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How to shrink web page to fit screen?

By macx ยท 7 replies
Sep 11, 2005
  1. 98SE & Netscape 7.0

    Been fighting this for a long time - the
    page is bigger than the screen
    on many sites, so have to scroll right to
    see the rest of it. Also too large vertically
    but that isn't as big of a nuisance.

    How the heck do I resize the view to fit
    the screen? I've tried View - Text Zoom
    but all that does is make the text smaller,
    doesn't "shrink to fit".

    Thanks for any tips!!

    Sure glad I found a "spot" like this to help
    solve some of life's frustrations!!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    What resolution is you screen set at?

    Most web pages these days, use a naitive resolution of 1024X768.

    If your screen resolution is set to 800X600, then this will be why the web pages don`t fit your screen.

    Try changing you resolution to 1024X768.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  3. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    some browsers provides full screen option with one of the F* keys.But u should set ur screen resolution to higher level to get websites readable with no scroolling left-right and up-down
  4. Phoneguy

    Phoneguy TS Rookie


    Everybody seems to keep forgetting, he's not asking why, he's asking how......run your pc to the dektop. right click on the dektop. Click on properties/display/settings. Go to the next highest and pick tru color to maintain picture quality.
  5. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718


    You hit it! I KNEW there had to be an easy way.

    Had to adjust the text size higher as it got quite small,
    but THAT I do know how to do :D

    NOW - how do you keep the text size larger than 100%?
    Everytime I switch screens, it reverts to 100% and is so
    small it's hard to read.
  6. Phoneguy

    Phoneguy TS Rookie


    If you are talking about the print being too small to read, try going to START/SETTINGS/HANDICAP and adjust display settings like contrast. Your page may be too light too read
  7. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    U should use Firefox too..It provides infinite Zoom in function
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Maybe you have too much text on that webpage!
    You can also adjust the font size in the page-source itself
    or do:
    <basefont size "3" face="Verdana"/>

    size="3" is the default (range from 1-7, 1=smallest/7=largest).
    A visitor can change the size of text with View/Text Size, adjusting the basefont setting that way.
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