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Windows 7: help! website has altered our monitor settings!

29 Dec 2009   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyWin7 View Post
If the OP is using a Microsoft browser then ActiveX could do that - however, I am not on the very latest in the scene!
A good reason not to use IE. The only time that I do is when doing Windows Update, and with W7's update function, I do that no longer, except in XP. The only other time that I will break it out, is if some website is programmed so backwardly that I have to use it.


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29 Dec 2009   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
A good reason not to use IE.
Not wanting to get into any dispute about browsers, as I have used and appreciate them all..

But at least give IE8 a chance, because IMO MS finally got it perfect.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thanks for reminding him greg. That was the first thing that I mentioned and seemed to be overlooked
That's why I brought it back up.

Should be first on troubleshoot checklist given happenstances.
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29 Dec 2009   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

gregrocker,

Quote:
But at least give IE8 a chance, because IMO MS finally got it perfect.
We are all entitled to our opinions. regardless of how imperfect they may be.
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29 Dec 2009   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I personally have never seen a website with the ability to change your screen resolution. Something else is at work here.
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31 Dec 2009   #15
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post

A good reason not to use IE. The only time that I do is when doing Windows Update, and with W7's update function, I do that no longer, except in XP. The only other time that I will break it out, is if some website is programmed so backwardly that I have to use it.
If a website is programmed so backwardly that no other browser besides IE can read it, it's not worth going to
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31 Dec 2009   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Lets try to be fair to the Original Poster and try to solve his problems. One day we may be in his position and will be looking for help, too.
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31 Dec 2009   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

madtownidiot,

In general, I would agree, but I have found a few that are essential to me. For instance, eBay is not totally compatible with Opera. Sometimes when they hand me off to PayPal to make a payment, it fails without using IE. There are a few other websites with similar problems, but they don't come to mind at the moment. In an ideal world (cyberwise), all websites would be programmed according to current standards, and all browsers were compatible, but that is not the case.
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31 Dec 2009   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you try System Restore to reset the monitor?
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31 Dec 2009   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Is your camera plugged into a USB port? If it is, safely un-plug it, reboot and see if the screen resolution resets itself.
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31 Dec 2009   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Lets try to be fair to the Original Poster and try to solve his problems. One day we may be in his position and will be looking for help, too.
I think that if anyone had an answer to his question, they would post it, regardless of any digression.

Back when I was an active member of the Opera Forum, I vaguely recall some discussions that might relate to this, but that was long ago...longer than my memory tends to function.

Not that it has much to do with this, I can remember years ago, I was experimenting by entering random urls, just to see what would happen, and when I input hell.com, I reached a very strange website, that when I decided that I really didn't want to go into, a window suddenly appeared, saying that it was going to close the browser window...it did, without any interreaction by me. The point is that a lot is possible by a malicious website, that is not commonly encountered on the web.
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