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Windows 7: How do I re-size my browser permanently?

23 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How do I re-size my browser permanently?

I desperately need some help with this issue. I re-installed Windows 7 64 bit on my Dell Inspiron 545s and I noticed a few graphic changes. I am aware about the "zoom" option in my browser, but that is not the case. I used to see everything aligned to the left side of the page without big gaps on the side (See image 2). Now, all the websites I visit are centered and smaller (See image 1). Let me know what you think might be the cause... Thanks!

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23 Mar 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

What browser are you using and have you updated your graphics drivers? If you mean so it will fill your entire screen just click on the middle button in the top right hand corner and then just drag it until it fills the screen
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23 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
What browser are you using and have you updated your graphics drivers? If you mean so it will fill your entire screen just click on the middle button in the top right hand corner and then just drag it until it fills the screen
Hey Gary! I used IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I do have the latest graphic drivers (I believe). The window is maximized so that is not the issue. I believe it has to do with a certain setting in Windows or an update I forgot about. Thanks again for the quick response.
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23 Mar 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums stompdown. Am I correct to assume all 3 browsers display the same behavior? While on a page try using Ctrl + and see if they fill full width, or just increase size within the center portion. A Guy
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24 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums stompdown. Am I correct to assume all 3 browsers display the same behavior? While on a page try using Ctrl + and see if they fill full width, or just increase size within the center portion. A Guy
Hey A Guy, thanks for the support! I am aware of that function but I don't think that's what it is. I came to a conclusion that I can live with the current circumstances Once again, thank you for your help!
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24 Mar 2013   #6

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Well, if you want to stop, but we don't give up that easy here I wasn't necessarily suggesting that was the fix, but rather wondered at what the behavior would be. A Guy
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24 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Well, if you want to stop, but we don't give up that easy here I wasn't necessarily suggesting that was the fix, but rather wondered at what the behavior would be. A Guy
Oh ok I see! Well once I zoomed using the Ctrl + function it did fill in the page but seemed to distort the page a bit. What did you mean about the center portion?
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24 Mar 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

What do you mean by "seemed to distort the page a bit"?
To me your 2nd screen print looks ok proportionally.
Is the text to "fuzzy" or hard to read?
If that's the issue, turning on and adjusting ClearType text can help, if you haven't done this.
It's hard for me to be sure what the issue is looking at the screen print.

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24 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
What do you mean by "seemed to distort the page a bit"?
To me your 2nd screen print looks ok proportionally.
Is the text to "fuzzy" or hard to read?
If that's the issue, turning on and adjusting ClearType text can help, if you haven't done this.
It's hard for me to be sure what the issue is looking at the screen print.

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Yes exactly, the second screen represents how I used to have it before I re-installed the OS. For now, I will just zoom in on the webpages. It might just be me thinking it was different when in reality its the same haha. Thank you DavidW7ncus!
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24 Mar 2013   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, but I'm not sure I really helped you.
You should not have to repeatedly "zoom in on the webpages"...
If your zoom settings are not sticking (with any browser), that's an issue imho.
You can run a system file check to make sure you don't have system integrity problems.
Use option 2 in this tutorial by Brink:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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