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  • I am disconcerted by having a horizontal scroll bar all of the time.  I suggest that the forum postings adjust to the available space rather than having a fixed line that may or may not fit on a screen.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:23 PM

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  • I am disconcerted by having a horizontal scroll bar all of the time.  I suggest that the forum postings adjust to the available space rather than having a fixed line that may or may not fit on a screen.

    I see this sometimes, but not usually. I don't remember seeing it before the re-design.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:10 PM
  • Not sure if this is exactly what you are talking about but ...

    I really hate that I have to horizontally scroll inside a code block when about 40% of the width of my screen is forced to whitespace.

    Mumble, mumble, mumble - some designer needs their ponytail cut off.  Grumpy old man rides off into the distance ...


    Paul Linton

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:34 AM
  • Not sure if this is exactly what you are talking about but ...

    I really hate that I have to horizontally scroll inside a code block when about 40% of the width of my screen is forced to whitespace.

    I think we were talking about a horizontal scrollbar in the main browser window.

    But the horizontal scrollbar in code blocks is annoying also.


    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:09 AM
  • I am disconcerted by having a horizontal scroll bar all of the time. 

    What is the state of Threading (in your Settings?). 

    Also, if your browser is IE and you normally pin your Favorites Center you may need to either unpin it or reduce its width.

    And, maybe it helps to have a wide monitor with IE open in Fullscreen?   <eg>



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:03 PM
  • What is the state of Threading (in your Settings?). 

    Also, if your browser is IE and you normally pin your Favorites Center you may need to either unpin it or reduce its width.

    And, maybe it helps to have a wide monitor with IE open in Fullscreen?   <eg>



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    • I don't know of a setting for threading in IE10, which I am using at the moment, or in other browsers. Where is that setting?
    • Always close the Favorites Center as soon as I accidently open it.
    • I seldom use full-screen for anything, but I often have variable-sized windows open to about 90% more or less of screen width. Even so, full screen does not get rid of the horizontal scroll bar, although it makes it less likely that I am missing things by not touching it.

    I can get rid of the scroll bar with enough <Ctrl> + '-'.  My screens are pretty pixel-dense, so that might affect me.

    But yes, I could get a wide screen monitor and laptop. I went out of my way to get higher res 3*4 aspect ratio screens, since I am not primarily watching TV/movies. My desktop monitor is 1600*1200. My laptop is 1680*1050 I can make the scroll bar go away on that monitor. There are a lot of people who use smaller screens. The objective to make things look good on different sized, or even different orientation, screens/windows seems to have been reduced. Different people have different sized screens, and need/like different sized fonts. I prefer to have more than one window open, and to not have screens maximized.

    I have noticed something different since shortly after I first posted this thread. There is a horizontal scroll bar, but it seems that scrolling right shows that I am now not missing as much before scrolling, in at least some views, as was the case before. So this has already improved for me. Thanks.



    • Edited by Cal Learner Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:09 PM I wanted to amend my posting
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 3:03 PM
  • What is the state of Threading (in your Settings?). 

    I don't know of a setting for threading in IE10

    It's part of your forum Profile.  Access it (now) via the Quick Access dropdown (top left).



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:18 PM
  • What is the state of Threading (in your Settings?). 

    I don't know of a setting for threading in IE10

    It's part of your forum Profile.  Access it (now) via the Quick Access dropdown (top left).



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    That's another thing. It is set to threaded, although I don't get threading indentations. I set it to flat to see if that changed anything, but it did not.

    a screen capture, maximized, but zoomed in as I would typically do.


    • Edited by Cal Learner Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:56 PM added screen capture
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:54 PM