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Standard User Littleseen
(regular) Sat 25-Feb-12 16:53:51
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shrunk web pages


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I used to use Windows Explorer as a browser & AOK, tried some others, then settled on Chrome but of late became very disenchanted with Chrome and indeed with Google as a search engine (because of the bias in its prioritising stuff) --- so last week returned to Explorer.

Now I have a glitch that I suspect is in the Windows internet settings somewhere but cannot nail it. Perhaps in <advanced> in the <options> ? Forwarded pages are shrunk, yes they can be maximised but terrybull tedious. Beyond me.

Example --- this forum go to <wireless mouse for laptop> and drill down to "Daniel_g" who has an e-bay suggestion. I click on that link he provides and the web-page that comes up is shrunk. Easily maximised but I didn't used to have to do so. Where am I going wrong plz?

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 25-Feb-12 17:41:47
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Re: shrunk web pages


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http://blog.chron.com/helpline/2006/05/how-to-set-in...
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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Feb-12 17:42:42
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Re: shrunk web pages


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This procedure works in IE 9, and I believe it should with earlier versions.

1. Open IE.
2. Open a pop-up.
3. Close the original window, leaving just the pop-up open.
4. Resize to the desired size and position by click-dragging (important - clicking the maximize button won't do the job, you have to resize manually).
5. Control-click the close button to close the window.

IE should now remember this new size for future pop-ups.


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Feb-12 17:46:44
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Re: shrunk web pages


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In reply to a post by Littleseen:
Forwarded pages are shrunk
What do you mean by "Forwarded"? Opened under another Tab?

What do you mean by "shrunk"? Restored Down? What's the %age shown bottom R on Status Bar?
I used to use Windows Explorer
You mean Internet Explorer?

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Standard User Littleseen
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 10:14:12
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Re: shrunk web pages


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By shrunk I mean it is say half-size, ir is rather smaller. If I hit the maximise button it will maximise.

By forwarded I mean as in the example I quoted. I see a link posted in a forum, if I use that link then the result is hrunk to about half-screen size.

If I however use ordinary menu alternatives as in say BBC news pages then the new page opens full-size.

By Windows Explorer I mean Internet Explorer

I found no percentage displayed btm-right nor anywhere else. Using F11 for full-screen does slightly further enlarge at the price of removing toolbars etc

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Standard User Littleseen
(regular) Sun 26-Feb-12 10:44:21
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Re: shrunk web pages BINGO!


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Old Jim, you are a genius or whatever passes for flattery on a Sunday morning. What you describe works and I used the link you supplied as my guineapig.

Your help 100% demonstrates the value of these Forums --- all take a bow

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Feb-12 12:16:13
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Re: shrunk web pages


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In reply to a post by Littleseen:
I found no percentage displayed btm-right nor anywhere else.
I'd guess you don't have the Status Bar chosen via menu View / Toolbars / Status bar. IIRC no Status Bar is the default.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Feb-12 12:41:27
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Re: shrunk web pages - EDITED


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In reply to a post by Littleseen:
By forwarded I mean as in the example I quoted. I see a link posted in a forum, if I use that link then the result is shrunk to about half-screen size.
So you are not using Tabbed browsing? When I do that, it opens another Tab ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gigabyte-M7700-1600DPI-Wir... ) in this current window and, of course, does not change the size of this window.

Yes, w/out Tabbed browsing it is difficult to control the size of IE windows.

EDIT: What version of IE are we talking of here?

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Edited by XRaySpeX (Sun 26-Feb-12 13:22:53)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Feb-12 21:38:23
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Re: shrunk web pages BINGO!


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So, aren't you using Tabbed Browsing with IE8?

Cuz I can't understand why you are ending up with a separate shrunken window when you click a link in this window.

If you are not using Tabbed Browsing, wouldn't you be better off doing so, and avoid the issue you had in the 1st place?

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