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Windows 7: Too much white space on screen

07 Feb 2010   #1
WAeyes

windows 7
 
 
Too much white space on screen

Hello,

Have recently purchased a new laptop Dell 1720 with Windows 7 installed. Graphics card is an Intel Integrated Media Accelerator 4500MHD.

When viewing most websites, I am getting large amounts of white space on 1 or both sides of the page. On many of them, it will take up nearly 1/2 of the screen...looks very stupid in my opinion especially since one of these websites is mine!

My screen resolution is set at the default of 1440x900. I can make it lower but it lessens the quality of the picture and still does not fill out the screen properly especially for websites that are aligned toward 1 side.

Is there something else I can try?

Thanks for your help - Patrick


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07 Feb 2010   #2
seekermeister

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

There are different ways to deal with the problem, like on this forum there are different skin options in the dropdown window at the bottom left of the screen. Choose one of the wide screen options, and you will definitely see a difference. Also, depending on the browser that you use, there are options to view pages at various zooms, which typically is used just to make momentary adjustments for a particular purpose. My browser also has an option to fit the page to the screen.
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07 Feb 2010   #3
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Yes, a keyboard shortcut can be used to zoom in a browser -
'Ctrl' + '='.
It makes everything bigger, but if it is white space you don't want, i'm sure on certain browsers there is an option to change the background colour, in Internet Explorer for example.
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07 Feb 2010   #4
WAeyes

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
There are different ways to deal with the problem, like on this forum there are different skin options in the dropdown window at the bottom left of the screen. Choose one of the wide screen options, and you will definitely see a difference. Also, depending on the browser that you use, there are options to view pages at various zooms, which typically is used just to make momentary adjustments for a particular purpose. My browser also has an option to fit the page to the screen.

Thanks Guys,

Yes, the Control + does work in Firefox but seems to lessen the picture quality a bit...guess I will just have to accept that. What browser are you using that has the option to fit screen?
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07 Feb 2010   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I expect fit screen will be just zooming, like 'Ctrl' + '=' but to the exact webpage size.
Oh, and welcome to SevenForums!
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07 Feb 2010   #6
WAeyes

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
I expect fit screen will be just zooming, like 'Ctrl' + '=' but to the exact webpage size.
Oh, and welcome to SevenForums!

Well thanks! I'll be here often as tech challenged as I am
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07 Feb 2010   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Everyone here is welcome
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07 Feb 2010   #8
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WAeyes View Post
Thanks Guys,

Yes, the Control + does work in Firefox but seems to lessen the picture quality a bit...guess I will just have to accept that. What browser are you using that has the option to fit screen?
Opera. If you decide to try it, and don't feel comfortable with it, let me know. There are plenty of way to customize it.
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