x600 resolution must scroll side to side, something there's no fix for. (Cnet has not enabled multiple CSS layouts for different resolutions and monitor sizes.) Thus, if that's the case there's nothing you can do.

Sorry. Sad
John

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I have a very nice Philips CRT which measures
by drpruner / June 16, 2007 12:32 PM PDT

16" actual diagonal, so it's at least 17" advertised.
Current setting is 800x600. I just bought a used PII from a friend and it has a Diamond video card w/16Mb of memory. (My previous was eMachines w/built-in video.] I haven't reset the display since I got it, so I will now try more resolution. If you smell smoke, call 911.

Next time, try to get back to me sooner. Happy

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I took your suggestion and I now see
by drpruner / June 16, 2007 4:38 PM PDT

all the post that's fit to print. Can't read it, but I can see it. Happy
Seriously, all seems ok. My eMachines wouldn't even attempt more than 800x600, but this plugin card handles it well. Probably a good thing I added an extra fan on the case blowing directly on the video heatsink. (It's from before the day when cards came with their own sinks.)

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if the posts in question have a LONG URL
by jonah jones / June 16, 2007 12:47 PM PDT

that may be the cause, it was mentioned a few months back and a solution was offered....but i forget what it was Sad


jonah

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That should be fixed now...
by John.Wilkinson / June 16, 2007 12:54 PM PDT

Lee implemented a maximum length for any single string of text, including URLs, so that should no longer be a problem. Don't you dare make me re-add that to my list. Devil

John

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(NT) sorry John ;-)
by jonah jones / June 16, 2007 12:59 PM PDT
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(NT) Aye carumba!
by John.Wilkinson / June 16, 2007 3:27 PM PDT
In reply to: sorry John ;-)
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On viewing it just now,
by drpruner / June 16, 2007 4:33 PM PDT

the URL does go off the screen! More ASCII on the floor! Happy

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Nope, that's not a problem,
by drpruner / June 16, 2007 4:29 PM PDT

because I never bother reading the links anyone else is referring to.
(You know how SE works, jonah. Happy )

I took the resolution suggestion, bought a fire extinguisher for the computer area, and am now seeing everything!

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(NT) Thanks to both of you.
by drpruner / June 16, 2007 4:40 PM PDT
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