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[edited by: moTi at 12:42 am (utc) on Oct. 11, 2008]
Incidentally I managed to push WebmasterWorld at default size down to about 500px width before seeing horizontal scrollbars (Firefox 3.0.1 Linux)
What new screen width? I normally set the browser width to about half my screen width which leaves me with a browser window that's roughly 1000px wide and it looks fine. I'm able to narrow my browser window to about 700px before I see a horizontal scroll bar. I've got the same basic set as Vince.
Did Brett change something?
[edited by: GaryK at 3:45 am (utc) on Oct. 11, 2008]
It looks like the WebmasterWorld pages are set to 90% of the window or so.
I have to crunch the window down to about 600 pix before I get a scroll bar.
I'm using FF3.0.1 and XP Home edition.
On IE 7.0.x I get the scroll bar when I narrow the window down to about 600 pix.
These pages are a tables layout that's percentage-based, if you look at the HTML.
Check the "buttons" on front of the monitor for adjustment of the screen display. That's what I had to do when this monitor was first set up, for every site on the web, so that the display would properly fit into the browser window. I'm no techie, it's a simple adjustment.
[edited by: moTi at 6:26 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2008]
Of course, which is why a percentage based tables layout works so well for cross-browser compatibility (which is a good enough reason to stay with tables for layout).
But when a brand new monitor isn't "filling" the window properly and no sites render properly (like loads of black to the left or right, top or bottom before display starts), the monitor needs some simple height and width adjustments. Set it once and it's fine.
moTi, I'm glad you got the situation resolved. I set my input width to 110 and sure enough I saw the same thing you were seeing. So you definitely found and fixed the problem. :)