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post #1 of 29
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Today I had to zoom out two notches with my browser (FireFox) while on AVS because the page was too wide (16x9 display), requiring me to scroll to the right to see everything. Now all the text is smaller. Was something change in the way the forum formats itself for desktop browsers?
post #2 of 29

Nope, no changes here. I've been on pretty much all day.

post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by joeblow View Post

Today I had to zoom out two notches with my browser (FireFox) while on AVS because the page was too wide (16x9 display), requiring me to scroll to the right to see everything. Now all the text is smaller. Was something change in the way the forum formats itself for desktop browsers?

I'm seeing the same thing with Firefox 22.0. I have to scroll horizontally to the right to view the rest of the page. redface.gif
post #4 of 29

Try FF in safe mode to rule out any addons.

post #5 of 29
Something (stylesheet?) definitely changed (on FF 24.00): on the main subforum pages the columns are now fixed width (for the font size) instead of variable irrespective of the browser width so they push everything to the right out of sight if it's not wide enough. Likewise if the browser width is wider than needed there is too much space on the right side.

Don't think it's to do with add-ons as I didn't add anything. Also on Blu-ray.com for example the columns are still variable width as they should normally be.
post #6 of 29
I'm seeing this on my small screen laptop (Windows XP, FF 25.0.1) but it does not seem to be a problem on a large screen desktop. I'll experiment with window sizes on the larger system.

-Bill
post #7 of 29
Still have this problem. Even after starting in safe mode(Firefox), I still have to scroll to the right to see the whole page.
post #8 of 29

Can someone grab a screenshot of this please?

post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Can someone grab a screenshot of this please?
This is the best I could come up with...

post #10 of 29

I need a full screen grab w/ the scroll bar.

post #11 of 29
I see the problem on my old XP laptop running current Firefox. What's the correct method for getting a screen shot? PRTSCRN and ALT-PRTSCRN don't seem to be doing anything, and there my Windows knowledge ends.

-Bill
post #12 of 29
^^^
I use a free program called "Gadwin Print Screen". Search google for Gadwin.com smile.gif

Link
post #13 of 29
Thank you! The things I learn on AVSForum every day!



-Bill
post #14 of 29
I think the issue may be a Firefox update:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968766

this drove me nuts until I figured it out: and fixed it by adding a free FF extension called No Squint 2.1.9
post #15 of 29
I don't think that's it, although Firefox may be involved somehow; it's the only thing I've tested.

Restarting in safe mode with extensions disabled: same result.

NoSquint: this is locking up my browser, so I can't test it, but from the description it is zoom and text sizing control.

The effect I am seeing looks more like a stylesheet issue. Huddler seems to have switched to a fixed-size minimum width for larger screens, rather than a percentage of width which would allow smaller screens to work without horizontal scrolling. I'm guessing they aren't testing on smaller screens.

Again: I have no trouble on my two large screen desktop systems, only on the ancient smaller screen laptop.

-Bill
Edited by wmcclain - 12/12/13 at 7:18am
post #16 of 29

I don't know if this will help or not, but sometimes if a very large image is placed on a page by accident (completely unrestrained), the pages following text fields will extend (flow) to the full width as if the CSS sheet required it.

 

I've also seen this effect directly within a post when no CSS is involved.  If an image is larger than your screen, and it's unrestrained in size (say, if I trim the /1000 /500 thing off the file name in the HTML), the following text no longer obeys the previous page size.

 

Beats me if this is what happened: did an advertisement show up that didn't obey sizing?

 

I've seen very odd behavior lately regarding the editing.....I'll post it in another thread if I don't find one for it.  Hope it's not related.

post #17 of 29

Note: to those looking for an in-browser screen capture, by FAR the most thought out is FireShot...a free addon for FF.  I think it's for the other browsers as well.  There's a paid version that adds a lot of features, but the fundamentals (capture entire page and not just the visible, capture selected region, etc., plus a bunch of other stuff is there....I survive on it for storing away my Amazon and other internet shipping receipts in PNG form.

post #18 of 29

Win 8 Pro (and maybe Win 7) has a Snipping Tool that works great for capturing screens or sections.

 

If you have Win 8, use the Search tool and enter "snip" which should bring up the toolin results. I right-clicked the tool brought up by Search and pinned it to my Taskbar. A very handy tool!

post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post
 

Win 8 Pro (and maybe Win 7) has a Snipping Tool that works great for capturing screens or sections.

 

If you have Win 8, use the Search tool and enter "snip" which should bring up the toolin results. I right-clicked the tool brought up by Search and pinned it to my Taskbar. A very handy tool!

 

That's what I use...no need for 3rd party additional software. It's included in WIN 7 & 8.

post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

That's what I use...no need for 3rd party additional software. It's included in WIN 7 & 8.

So is Internet Explorer that you always frown upon... smile.gif

Gadwin's worked very well for us in my company for many many years. Since at least Windows 95 (if not 3.1) wink.gif
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post


So is Internet Explorer that you always frown upon... smile.gif

 

Yeah but the Snipping Tool actually works consistently without any hand holding. :D

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post


So is Internet Explorer that you always frown upon... smile.gif

 

Yeah but the Snipping Tool actually works consistently without any hand holding. :D

 

Does the snipping tool work for the entire web page, even if it's scrolled off the window?

post #23 of 29

No, it's a screenshot tool...for capturing what's currently visible anywhere on the screen.

post #24 of 29

Ah, in that case, all windows systems have had alt+PrntScrn (for capturing current window, regardless of app) and ctrl+PrntScrn (for capturing entire screen), both as a BMP to the clipboard.  Not the greatest of tools because some menus vanish the moment you press alt or ctrl, but it works good.  I think it showed up in Win98, but I'm not sure on that.

 

FireShot app (in Firefox at least) can capture the entire page displayed if you want, including what's not visible.

post #25 of 29

Yep, the Snipping tool just saves you the step of cropping out anything you don't want/need to have in the saved image.

 

We've strayed a bit off topic here, but I've submitted the screenshot from above with the scroll bar and am waiting for a reply from the programmers.

 

Thanks

post #26 of 29

Well I've noticed something odd.

 

Depending upon whether or not my system is extremely choked CPU-wise, when I quote a message, I sometimes get a ton of raw HTML appearing as if I entered it by hand.  Most of the time that will flash quickly away and then be replaced by a proper quoted post for me to add to, but sometimes it remains.

 

Win XP / FF 25.0.1

 

I have a lot of experimenting to do, but it is so intermittent that it's tough to pin down.

 

1. Is this related to an ad-block addon perhaps?

2. Is there accidental time-dependent code in this?  It wouldn't be the first time I've seen an engineer put in something with far too short a time-out in it.

3. Is FF just not implementing HTML 5.0 enough yet?

4. (too many thoughts)....

post #27 of 29
I've been seeing an intermittent quoting problem too, but it manifests differently.

Normally when you submit your reply, there is a rotating flower icon high on the screen, then it moves lower on the screen, then some sort of "please wait" message, then all goes well.

Sometimes I get the first flower icon but it stops there, although still animating. There is no way to "stop", you have to refresh the page, which loses the new text. I've learned to copy my words before submitting.

It always works the second time.

When did the "Save Draft/Discard Draft" feature appear? I did not notice this before and wonder if it is related.

-Bill
post #28 of 29

The saved drafts is brand new. When you go to compose a reply post, you'll notice some new UI for automatically saving what you're writing. The way this works is that we'll save your contents automatically 3 seconds after you pause typing. You can also initiate a save manually, though you usually shouldn't need to. This will work in the the Rich Text Editor, the BBCode Editor, and on Mobile. 

post #29 of 29

OK, I got to the bottom of it. The site switched from a minimum width of 992 to 1120. So if you're running on something with a really low 4:3 resolution like 1024 X 768, you're probably getting a scroll bar.

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