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    Quote Originally Posted by wade_watson View Post
    Hi, Bonnie and Angie. Your problem isn't the monitor size, but your operating system's resolution settings. Apparently these backgrounds (as with most Twitter backgrounds I've seen) are designed for resolution settings wider than 1024px. While I use a 21" monitor, I keep my screen resolution at 1024x768, which chops off many Twitter backgrounds, including Retta's. Current stats show approximately 57% of web users have their resolutions widths set higher than 1024px. It's understandable that you'd want to cater to the majority of your market, but it would be nice if Retta could try some somewhat closer designs that would be visible to more of us.
    Thanks for the explanation, Wade! I had no clue Where would I find the resolution settings on my computer? I'm sure hubby knows but he's not here right now LOL
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    If your on a Windows computer, right-click anywhere on your desktop. On the pull-down, click "Properties", then in the dialog window click the settings tab. Slide the resolution pointer to where you want it, then click OK. You'll find all the text, icons and pictures are become much smaller. I don't care for the eyestrain of reading at the higher resolutions, myself. I guess that's the difference in younger computer geeks and older ones like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wade_watson View Post
    If your on a Windows computer, right-click anywhere on your desktop. On the pull-down, click "Properties", then in the dialog window click the settings tab. Slide the resolution pointer to where you want it, then click OK. You'll find all the text, icons and pictures are become much smaller. I don't care for the eyestrain of reading at the higher resolutions, myself. I guess that's the difference in younger computer geeks and older ones like me.
    It's easier in Firefox ... Ctrl + will zoom in, and Ctrl - will zoom out, letting you see all sorts of stuff.

    At least mine does.

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    Thank you guys! I'll keep it as is but darn I wish I could see all the cool Twitter page designs
    ~Angie~

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    Just 2 cents...You can always right click on the Twitter profile background and select "view background image" to see the full screen. The cursor then becomes a magnify tool to enlarge the image.
    I do this myself as most backgrounds are cut off on my 17 inch monitor.

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    (Bphtht!) I've known about the Firefox zoom feature for a long time, but it never occurred to me to use it that way. That works fine and beats changing your resolution settings. You guys should probably be using Firefox if you're not already, anyway. If you use the NoScript addon your computer can cruise the web more securely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Young View Post
    Just 2 cents...You can always right click on the Twitter profile background and select "view background image" to see the full screen. The cursor then becomes a magnify tool to enlarge the image.
    I do this myself as most backgrounds are cut off on my 17 inch monitor.
    OK, now THAT is really cool! THANK YOU for the tip I learn something new every day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
    Hey Loretta, those backgrounds are beautiful!

    Got a question for you, though... on my screen (17" monitor), Twitter backgrounds are mostly hidden behind/under the person's Twitter page, so I don't see all the cool stuff in people's background designs. The screenshots you included in your post are NOT what I see on Twitter... the left and right panels of the custom design are hardly visible at all.

    Is there some sort of an adjustment I can make for my viewing area? Or are the custom designs only fully visible on larger monitors?

    Thanks!

    Bonnie
    Wow, I almost never use 1024 X 768 anymore, not even on a 17" laptop. The reason I don't 1024 X 768 is because, although everything will look bigger and maybe easier to read, I can't see as much stuff. This is a perfect case in point. When you're Display resolution is set at the 1024 X 768, it's like ZOOMING in. Yes, the text is bigger, but you get a whole lot LESS to look at, and that is why you don't see all of the Twitter Background.

    In a way, I guess one could compare it to... Trying to create a video site that is optimized for dial-up. It can be done, but then all of your "Video Viewers" with high speed internet wouldn't come around much more because the video would NOT look good to them.

    Seems like it's "have-to" case of choosing the lesser of two evils.
    That's just "my" 2 cents worth. Just one opinion from one guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkward View Post
    It's easier in Firefox ... Ctrl + will zoom in, and Ctrl - will zoom out, letting you see all sorts of stuff.

    At least mine does.
    You can zoom in/out that way in IE6 & newer too.

    Also in IE you can hold ctrl key down and use mouse scroll wheel to zoom in/out.

    But that's not changing "resolution" of your screen.



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    This works in FireFox as well. Just tried it in FF 3.5.

    Thanks for the tip!

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