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Bud Cline
08-22-2001, 10:31 AM

When I read posts everything fits nicely onto/into my screen area, but when I am in "post mode" the information more than fills the screen. This makes it necessary to slide the page back and forth horizontally to review my literary contributions.

I know this is a simple adjustment within my computer somewhere I just don't know how to find it. Where is it?

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08-22-2001, 12:33 PM
bud get a bigger screen!!!!!

Bud Cline
08-22-2001, 12:35 PM
The damned thing is 19" now, that isn't the problem.

08-22-2001, 12:54 PM
Maybe you need a screen extender on the one side. I'm sure they got'em.

No need to thank me, always glad to help.

Bud Cline
08-22-2001, 01:23 PM
Oh great, which side do you put one of them on?

I think I'll wait 'til this evening for an answer, there are fewer smart asses around here in the evening.

08-22-2001, 03:16 PM
Get something like a floor jack and insert the ends into each side of the monitor, just don't stretch too far or the pixels will spill out and roll all over the floor.

Bud Cline
08-22-2001, 05:46 PM
Last I looked my pixels were square, where do you get round pixels anyway?

08-22-2001, 05:54 PM
Pixels are composed of hundreds of round units called bathyspheres, when the pixels hit the TILE floor they shatter and the Bathyspheres roll all over the place. Wouldn't happen with carpet.

John Bridge
08-22-2001, 06:12 PM

There have been a few times in my life when I haven't had a ready answer. This is one of them.

Has this happend recently, or has it always been that way?

Are you using Internet Explorer or Netscape (does anybody still use Netscape?)?

08-22-2001, 06:13 PM
Bud I know you use IE.

Most all browsers have "speacial hot keys".

Mine with Netscape is contral+left sqaure bracket for decreasing "real estate".

and contral+right square brackets for bigger letters.

Although a dedicated Microsoft hater I am sure they also have a special hotkey for this. Look it up in the infamous help file.

Bud Cline
08-22-2001, 07:12 PM
Finding the right answer in the "infamous help file" is like trying to find the perverbial needle in the haystack.

I've tried the "help". What the hell am I looking for, what do you call what I want to do, what's the correct computer terminology? Questions, so many questions, time, so little time.

Rob Z
08-22-2001, 07:16 PM
Jim Buckley

I thought that "bathyspheres" were the things that the Navy used for deep sea exploration.

Are you pullin' my leg?


08-22-2001, 07:16 PM
"hot keys" or "shortcut keys" there should be a whole list of tricks in there somewhere.
If it does not help you do a internet search you should get something.

08-22-2001, 07:20 PM
try F11 that will take you to full screen. I will find the shortcuts for you I am kinda bored anyways..Brb

08-22-2001, 07:34 PM
here ya go:


Its at the bottom but there is a few other interesting things also.

It tells you how to do it with the menu but on the menu itself next to the options is listed "hotkeys" maybe it is there , I dunno coz I dont have IE. installed.

08-22-2001, 07:38 PM
Rob, would I do that? Bud's problem is serious and deserves a serious answer. However I may not be the best source.

08-23-2001, 10:10 AM

I really hate to admit this, but that "smartcomputing" link you posted learned me four things on the first reading! Damn, I hate being that ignorant, but damn I like learning stuff. Macho Garcias to you too.

You got any more of them things?

John Bridge
08-23-2001, 05:18 PM
"Questions, so many questions, time, so little time."

Bud, I just can't resist the opportunity to inject a little English lit into the thing. You paraphrased Geoffrey Chaucer almost verbatim.

"The lif so short, the craft so long to lern."

Help me out, Rob. Was it "Canterbury Tales"?

08-23-2001, 05:55 PM

Gotta be that or Beowulf. What else did Geoffy write that anybody's ever read? 'Cept maybe English majors.

You an English major? No wonder you speak good Texan sometimes.

John Bridge
08-23-2001, 06:14 PM

Whilst I was dropping out of high school, I never lost site of English. It's about the onliest thing I could comprehend. God knows I could never understan higher math. C'mon, Gen. Math. How much higher can you get? I mean, "General"?

Bud Cline
08-23-2001, 06:48 PM
Chaucer huh? Imagine that?

The guilty think all talk is of themselves.

You mean that guy.

[Edited by Bud Cline on 08-23-2001 at 09:06 PM]

08-23-2001, 08:05 PM
That don't sound like Chaucer to me, Bud.

You makin' that up?

08-23-2001, 09:11 PM
His parole officer did.

Bud Cline
08-23-2001, 09:19 PM
Chaucer had a parole officer? How do you know that?

Rob Z
08-23-2001, 09:45 PM

I was a science major, so I can't help you. Math questions, I can help out with.

Let me contact my friend Mark Craver-poet, English professor and high school teacher-for some expert interpretation. You all be on your best behavior if he shows up.

He has four books on Amazon, BTW, if you like poetry.

John Bridge
08-24-2001, 03:36 PM
"Craver-poet." Is that a real name?

Rob Z
08-27-2001, 01:21 PM

Here is the email from my friend Mark Craver, the English professor. I'll try to get him to stop by and inject a little learnin' into the forum.


The quote:

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, The'assay so hard, so sharp the conqueryinge.

is from The Parliament of Fowls, 1380-1386. It is Chaucer.

I can't find a source for the "Questions, so many questions" quote at all. I've looked under time too.


Bud Cline
08-27-2001, 03:31 PM

Ain't he purdy?

Now I'll see if I can find the quote to prove-up.

I don't have anything else to do. Yeah Right!

John Bridge
08-27-2001, 04:19 PM
Hey, I was pretty close on the spelling. I'd forgotten the part about the essay.

Rob, tell Mr. Craver we'll set up an English Lit board (a thread at least) if he'll participate.

Bud, you sure that's Chaucer? Looks kinda like Chris Columbo.

08-27-2001, 04:26 PM
When did the Mona-lisa grow a beard?

Wow I really need to brush up on my history.
Funny how history keeps changing all the time.

08-27-2001, 05:09 PM
Hell! I thought that was the missing picture of Art.

Think you're right John, looks a lot like ol' Christobal, except for the hat. Chris ain't never wore a hat like that.

That's not Art?

Did you catch that little pun Bud made? Show a "Painting" and say it's "Purdy". Well, maybe he didn't know no better.

John Bridge
08-28-2001, 04:53 PM
I think Bud's got more "culture" than some of us might have thought. Or, he's a genius on the search engines.

I knew it wasn't Columbus. He always wore that floppy beret, didn't he? Or was that Picasso?

08-29-2001, 03:42 PM
Looks like either Gary Condit or Al Gore to me, one of those upstanding politicians. Maybe a Medici or a Borgia or a Clinton.

Bud Cline
08-29-2001, 05:53 PM
I think the famous floppy beret portrait was depicted in a painting by Rembrandt. I don't remember who the subject was, mayb a self portrait.