How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

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How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by rec7 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:23 pm

Right now it only goes a little more than half way. https://www.bogleheads.org/ I am using a 21.5 inch screen. I just got a new screen.
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by jebmke » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Ctrl+
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by rec7 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Right now I am set at 110% zoom how about you?
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by jebmke » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:35 pm

I think I am at 170%. I just hit Ctrl+ and/or Ctrl- until I get the page the way I like it.
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by earlyout » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Are you asking about changing the font size or changing the location of the line breaks? Ctrl + / Ctrl - change the font size but do not change the line breaks. I do not know of a way to keep the same size font and make each line longer so that you take advantage of a wider screen and have much more information on a single page.

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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by whaleknives » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:10 pm

Browser zoom or <ctrl +> until you're happy. I'm at 125% on a 14" laptop, and the Chrome browser returns to that setting from the 100% default when I return to Bogleheads.org!
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by FelixTheCat » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:14 pm

I'm old. I need that 72 point font. Ctrl+ for me.
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by rec7 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:53 pm

whaleknives wrote:Browser zoom or <ctrl +> until you're happy. I'm at 125% on a 14" laptop, and the Chrome browser returns to that setting from the 100% default when I return to Bogleheads.org!
125 makes me a happy camper to on a 21 inch.
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by LadyGeek » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:04 pm

This thread is now in the Forum Issues and Administration forum (browser).

Click on the upper-right square in the window's title to set the browser's size to full screen.
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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by Longtermgrowth » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:37 am

When I got a new widescreen monitor, I had to play around with Ctrl +, - for a while to find where I like it. It's at 133% zoom with resolution on 1360x768.

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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by Mudpuppy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:23 pm

Most people seem to be focusing on text size, but I interpreted the request as the width of the text boxes across the screen. phpBB prosilver fixes the maximum width to 1152px to 1220px (depending on device type) in the stylesheet. If you have a high resolution monitor, you get big bars of light grey on either side of the text box. I'm running a "2k" monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution, so the grey bars are rather noticeable to me. But even someone with a "1080p" monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is going to have over 350px of grey on either side of the text box. And 1920 x 1080 is pretty common these days, even in smaller monitors. Very rarely do you see 720p monitors anymore.

In short, the width is fixed to a size that's not really reflective of modern screen resolutions. But that's a phpBB issue, so not much the forum administrators can do about it. A power user could install a stylesheet manipulation tool like GreaseMonkey to modify the appropriate max-width settings, but I personally don't bother with that because I want to preview my posts as other users will see it (to make sure there's not exceedingly wide content for example).

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Re: How do you get this Bogleheads page to go all the way across the screen

Post by rec7 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:41 pm

Thanks everybody
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