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Windows 7: Odd behavior on one website

06 Jun 2015   #1
iknowjohnny

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Odd behavior on one website

It's a forum i've used for years and never had this issue till the other day. No other websites are affected so i figured the site had changed. Problem is, the guy that runs it rarely doesn't anything to it and said he hasn't made any changes in a very long time. I know him well and i know thats the truth.

Whats happening is when i hold the ctrl key and turn the mouse wheel as you know it increases or decreases the text size depending on which way you turn the wheel. I use this function a lot. But it does NOT change the page size so that the borders go past the edges of the screen. Once they get to the edge the page gets no larger but the text keeps enlarging. Thats so that none of the page goes off screen. On this one site thats what is happening however, and it never did before the other day. If i increase text size to where it's easy to see, the page size increases so part of it is off screen and i constantly have to scroll back and fourth horizontally to read everything. I went to the browser's view menu and chose "zoom text only" but that didn't work. In fact, it wasn't checked yet no other site had a problem ever and this one only in the last couple day even w/o that checked. Pale moon is the browser i use, yet i still have firefox and IE and the same issue exists on that one site but not any others no matter which of the 3 browsers i use.

I have no idea what could cause this and not affect any other sites and happen in all, browsers short of the site itself being changed which as i said it wasn't it's not even a commercial site and has zero ads. And the member's user settings are minimal and have nothing in the setting that have anything to do with this. Any ideas?


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06 Jun 2015   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So what's the website?
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06 Jun 2015   #3
iknowjohnny

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06 Jun 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay it's to do with scripting. Bear in mind that I'm not expert on this subject.

Removing some code from the script does mean that I can zoom as you would expect. See this fullscreen image:

Odd behavior on one website-page-zoom.jpg

If I manually edit the script and remove the following (highlighted in red) I can zoom as normal as in the above screenshot.

Odd behavior on one website-developer-tools.jpg


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06 Jun 2015   #5
iknowjohnny

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How do i do that? Or CAN I even do it?
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06 Jun 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It depends on your browser. If you want to make permanent changes to how that website displays on your own machine you'd need something like this for Firefox:

Greasespot

Then you'd need to either write your own script or get someone to write one for you. Why not just ask the website owner to modify it?
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06 Jun 2015   #7
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

But that sounds like a bandaid, not fixing whatever caused it to begin with. I think i'll hold out for that if someone here might know what it could be.
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06 Jun 2015   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well interestingly I tried Cyberfox (browser) and I don't see the same issue. Must be browser specific.
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06 Jun 2015   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay so more research shows that if "Page - Fit to Width" is selected in Opera I see the zoom behaviour you describe. Uncheck that option and zoom returns to normal.

So check your page view settings in your browser.
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06 Jun 2015   #10
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

Thats would be the first thing i considered, but once i tried it in 2 others and the fact it never did it before and still doesn't in any browser with any other site seems to rule that out. Thats not to say there can't be a browser that works right but the question is what is it that makes that one work and most others not. Even wierder, since nothings been changed at that forum why now? It's obviously got something to do with that page. Maybe something on my PC has changed and affected only something thats specific to that page's code.
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