View Full Version : The list-of-threads page is too wide

Jeff, CA
September 14, 2001, 06:42 PM
Ever since the switch to the latest software, the page doesn't fit on my screen (in width), even on "fullscreen". About a third of the field on the right (the "last post by" field) is chopped off. I have to scroll to the right to see all of it. That field isn't too important to me, but I'd still like to know how to fix it.

The forum summary page fits, as do pages within a thread. It's only the list-of-threads page in each forum.

Is there some screen setup command I can use?

Jorah Lavin
September 14, 2001, 07:05 PM
Have you thought of upping your screen resolution? If you want to try, right-click on your desktop, click on Properties, chose Settings on the tabs at the top of the menu that pops up, then look in the lower right corner of the Settings menu, and see if you can move the little slider a notch or two to the right.

Write back if you don't have any more "up" on the slider, or if this all sounded like pig Latin.


Jeff, CA
September 14, 2001, 08:31 PM
Okay, I went from 1024x768 to 1152x864. The page now fits, but all the fonts and icons are a lot smaller, and the picture won't expand to fill the monitor now - there are black bands all around the border, especially along the top and bottom, plus it's starting to get blurry, like a photo that's blown up too much.

Now I've gone up to 1280x1024, and the text and icons are so small they're almost impossible to read. However, the picture will fill the monitor area completely, with some adjustment.

Maybe I should just live with a cut-off page?

Caeca Invidia Es
September 14, 2001, 08:44 PM
What browser are you using?

Jeff, CA
September 15, 2001, 10:58 AM

Jorah Lavin
September 15, 2001, 11:16 AM
some can't. If you want to live with the higher resolution, but need the text larger, look up at the top toolbar of your browser.

Click on "Tools" and select Internet Options. On the General tab, click on the Accessability button in the lower right (I only have IE 5.5x, yours might be slightly different) and click the "Ignore Font Sizes on Web Pages" box.

Then, after you "okay" your way out of there, see if TFL looks better. If text is still too small, click on the "View" button in the top toolbar, go to Text Size, and bump up the text size one or two notches.

Let me know if that helps.


September 15, 2001, 11:26 AM
Im using 1024x768, and have no problem in I.Eccch, Netscrap, or Opera. Latest versions of each, running under 98SE.

I know that doesn't help much, but at least you know to look somewhere other than desktop size for a solution....


Caeca Invidia Es
September 15, 2001, 11:40 AM
Ok, which version of Winders and which version IE?

Jeff, CA
September 15, 2001, 12:22 PM
According to "about IE" in the help menu, it's version 4.0, and underneath that it says "version 4.72.3110".

Windows '98. I don't know if there's more to it than that.

For the record, I was perfectly happy with DOS.

I tried "ignoring font sizes" from the tools menu, but that makes all the text really small, and when I increase font size, only the font in links gets bigger - plain text (like this) doesn't.

Caeca Invidia Es
September 15, 2001, 12:32 PM
I'd have to recommend upgrading IE to 5.5. I don't even have access to 4.0 to test with.

Jeff, CA
September 15, 2001, 02:14 PM
Done. That seems to have done the trick. Any idea what was happening?

Caeca Invidia Es
September 15, 2001, 03:09 PM
With a browser that old it was most likely incompatible with the CSS and HTML code being used on this site.

Jeff, CA
September 15, 2001, 06:05 PM
I should've known better than to ask. Computerese goes right over my head. Thanks.

Mike Irwin
September 18, 2001, 12:28 AM

I had the exact same problem a few months ago, and asked the same question.

I just got around to upgrading, and like you, found that it solved the problem nicely.

Amazing how quickly browser versions go out of date...

September 18, 2001, 08:32 PM
DOS rules! I mean, ruled. At least, when LOTUS and dBASE ruled. I hate it when I get nostalgic.

Mike Irwin
September 19, 2001, 10:56 AM
Ah yes, the good old days of DOS commands...

Cryptic, unrememberable commands...

Let's see...

cks kdss|sldk3ks dks slaksdd