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Subject: Frustrated and hoping for help
Date Posted: 10/25/2008 9:37 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2008
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I had a friend staying with me and he did something to my computer!  I used to be able to go in the forums and the width was the same as the monitor.  Now I have to scroll to the right to see the whole post so I am scrolling back and forth to try to read a page of posts.  It's not like that on all the web pages I visit, but its like that on SwapaDVD too.  It's also only on my AOL browser.  If I use internet explorer, it's the right width (same as the monitor)  I tried resetting my AOL settings and that didn't work, the font size is the same, it's the whole site, not just in the forums (that's just where it's the most obnoxious for me).  

Anyone have an idea on what else I could try? It's driving me nuts 

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 9:52 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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I use AOL and I have the same problem.   I just grab the edges of the page and stretch them out on both sides and that makes a huge difference.   Of course I have to do that EVERY time I sign on to PBS and it's a pain.  But not as irriatating as having to scroll side to side.  It didn't use to be that way but the last big change they made started it.    I tried all the size changes ect suggested at the time and none of it made a bit of difference.    I've learned to strech my pages and live with it.  sigh

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 11:15 AM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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I don't use AOL but found this when I searched for an  answer for you

You know you can change window sizes, right? Well, not for all AOL windows, but you can change many of them by dragging the edges or the corners. You can also move the window around by clicking on top colored bar of a window.

If you like the changes you make and want to keep them, here are the steps:
1. Open the Window menu on the top tool bar.
2. Choose "Remember Window Size and Position."
3. You will have to do step 2 on each window.

Next time you sign on all the windows will be retain to the changes you've made.

Hope it works. :)

Date Posted: 10/26/2008 12:47 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Thank you Michelle - NO one has ever told me that before.  What a great help that is!!!

Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 10/26/2008 2:28 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2008
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There's a Change Zoom Level on some browsers. On IE 7, it's on the right side of the status bar. If it is set to more than 100%, web pages will be larger than the browser window. I believe AOL browser is an IE shell, so there may be a zoom feature on it as well, but I'm not sure.

Monitor resolution can cause this, too. Consider trying a higher resolution setting.



Last Edited on: 10/26/08 1:19 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/26/2008 10:57 AM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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you're welcome Coz, did it work?

Date Posted: 10/26/2008 11:57 AM ET
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Cozi, I feel so stupid. lol.  I know how to drag the sides out, but I can't go far enough to see the whole page.  Usually I just maximized it, but even if I just pull out the sides, it only adds like a quarter of an inch.  Am I missing something?

Thanks everyone for the feedback!