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This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor. 
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Post This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor.
I have about 20 tabs open, so I keep my browser maximized. Most PHPBB forums put pillars on the side to make it usable on a wide-screen monitor.

At 1920x1200, the board isn't very usable.

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Post Re: This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor.
? It's perfectly functional on 1920x1080, which is an even wider ratio. Not sure what you mean.

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Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:13 am
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eh, probably doesn't like that the page actually runs the entire width of the browser window regardless of res, as opposed to being restricted. can't really argue with him there, but then again, running a browser window maximized at 1920x1080 is just plain silly imho.

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Post Re: This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor.
And what would be the point of not running it maximized, so you can have an IRC window or something else of equal distraction level running next to the browser? Maybe at that point, you should also have a second monitor, so you can also have that important chatter on display even when you're playing full screen games or watching movies full screen.

I run my browser maximized on my desktop system (1920x1080) and on my laptop. (1366x768) I also hate web pages with constrained width, because often the constrained width is used to put full height ads along both sides of the content. Like surrounding the page with a gigantic McDonald's ad, or something equally stupid. Although, the last time I saw such an ad was before I started using AdBlock Plus, so maybe it just gets filled with empty solid colored space now.

I still find that there are occasional pages which overflow the width of my displays.


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odditude wrote:
...running a browser window maximized at 1920x1080 is just plain silly imho.

I couldn't possibly manage this many tabs without maximizing.

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Post Re: This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor.
I run my browser maximized at 1280*960, with a sidebar full of bookmarks. And have IRC and IM off on a second monitor. I also use tabs+multiple windows on my internet browser.

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You could probably use some kind of user CSS/javascript in whatever browser you use to set a max-width on the body of websites, or this website specifically, so it doesn't fill up all the space. Having it set specifically for all is kinda lame, especially for future displays and stuff where you may end up with a tiny sliver in the middle of the screen because the monitor is 4000 pixels in width and the limit is 1000, and just people who would prefer something different.

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looks fine here

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Yeah, it's more a personal preference problem, not so much being broken or anything.

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Post Re: This forum looks TERRIBLE on a wide-screen monitor.
So change the zoom level, silly. Doesn't that help?


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No, see, he wants the content to fill a 4:3 square in the middle of the page. Or maybe even slimmer than that. Like those nasty web pages that slim the content down so they can make room for a gigantic static advertisement surround, like imdb.com does when you don't disable javascript for the entire domain.


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