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Old 03-11-2003, 03:03 PM   #1
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opera question

I prefer to use opera as my browser, currently got version 6.12 installed.

does anyone know what preference I would need to select so the view of a web page automatically resizes the view so it fills the available space or reduces it? eg the LQ home page shows it's self to be too large, and I get a left to right scrol bar as well as up/down, but when I go into the forums index page, it seems to resize it to fit the available space. And some other websites also, appear to be too small and I get a fair bit of "white space" down the right hand side of the screen.
Also, does any one know how I select the minimum font size of displayed web pages, as some of them come out very small and virtually unreadable?



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Old 03-11-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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That'd be due to absolute sizing settings in the html of web pages, compared to the relative sizing you'll often find in forum templates. Dunno if browsers can easily scale the whole page to fit your resolution/current window size.
You could try increasing your screen resolution setting, normally 1024x786 will be enough for a web page to be viewed without side scrolling. A >15" monitor should easily be able to cope

Minumum font? I'm not able to load Opera right now, but I think there's a seperate setting for it (maybe that's in Konqueror), if not try using your own CSS for web pages.

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the LQ home page shows it's self to be too large, and I get a left to right scrol bar as well as up/down
Exploder does the same thing to me. Luckily Opera has a hotkey for magnification. As an easy workaround maybe you could just use the '+' and '-' keys. (I know that isn't really what you wanted). Maybe a style sheet as Proud suggested is the way to go.
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Click on FILE>PREFERENCES then click on DOCUMENTATION--not a subdirectory though. The first line "normal" is what you want to click. Then, click on CHOOSE. You can set the text to whatever font and size you choose. I had the same problem as well. As for the side scrolling thing though I have no idea. I run Opera 6.11 and don't have that problem that I've noticed. Additionally, make sure your Opera is maximized (I know it sounds stupid, but when my Opera comes up it looks maximized but really isn't--sometimes this helps with some pages). Hope this helps.


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