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Newest firefox screen width

horizontal scrollbar appeared.



7:09 am on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member powdork is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I have been using firefox for a while and firebird before that. I just reformatted my hard drive so I downloaded the newest firefox. Now my site has a horizontal scrollbar on certain pages. Has anything changed with the latest build that might cause this?


9:01 am on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I can't think of anything that would be causing this... The things that spring to mind are the screen resolution of your PC - is it the same as it was before? Also, do you have any side panes open in FireFox?


9:33 am on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The newer version may conflict with your code. If you've checked what Blobfisk said have a look at your code.


1:18 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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the skins used can have this affect, they can vary by a few pixels the available width, this can be enough to generate a scroll bar in certain circumstances, but this isn't really a firefox problem, it's more often associated with CSS widths being assumed to add up to 100% when they in fact add up to 100% + something, whether through pixel rounding [up] or whatever.

I've seen this, it took a while to figure out, in my case a designer used floats for layout, and his right column is knocked down to under the content in my firefox, not in his [we used different skins], that's because he had assumed 100% width and not taken into account pixel rounding, or a border, or something. This issue in general can be avoided if there is an overall container with width 100%, and subcontainers with widths set relative to the overall container.


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