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#867981 - 02/13/13 07:42 AM Line length of posts
Jema Offline
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Is there some way I can change the line length of the posts here in my IE browser?

Several days ago they became longer and I have to keep scrolling to the right in order to read them.

Changing the font size to the smallest doesn't help - it just puts more on a line.

Thanks for any help or suggestions, except to change browsers - I really don't want to change browsers.

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#868020 - 02/13/13 11:02 AM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
Jenny100 Offline
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Could this problem be caused by updating or disabling java or javascript?

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#868030 - 02/13/13 11:53 AM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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Or have you accidently magnified your page.

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#868049 - 02/13/13 02:11 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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What version of IE do you use?

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#868354 - 02/15/13 08:31 AM Re: Line length of posts [Re: InlandAZ]
Jema Offline
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Thanks all for your replies.

Jenny100: I don't have Java. I checked to make sure Javascript is still enabled. My last MS update was Wed. 2/13, but this started before then. I don't allow any program on my system to automatically update, and I had not manually updated anything just prior to this.

mj2c: It isn't a question of magnification. The text is still the same size - there's just more of it on a line.

InlandAZ: IE6. I've been using it for some time and I've never had a problem with it. I checked to make sure none of its settings had somehow been changed, and they haven't.

I was hoping there's some setting in IE that I don't know about that would let me restrict the line length.

Anyhow, thank you all for your input.

wave Jema
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#868385 - 02/15/13 10:29 AM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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Just a stab in the dark, but screen resolution or some change in your monitor settings that happened without your knowledge?
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#868395 - 02/15/13 11:34 AM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Draclvr]
Jema Offline
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Hi Draclvr,

The resolution, font size, and dpi are the same they've always been.

I checked other sites I often visit and they're all fine - it's only at GB that I'm experiencing this.

Thanks for your reply.

wave Jema
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#868403 - 02/15/13 12:06 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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Jema,

Also a stab in the dark - please clear your cookies here and on your computer. Also please clear your temporary internet files.
Keep us posted please.

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#868405 - 02/15/13 12:08 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Draclvr]
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Jema, I Googled your problem and found a lot of solutions that required adding script code, not something I'd recommend unless you knew exactly what you're doing.

I went to Microsoft to see what answers might be found there and came up with these listings. There are several pages of topics at this location, maybe one will be the answer you are looking for.
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#868460 - 02/15/13 04:51 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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InlandAZ: IE6. I've been using it for some time and I've never had a problem with it.


You probably want to upgrade to the latest release for your OS. IE6 has quite a few security holes.

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#868461 - 02/15/13 04:58 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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Continuing to use IE 6 is a security disaster in waiting.

Quote:
Internet Explorer 6 is riddled with security vulnerabilities and does not contain many of the necessary anti-exploit mechanisms in newer IE versions.


Here is more information...

For Security Reasons Alone, You Should Ditch IE6
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#868466 - 02/15/13 05:22 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
Jenny100 Offline
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Too bad Microsoft didn't make IE7 and later with the option to look and operate like IE6. If they'd done that, they wouldn't have to worry about forcing people not to use it.

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#868468 - 02/15/13 05:24 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jenny100]
InlandAZ Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Too bad Microsoft didn't make IE7 and later with the option to look and operate like IE6. If they'd done that, they wouldn't have to worry about forcing people not to use it.


Yaeh, I agree - I miss the look and feel of IE6 too.

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#868474 - 02/15/13 05:48 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: Jema]
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I agree - I also hate the look of all the later versions of IE. One of the reasons I use Firefox...
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#868499 - 02/15/13 08:25 PM Re: Line length of posts [Re: MaG]
Jema Offline
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

MaG, I always check the box to delete all temporary internet files when I disconnect from the internet. Then, when I'm back to my desktop, I manually delete all cookies from the 2 folders in XP.

Homer 6, I agree about not messing with scripts - I wouldn't know what I was doing. Thanks for the link - I couldn't find a topic that was about IE.

As far as IE6 is concerned, I've never had a security problem with it. In all the years I've had an internet connection I've never been "hacked" in any way and not once have I had a virus or malware of any kind.

Again, thanks everyone. If you think of anything else, please let me know.

wave Jema
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