Screen View Size

April 23, 2005 at 14:28:09
Specs: Windows XP, 2G/80G

When I click on a web site, the page opens and occupies only 1/3 of available viewing area. How do I adjust the size of the web page so that it fills my screen?

JL


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#1
April 23, 2005 at 15:18:37

Joe, Follow the instructions below exactly and your problem should be solved.
Right click the shortcut icon for IE next to the Start button, choose Properties, change it from 'normal' to 'maximized'. Now open it.
Now right click any link on the page, choose Open In New Window....don't maximize it....instead, use the mouse to resize it to what you want it to be.
Now close the FIRST window you opened, and then close the new one you just resized.

Reopen IE from the shortcut icon again, and all windows from now on will be the size you chose and created.

Note: If you don't have an IE icon next to the Start button (Quick Launch area) use the shortcut in your Start/Programs/Internet Explorer and follow the instructions above.

Tufenuf


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#2
April 23, 2005 at 15:23:08

Thanks a million, Tufenuf - will try what you suggest right now . . .

JL


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#3
April 23, 2005 at 15:32:34

Tufenuf,

Did exactly as you described, except I'm not sure what procedures to use to resize with the mouse. I tried using the scroll button, holding down CTRL and using the scroll button and dragging with the arrow. Nothing seemed to change the size of the web page, which is www.sony.com.

Any thoughts?

JL


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#4
April 23, 2005 at 15:41:50

Joe, Just put your cursor(pointer)over the edge of the window till it turns into a 2 sided arrow, then hold your left mouse button down and drag the window to size. You may have to do this for both top & bottom and left & right sides.

Tufenuf


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#5
April 23, 2005 at 18:19:42

Tufenuf,

I know exactly what you're describing and did that, but my cursor never converts to a double-sided arrow. No matter where I move it within the view area on the monitor, it never converts.

JL


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#6
April 23, 2005 at 18:23:32

Tufenuf,

As a follow up to my last note, I should clarify that my cursor does convert to a double sided arrow at the edge of a window pane. When I stretched the window pane, only the window box became larger. The web page never changed in sized and, in fact, stayed the same size relative to the viewable screen area(1/3 of the screen).

JL


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#7
April 24, 2005 at 07:17:53

Joe, Right click your desktop, choose Properties, under the Settings tab try changing the Screen Resolution to a higher number by moving the slider a notch to the right, click Apply/OK. Have you allways had this problem or did it start recently?

Tufenuf


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#8
April 24, 2005 at 18:14:31

Tufenuf, when we first purchased the laptop, we had the problem and thought it was due to the fact that the monitor is a wide screen type. We somehow got it working so that web pages filled the entire screen, but that was a year ago and I've forgotten what we did. In any event, yesterday, we tweaked the screen resolution to its highest setting, which makes the window fill the screen alright. However, the web pages, when opened, still appear to fill only 1/3 of the screen and you practically need a magnifying glass to read the type. Changing the font size in IE doesn't do anything to change the web page size either. It's as if there is a setting, similar to the page setup settings where the webpage is forced to fit the screen top to bottom and, as a result, it "skinnys" it up commensurately.

JL


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#9
April 24, 2005 at 18:54:03

Joe, I wish I knew a solution but I never saw this type problem before. You could try opening Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced tab and choose "Restore Defaults" and see what happens. Of course doing this would undo any changes you may have done under the Advanced tab. Maybe someone reading this thread will offer a possible solution.

Tufenuf



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#10
April 25, 2005 at 19:59:25

Thanks, Tufenuf! If anyone else has any ideas, all are welcome!

JL


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#11
April 27, 2005 at 04:07:09

Tufenuf, when we first purchased the laptop, we had the problem and thought it was due to the fact that the monitor is a wide screen type. We somehow got it working so that web pages filled the entire screen, but that was a year ago and I've forgotten what we did. In any event, yesterday, we tweaked the screen resolution to its highest setting, which makes the window fill the screen alright. However, the web pages, when opened, still appear to fill only 1/3 of the screen and you practically need a magnifying glass to read the type. Changing the font size in IE doesn't do anything to change the web page size either. It's as if there is a setting, similar to the page setup settings where the webpage is forced to fit the screen top to bottom and, as a result, it "skinnys" it up commensurately.

JL


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#12
April 27, 2005 at 04:07:20

Thanks, Tufenuf! If anyone else has any ideas, all are welcome!

JL


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