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Internet => Web Browsing & Email => Topic started by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 01:11:01 PM

Title: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 01:11:01 PM
Is it just me (or my PC) but forum pages are now displayed about 15% underscanned ie. you need to use the horizontal cursor to see the whole page. Is anyone else seeing this or have I got a funny?
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2009, 01:12:27 PM
They display fine for me Tony.  :)
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: mr_chris on February 18, 2009, 01:13:31 PM
Seems ok to me. I presume you mean that the forum requires scrolling left/right in order to see it properly? If so, that's a bit odd.

Can you post a screenshot of what you mean, and what browser and version you're using? Thanks :)
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 01:37:01 PM
Not sure if this will work as I've not popsted a screen shot before and the definition seems poor. However it does show the effect.
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: mr_chris on February 18, 2009, 01:49:19 PM
Yeah, the definition is pretty poor on that screenshot, don't know why! Anyway, can just about see what's going on, and that you're using Firefox.

It could be to do with a Firefox extension that you've got installed, as I've just tried the forum in Firefox and it works fine (i.e. no horizontal scrollbar).

You could try disabling your extensions (Tools / Add-ons) one by one until you find the one that's causing the issue, if that's what it is.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tuftedduck on February 18, 2009, 01:51:54 PM
It would seem that the web pages are not "centred" on the monitor, look at that big white gap down the left hand side.
I can't make out from the screeny which browser you are using, but it will somewhere have the option for a "full screen mode"............have you tried that and does it help.

The site pages are fine in my Opera and in my IE7
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2009, 01:53:13 PM
Forgot to mention Tony,I'm using FF3 with no problems,so as Mr Chris has said it could be an add-on that's causing it.

Is it just these forum pages that are causing this problem.
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 01:56:57 PM
Thanks everyone for responding. I was starting to think it might be an add-on and I'll have a look at that. Meantime having (I hope!) got my act together with Paint Shop Pro, this should be a better screenshot.
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 02:15:22 PM
This is very strange. Disabling all my add-ons did not cure the problem but if I use IE6 it's back to normal. I will look more closely at FF set up.(I'm using 3.06).
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: kitz on February 18, 2009, 02:25:07 PM
I dont know if its the screen cap, but that text looks huge.

Do you view in a larger than normal text size..  or sometimes what can happen is you can accidently increase the text size with use of the scroller.

You can reset your text size in FF from
> View
> Zoom
> reset
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2009, 02:31:34 PM
I dont know if its the screen cap, but that text looks huge.

Do you view in a larger than normal text size..  or sometimes what can happen is you can accidently increase the text size with use of the scroller.

You can reset your text size in FF from
> View
> Zoom
> reset

I have just zoomed the text size to very big,but it didn't alter the page,just the text
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: oldfogy on February 18, 2009, 02:34:23 PM
No problem here with using FF or IE6.

Have you tried the full screen option "F11" and F11 again to get back to normal.

Also have you changed your graphics screen resolution for a lower setting?

Yes the white strip down the left hand side does look odd, would not have thought using a smaller zoom would cause that to happen.
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 02:35:43 PM
Thanks Kitz. I don't know how it happened but you got it in one! Strange how it's not obvious on the "site" page although the text is not quite right looking more closely. Anyway thanks all for taking an interest and I'll know what it is next time.
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2009, 02:39:21 PM
Glad its sorted Tony,its the little things that drives us up the wall.   :wall: :doh:
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tuftedduck on February 18, 2009, 02:43:46 PM
>>>I don't know how it happened but you got it in one<<<

 :clap2: :clap:
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: mr_chris on February 18, 2009, 03:25:09 PM
Holding down the Ctrl key whilst moving the mouse wheel will zoom in and out in browsers, and many applications also.

Glad it's all sorted anyhow :) I couldn't see the size of the text from the first screenshot, as soon as I saw the second one I thought "ahh" but kitz had already beaten me to it! :)
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: kitz on February 18, 2009, 03:40:29 PM
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Thanks Kitz. I don't know how it happened but you got it in one!

It can occur if you hit the CTRL button whilst using/holding down the scroll button on your mouse.
Ive accidentally done it myself before now :/

Glad its sorted :)
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tuftedduck on February 18, 2009, 03:41:34 PM
Ooops, Mr_Chris' post has got a scroll bar now.  :o
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: tonyappuk on February 18, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
One of my installed add-ons is Image Zoom which allows zooming with the scroll wheel and the RH mouse button. I reckon I must have accidentally touched the Ctrl key whilst using this zoom facility or I suppose any other use of the scroll wheel, as you say Kitz. I'll be more careful next time. Browsers can probably have too many options!
Tony
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: sevenlayermuddle on February 18, 2009, 10:03:06 PM
Holding down the Ctrl key whilst moving the mouse wheel will zoom in and out in browsers, and many applications also.

Crikey, I never knew that.  It's downright useful, too, once you know about it. 

I suspect it also explains a lot of the unprintable language that may occasionally have echoed through my house when I've done it by accident.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: mr_chris on February 19, 2009, 11:53:50 AM
You're welcome :)

Like you say, once you know about it, it's great... but I'm sure we've all at some point done it by mistake without knowing or realising what we've just done, or even worse, how to put it back to how it was!
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: jeffbb on February 19, 2009, 06:58:06 PM
Hi

I learn something new everyday from this site  ;D

Regards Jeff
Title: Re: Underscanning
Post by: mr_chris on February 20, 2009, 01:51:41 AM
Good stuff ;D

By the way, I've moved this topic into a more appropriate forum :)