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  1. #1
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    Question Scrolling back-n-forth, back-n-forth~

    What's up with the threads where the posts are twice as wide as the screen?

    I've seen this before, but never to this extent. We have quite a few long threads on very popular forums which take forever to read and catch up because I'm scrolling right and left to read each sentence. Doesn't this bother anyone else?

    I don't see anyone asking about this. Someone told me that links with pictures might be causing it, but I would just like to know how to fix it!

    Help me please, help me!

    Susan

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    I thought it was just me and/or my computer. Sometimes when I am far behind in reading, I try to just read what I can see. Doesn't work very well. Something must cause the margins to get out of whack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGIRecovered View Post
    What's up with the threads where the posts are twice as wide as the screen?

    I've seen this before, but never to this extent. We have quite a few long threads on very popular forums which take forever to read and catch up because I'm scrolling right and left to read each sentence. Doesn't this bother anyone else?

    I don't see anyone asking about this. Someone told me that links with pictures might be causing it, but I would just like to know how to fix it!

    Help me please, help me!

    Susan
    I am having this problem with every thread lately, even with THIS thread. Could someone please tell me how to change this? It is very frustrating to have to scroll back and forth.

    Thank you so much.

    Kathy

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    Hold down the ctrl key and push the - (minus) key it will make it smaller. To make things larger hold the crtl and push the + key.
    Shhhhh..........we're watching Nancy Grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekilla View Post
    Hold down the ctrl key and push the - (minus) key it will make it smaller. To make things larger hold the crtl and push the + key.
    Tekilla: Thank you so very much. This worked!!!

    Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy421 View Post
    Tekilla: Thank you so very much. This worked!!!

    Kathy
    Your welcome, glad I could help.
    Shhhhh..........we're watching Nancy Grace.

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    Hi again. Well, the control - combo does work; however, in order to read without scrolling back and forth, the text has to be so small I have to strain to read it. It is me and my computer? It seems there are a few people with this problem, but not many. Wish there was a better fix.

    Kathy

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    I believe it has to do with the new advertising banners at the top of the page. Consider: the width of the forum background above the banner seems to be normal, but gets wider under the banner.

    I posted about this somewhere (I can't find my thread/post now), but I never heard back from the admin/mod I was talking to.

    EDIT: Found it:
    Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Ask the Mod Squad your WS Forum questions! and then read down.
    Last edited by KateB; 04-06-2015 at 02:31 AM. Reason: repair url tag.

  9. #9
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    It's been a month. Any thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGIRecovered View Post
    What's up with the threads where the posts are twice as wide as the screen?

    I've seen this before, but never to this extent. We have quite a few long threads on very popular forums which take forever to read and catch up because I'm scrolling right and left to read each sentence. Doesn't this bother anyone else?

    I don't see anyone asking about this. Someone told me that links with pictures might be causing it, but I would just like to know how to fix it!

    Help me please, help me!

    Susan
    I am having the same problem! What can I do to fix it?


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    Is anyone else still having this problem? I cannot read a thing without scrolling back and forth.

    Help, please!

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    It means the margins are blown in your thread. Is it just one thread, or all of them?

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    Hiya Kimster!

    Thanks so much for being so quick. Every thread I try and read has blown margins. I know a few in the CD thread are saying the same thing. Its with all the case threads we try to read.

    Have you had any other complaints at all?

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    Yes. Mine are really bad.

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    Thanks Little726.

    At least I now now I am not going completely insane.

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