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Oblivious

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#1 11 years ago

this feels like a stupid question, but anyways...

Is there a way to display most/all web sites in 16x9?

Are there settings to change aspects in Firefox or site specific settings (this forum) perhaps? I couldn't find them. Googling it didn't help either. Are we just waiting for the sites themselves to change to this new format when it becomes the most common one? Most sites are still viewed 4x3 which is somewhat irritating while browsing on a 37" wide screen.




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#2 11 years ago

unless the site is configured to fit your window or designed for widescreen there isn't a way on your end.

The forums here are fix width so they cannot be adjusted on your end.


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#3 11 years ago

Why not just surf split screen with a page on each half of the screen? Some think that's the real beauty of widescreen.




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#4 11 years ago

In the bottom right corner of each thread, you can chose the style you want to see the forums in. By default, the forums are in 'Gaming Forums 3.0.' Changing this to 'Default (enabled by CycloCide for testing)' will work better if you have a wide screen monitor.




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#5 11 years ago
marvinmatthew;3989819In the bottom right corner of each thread, you can chose the style you want to see the forums in. By default, the forums are in 'Gaming Forums 3.0.' Changing this to 'Default (enabled by CycloCide for testing)' will work better if you have a wide screen monitor.

Thanks. That works great for this forum.

Seems wide screen just isn't common enough yet for websites to worry much about it now.

Hadn't thought about side by side windows, so should I feel the need to simultaneously view two websites, I'll try >Omen<'s suggestion too. :)




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#6 11 years ago

There's also a program that turns you browser into an automatic split screen view with two address bars. Unfortunately it's designed for 1280x1024 desktop res and if you don't use that res it looks weird. It's the only one I've found so far though and it's free.




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#7 11 years ago

the problem is not so much that the designers design for monitors, its that as N0e says, they fix the width and height of elements in their design. Some don't even scale at all.

Blame poor designers.

Technically speaking you could create a personal style sheet for your browser, however I am not sure that would let you do everything that you want to do.




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#8 11 years ago
>Omen<;3989372Why not just surf split screen with a page on each half of the screen? Some think that's the real beauty of widescreen.

nto enough room!