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Windows 7: Website display error - websites became centered

19 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
Website display error - websites became centered

Hello, I have a problem that is bothering me.

I'm having a problem with websites not displaying the way they used to. Suddenly today all websites became.. centered. Websites used to take up almost the whole screen, but now there's unused space all over. On some websites it's not as noticeable, but on some websites it is. I'm having the same problem with my new computer too, which is running Vista. And it's especially noticeable on my larger monitor on my other computer.

Also my Vista computer is dual booting Windows and Linux. One day when I booted back into Windows I noticed that problem immediately. It wasn't like that all time, it just suddenly changed.

And on my laptop I've been playing around with Linux live CDs, and again, when I booted back to windows the website display had changed.

As I said, websites are kind of smaller, and centered on the browser screen. And lots of unused space, it used to be wide and take up pretty much the whole screen. And some elements on websites are not the way they're supposed to be, it makes it look weird.

Below are a couple screenshots to show you.

It might not show up very well on the second screenshot but it's very noticeable on the first one.

I'm hoping I can solve this.

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Website display error - websites became centered-website-display-wrong.png   Website display error - websites became centered-website-display-wrong-2.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Some more information. I'm using Pale Moon as my web browser, and this issue happens on all of my browsers. Including Internet Explorer.

Has anyone else experienced something similar?

All websites look weird.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Your screenshots don't display, please follow Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Ok, done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I can't see anything wrong with your screenshots. I have the same space on sides.

For IE, enable Status Bar (right click title bar) and set zoom to, say, 125%.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2015   #6

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Thing is it didn't used to be this way. I've tried zooming and all it does is make the webpage look fuzzy. I have status bar on IE enabled. And I've tried changing some about:config entries in Pale Moon and they didn't help.

Websites used to be widescreen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2015   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

I apologize in advance if this suggestion is too simplistic, but could you have inadvertently changed your monitor/display settings?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2015   #8

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1

Nope. Resolution is 1366 x 768 as it's always been. Also, today I updated my graphics display driver to see if it would change, but no, nothing. And dpi is 100%.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2015   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hey again,

Accidentally found something that I don't normally use, or notice for that matter.

For sevenforums, scroll to the very bottom, on the right side (below facebook, twitter shortcuts) there is a option box. Chose sf - wide

I am not sure if this would be what you are looking for and it wouldn't work for all pages of course.

Check for yourself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2015   #10

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

Is this what you mean? Compare the two screenshots.

Fill whole screen - larger text
Website display error - websites became centered-screenshot-1.jpg

Smaller text and bars each side
Website display error - websites became centered-screenshot-2.jpg

If so just try:

Ctrl and +
Ctrl and -

or on some laptops

Ctrl and Shift and +
Ctrl and Shift and -

Press all keys at the same time.

Or if you have a mousewheel:

Ctrl and spin the mousewheel.

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