IE7 sites display small and narrow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by normviv73, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. normviv73

    normviv73 Guest

    My display setting is 1920x1200 and I have a Dell 2405FPW monitor driven by
    an ATI X1900 graphics card. I ahve the text size (View) set to 'largest'.
    Yet sites appear in the center of the screen with blank space of the sites
    colors on each side. Is there a setting in IE7 Tools to cause web sites to
    fill my screen?
     
    normviv73, Apr 2, 2007
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    If you stretch the IE window out to fill the screen, most webpages should
    fill that window. Some pages are written (coded) to be a particular width.
    Example: www.msn.com is about 800 pixels wide and fills in the rest of your
    IE window with color.

    You could use the Zoom feature of IE7 to make content larger.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]
     
    Don Varnau, Apr 2, 2007
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  3. normviv73

    normviv73 Guest

    If you mean by stretching to drag the edges that option is not available for
    this site. I tried the zoom but that caused misalignment of the text with
    the framing and some text overwrote other text.

    It was a good idea but it didn't work out.

    Thanks anyway.

     
    normviv73, Apr 3, 2007
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    cpj Guest

    I have the same problem on my new computer. Don't know what to do, it's very
    irritating to have little half size windows. And you're right, you can't
    resize by stretching and if you magnify it larger everything gets really off.
    If someone can help with this problem, I'd greatly appreciate it.

     
    cpj, Jul 8, 2007
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    Nitish Guest

    use safari or firefox

     
    Nitish, Jul 11, 2007
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  6. normviv73

    normviv73 Guest

    Many sites now do have or allow software (Windows or IE7) to expand and fill
    my screen. I have begun complaining to the webmaster of sites that do not
    expand so that they cannot say that no one is complaining.


     
    normviv73, Jul 11, 2007
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    Ian Guest

    It is the way the site is built, just have to accept what is there folks, no
    web builder is going to you complaints.


     
    Ian, Jul 11, 2007
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    normviv73 Guest

    I am working on dealing with that sort of attitude via the U.S. Dept. Of
    Justice and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Besides, all software is
    regularly updated. If polite complaints to the 'webmaster' are ignored I
    then call the webmaster's corporate employer. Polite reasonable complaints
    do get heard and considered if not always acted upon.

    Most, if not all, States have a "Consumer Advocate's Office". I just met
    with an attorney from mine last night and Verizon, which has been ignoring me
    for 3 months, will regret it when she calls them. It's not just having a
    "big shot" on your side. It's that they speak directly to a high level
    corporate executive.

    Be reasonable, be polite and be persistant. Never allow yourself to be
    ignored!



     
    normviv73, Jul 12, 2007
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