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    Question Full screen/Part screen

    Whilst there is a lot of debate about the aesthetics of the forum, I have a question.

    When you first enter the forum there is a black box across the top with "Triton Woodworkers" and another black box on the left with a vertival scroll bar with selections such as Triton Chat Room, Materials etc.

    At some stage during a session both of these black boxes disappear and the forum takes up the whole screen (minus the browser toolbars across the top of the screen).

    This makes the whole thing easier to read, and, aesthetics again, it looks better.

    My question is, what causes this to happen?

    Once I know this, I can make it happen every time

    I mainly use ISpy and Today's Posts.

    Fred

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    Have captured the different screens and posted them

    Any ideas how I can get the full screen display?

    It seems to happen at random, like to be able to make it happen!

    Looks good in full screen, much easier to read.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozwinner View Post
    I think you will find that Neil is having a play with certain aspects of the forum to improve it.
    Some items will stay others will go.

    Al
    Neil, please let this one stay, please, please.......................

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    You are getting to the site via the Triton Woodworkers Website. That site uses Frames which allow websites to appear inside websites.

    If you get to this site via www.woodworkforums.com url you won't have that nasty black stuff around the edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    You are getting to the site via the Triton Woodworkers Website. That site uses Frames which allow websites to appear inside websites.

    If you get to this site via www.woodworkforums.com url you won't have that nasty black stuff around the edges.
    OK, see what you mean, that doesn't explain what is happening to me though, as I always get to the forum via the Triton Woodworkers site (won't from now on though).

    Interesting.

    Thanks for the tip Grunt.

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    Grunt is correct (as usual with this stuff - developer?). Selecting the forum from that site simply links it into the main frame on that site.

    Once you have the forum up from Grunt's link, drag and drop it onto your favourites.

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    Yup, another one of them computerists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    Yup, another one of them computerists.
    Well Grunt, you may have killed 2 birds with one stone here.

    You may have read my posts about the forum not liking IE, at least not on my computers. It would give me an IE error and kick me off if I was logged in, but was OK as a guest.
    Had to change to Firefox and that fixed it.
    Going to the forum through it's own URL rather than through the Triton Woodworkers site fixed the black bits.
    Soooo..............I thought maybe................when I go back to IE will it then kick me off also.
    Well so far it hasn't, so maybe that suggestion fixed that mystery as well.
    Time will tell.
    Must admit would prefer to use only one browser, so would like to get rid of Firefox if I can.
    Will let you know how I go.

    Fred

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    That saves me a job.

    I am running the latest versions of Forefox, Opera and Netscape as well as IE 6 and IE is the only browser capable of running everything in these forums the way it were designed to run.

    Netscape will pretty much run everything correctly if you set it up to use the IE rendering engine for the graphics.

    Opera runs in close behind Netscape. Actually I quite like Opera, it's a great little browser with one annoying little problem to do with WYSIWYG.

    In all tests to date, Firefox has not been able to completely show the forums as they have been designed and so far no amount of tinkering from me has been able to fix it.

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    Default Firefox rocks!

    I've used Firefox to view this BB since I joined, and have had no problems.

    Have you read about what percentage of the year IE leaves your PC exposed to published exploits?????
    http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com.../sad/shock.gif

    Cheers,
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    well have used firefox all along too, and with no problems, firefox is just so good the way it's designed, and i don't get any spyware, i'll never go back to IE, ever, ever , ever......ever!
    Can't stop watching re-runs of Macgyver on channel 11

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    My Firefox works great too. but I think Neil's point is that in his developing environment he has issues with it. That means we don't see the bad bits because he has already cut them out.

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    He he he. Had to laugh when I recognised that first image! (I did ask Neil permission to have his site appear in a frame of my site when I created it all those years ago - didn't realise anyone actually used it!) So Big Shed - does it mean it is my fault that you found the Woodwork Forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart. View Post
    He he he. Had to laugh when I recognised that first image! (I did ask Neil permission to have his site appear in a frame of my site when I created it all those years ago - didn't realise anyone actually used it!) So Big Shed - does it mean it is my fault that you found the Woodwork Forums?
    Yes Stuart, it is, and you should be ashamed of yourself for wasting so much of my valuable time

    Seriously though, I did indeed get on to the forum through the Triton Woodworkers site, bookmarked it and kept going that way.
    It never occurred to me to go direct

    Well, it appears that going to the WWF url direct has fixed both my black surround problem, and more importantly, my IE bomb-out problem.

    Have been happily logged in thru IE so far today, and part of last night.

    You learn something every day, thanks Grunt

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    Neil's discovered the joys of being a web developer. Trying to get cross browser compatibility is a nightmare. However, Firefox actually follows the W3C standard much more closely than IE6 does.

    For instance to get the Woodwork forums image centred at the top of the page, if Neil were to replace everything between and including the < center > tags with this code the image will centre correctly.

    [table border="0" style="width:100%; padding:0px;" ]
    [tr]

    [td style="text-align: center;"]
    [img border="0" src="images/AULH.gif" width="119" height="104"]
    [a href="index.php?"]
    [img src="http://mt2.woodworkforums.com/images/ubeauthead8.jpg" border="0" alt="Woodwork Forums" /][/a]
    [img border="0" src="images/AURH.gif" width="119" height="104"]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]


    It's sad that I know all this crap.

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