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Some webpages do not translate well through the numerous screen resolution settings available in Windows. If you are having problems, you may need to play around with several zoom features.
On my Facebook pages, I still get overlapping text and vertical text on my new HP PC. I have tried IE9, Firefox, and Chrome. They're all the same. I have reset the "compatibility view," but it did no good. It works okay on my wife's PC and my laptop. What can I do to correct this problem?
In this excerpt from Answercast #33, I work through several screen resolution settings that may be causing a Facebook page to not display well in a browser.
The first thing I would do in all three of those cases is of course check the Zoom setting within the browser. That is one thing which is most likely to cause layout problems.
In most cases, you'll find some kind of a Zoom setting on the View menu in your browser; or in Chrome, it's somewhere under the wrench icon off to the right.
Now, since it's across all three browsers, I'm going to assume it's probably something else. Since you have a new PC, I'm going to assume you're running Windows 7.
I'm going to suggest we:
Right-click on an empty area of the desktop and,
Click on Screen Resolution.
Towards the bottom of that window, (to the resulting "Screen Resolution" window) is a phrase that says, "Make text and other items appear larger or smaller."
Click on that and you'll get an option that claims to make things easier to read. The default is 100%. It's kind-of another zoom action that takes effect across all Windows applications.
Finally, the last thing I'm going to have you try is:
That is essentially a way to change the size of the text on your screen. It's another way of zooming things that's more focused on text size. Because it is focused on just the text, sometimes it can confuse fixed layouts on the web: layouts that assume a text of a certain font size and type is going to remain a certain size.
What you're changing here is the ability to make that assumption.
Finally, the last thing I'm going to suggest (just because it's one of those things that sometimes just fixes problems) is to clear your browser cache.
I would recommend that you do that for the browsers in which you are experiencing the problem. Again, it's sort of grasping at a straw. Since you're seeing this across three different browsers I don't really suspect a browser specific issue. But it is one of those things that sometimes can surprise you.
So give those things a try.
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