I used a benchmarking program the other day and ever since then, all of my pages on my browsers have been condensed into a frame that is only around 600 pixels wide and on a 1080p screen. That looks a little silly. Everything is squished into a thin section and when I zoom to get the fonts the right size to read, they hardly fit into the panel especially if they are links. Is there a way of setting the maximum frame within Firefox as it does this also on many other sites, but most noticeably on Facebook?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #26, I look at how browser windows resize and how to get the text larger.
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Resizing a browser window
So it’s a little unclear as to exactly what’s happening here, but what I’m going to suggest you do first is resize the window. I’m assuming that the benchmarking program did not change the resolution of your screen. In other words, you still are at that 1080p which would be 1929 x 1080 native screen resolution.
- Drag the lower right-hand corner of that window and simply make it bigger.
If the fonts are not the proper size when you have done that, then start to play with your zoom. That way, you should be able to see the text in a form that you expect.
Window size memory
That being said, it sounds like the benchmarking program did nothing more than resize the window. What happens is, when the browser exits, it saves its last known window size so that the next time it starts, it starts up in the same place and at the same size.
So, the only thing to do in a case like that (if that’s what’s happening here) is simply resize the window by grabbing the lower right-hand corner and dragging it to a size that you want it. Then, when you exit the browser, that’s the new size that it will remember. The browser should open later at this new size that you’ve left it at.
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