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Monitor Viewing Problem

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Post by 40FIVER » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:23 pm

I've noticed that not all posts have the same amount of characters per line. Some posts will fit 100% on my screen, on other posts I have to move the viewing area hoizontally to read the entire line and post. I'm usnig Avant Browser.

This gets kind of annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by txinvestigator » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:24 pm

40FIVER wrote:I've noticed that not all posts have the same amount of characters per line. Some posts will fit 100% on my screen, on other posts I have to move the viewing area hoizontally to read the entire line and post. I'm usnig Avant Browser.

This gets kind of annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

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Do the ones that need scrolling have pics?
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Post by 40FIVER » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:50 pm

Most of the time, a pic is included in the post. And once this phenemon occurs, it continues in all post that I read until I log off. I think I had the problem start today in a post that didn't have a pic, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

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Post by KBCraig » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:29 pm

This happens when there is either a pic that is too wide, or a URL that is too wide. It's a weakness in most forum software. SMF (Simple Machines Forum) is one that I'm aware of that doesn't have this limit; it will force normal line breaks, and a post containing any long URLs or wide pictures will have a horizontal scroll bar beneath it, to see the full pic.

I try to include URLs where the actual URL can be seen. But, if they won't fit on a single page width, I make a word or phrase in my post into a clickable link.

To do that, here's how you create a link:
[url=http://www.yourURL.here]Your clickable text[/url]

I also resize my pics to no wider than 640 pixels. That way they'll fit onto everyone's monitor.

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Re: Monitor Viewing Problem

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Post by Liberty » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:33 am

40FIVER wrote:I've noticed that not all posts have the same amount of characters per line. Some posts will fit 100% on my screen, on other posts I have to move the viewing area hoizontally to read the entire line and post. I'm usnig Avant Browser.

This gets kind of annoying. Any help would be appreciated.

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Some folks don't shrink their photos before posting. Occassionally a very long link won't wrap and therefore cause the scrolling issues. Free software is available to resize photos. One of my favorites is a viewer called Irfanview


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Post by 40FIVER » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:53 pm

Thanks for the replies. If I understand you guys correctly, there is no fixing the problem on my end. It simply depends on how considerate the person doing the posting is.


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Post by KBCraig » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:20 pm

If anyone doesn't have the know-how to resize a photo, I'd be glad to help them out. Just send me a PM, and we'll get 'er done.

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Post by 40FIVER » Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:44 pm

Thanks Kevin for the info on how to post a link without the link showing. That's a cool way to do it.

I don't post pictures often enough to always remember how to do it. I'm probably guilty of the very things I was ranting about. :oops:

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Post by cyphur » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:20 am

Irfanview is a great piece of software. I even use it for my default image viewer for most formats.

Another option, which requires less technical knowledge, is to upload it to http://www.photobucket.com, and they have a resize function as well(allows scalability by 25% increments). This also allows you to resize the image without having to back it up on your hard drive, in case you do not like what the resize does.

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