View Full Version : Horizontal Scrolling

05-23-2007, 06:55 PM
This one has me stumped. When I'm at home using Firefox, the entire site shows up fine. When I'm at work using IE, the threads are so wide I have to scroll horizontally to read the posts. (Maybe that's a sign I should be working and not surfing LOL).

Anyone know of any settings in IE or on the board that would fix this? It's really quite annoying. :pullhair:

05-23-2007, 07:02 PM
I use both at home and I do believe that it's just my damn screen that's too small!!! LOL

At work it's fine, but my screen is much bigger!

05-23-2007, 07:39 PM
Daghain: your screen resolution at work is smaller than your resolution at home (bigger resolution = more pixels visible). Running at 1024x768 is pretty much standard I think, try changing your work resolution to this.

05-24-2007, 08:28 AM
Wow. That made all my work apps sooo tiny! Guess I'll just have to deal with the scrolling. :)

05-24-2007, 08:33 AM
Yeah, its kind of a one or the other choice. :D

05-24-2007, 08:35 AM
Yeah, that didn't help me either. It's tinier, but i still have to scroll.

05-24-2007, 08:58 PM
The way the forum is setup is that if the full width of the body (everything in the sand coloured area, looks to be 1024px wide) exceeds the size of the window then horizontal scroll bars appear (so make sure the window is fully maximised) so you can see the entire content. If someone posts a large image then that can push the edges past this size or if your res is only set to 800x600 or below, then only the first 800px will be visible.

05-25-2007, 06:02 AM
1024 is correct. My research showed that this was the most common width to accommodate different settings on computers.

(it actually looks small to me at home because I have that set there, at work its just right)

Obviously we had to just choose what would most commonly work for most people and 1024 seemed to be it.

05-25-2007, 07:09 AM
I can live with it. I'm actually getting used to it. It's just one more reason to hate my POS work computer :D

05-26-2007, 01:08 AM
Well while trying to reset my resolution I changed th language to Danish.

It ain't workin' out too well!

05-31-2007, 03:22 AM
Igen gleigen?

05-31-2007, 04:45 PM
This one has me stumped. When I'm at home using Firefox, the entire site shows up fine. When I'm at work using IE, the threads are so wide I have to scroll horizontally to read the posts. (Maybe that's a sign I should be working and not surfing LOL).

Anyone know of any settings in IE or on the board that would fix this? It's really quite annoying. :pullhair:

Dude, it's 'cause you're using IE....

05-31-2007, 04:49 PM
Hey, that is no fault of my own! We can't download any programs to our work computers (the IT idiot has us locked out - if he would just give me access I could get things done a lot faster LOL).

The only time Microsoft will make something that doesn't suck is when they start to manufacture vacuums. :D

05-31-2007, 04:51 PM
So true.

06-07-2007, 12:37 AM
As one of your friendly IT network people for a medium sized company, I understand of course! Heeey, its only the mess of unknown trojans and spyware that could disable your exchange and apps servers, effectively disabling your business electronically and causing thousands of dollars in manhours, that you're risking by allowing people to have unrestricted access :)

06-07-2007, 07:07 AM
Zone I'm sure you aren't one of those "friendly IT people" who treat everyone like they're stupid, are you? I can't even count how many times I've called the helpdesk here and have been told that the problem I'm experiencing must be on my client's end. No investigation, no nothing, just a glib "not our problem" response. ><

Randall Flagg
06-07-2007, 11:56 AM
Time to go over their heads and send an e-mail requesting the name be changed to "No help desk".

06-07-2007, 07:10 PM
Hannah: I have a gleaming Customer Service Award sitting on my desk! :D

no im not an arrogant fucknerd with no people skills and don't laud being able to develop applications as the pinnacle of human achievement, in all honesty insular IT people really irritate me - i appreciate the fact that the world is full of a huge range of people and that not everyone is supposed to be a computer whizz, its just a skill along with a thousand other useful skills to have. When I pointed out (for perspective purposes) that theres plenty of people out there with limited computer skills that are far brighter than anyone in our department, it didn't go down to well (but i thought it was hilarious :)). I love bruising IT egos because I've worked in other departments here and only been in IT for the last couple of years (but have an IT base though) so I think I have a more rounded perspective about what people expect. But theres really only one guy like that (arrogant pain in the ass) in our dept, my manager and the chief network guy are actually really nice and get along with everyone really well. In my experience its mainly coders (apologies in advance to any nice coders reading this) as its an almost inherent part of the job that you think everything you do is fantastic and everyone else is a pile of shit :)

But in saying that, I'm quite happy to explain why certain systems are set up the way they are or why we have to do things a certain way I'd get just as irritated by users who don't listen and become demanding - like anyone would in any job where this would happen.

06-07-2007, 08:43 PM
You would be the first IT person I know of who gives a shit, Zone.

06-07-2007, 08:46 PM
BWAHAHAA Fruno, you totally nailed that one!

There always has to be the exception that proves the rule. Our Zone must be it. :)

06-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Ayuh, indeed he is.

06-07-2007, 11:16 PM
The unhelpful IT guy. Its actually an interesting personality. Here is my take on it:

The Unhelpful IT Guy is born out of several factors:

1) Generally feeling inferior most of their lives due to not possessing archetypical values used to assess societal worthiness.
2) Restricted interaction with broader social groups as they go from high school, to uni, to career with no real exposure to different environments other than the carefully crafted comfort zone. This is important - as their communication and social skills fail to develop their sense of perspective becomes very narrow (i.e. almost impossible to see the world from someone else's point of view).
3) Obtaining specialised IT skill sets and knowledge (i.e. in the form of software development programming, for instance) and the subsequent pay gives Unhelpful IT Guy new sense of validation and empowerment. Coupled with the first two factors, this is the basis for the Irritating IT Ego as the calm surety honed from validation as a teenager or young adult and mature confidence in social situations is lacking.

It could also be basic personality types that come into it aswell - you find unhelpful people all over the place. IT depts have a higher responsibility in delivering better service due to the wider skill gap, however. Its a matter of confidence, patience with staff and recognising that just because you have grown up using PC's every day, not everyone else has.

06-08-2007, 08:34 AM
He said asses....hehe.

That's an interesting take, in all seriousness, Zone.