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This sounds like your screen resolution is set smaller than the minimum required for those web pages to work, or it's pushed off the screen.
Navigation boxes do not show up on some websites. When I go to Amazon to download a Kindle book, I now have 283 books, I have to move the mouse pointer around so that I can locate the command "send to Bubba's Kindle." When I go to Jet Blue and other sites, the Continue or Submit boxes are not visible. I now know where the Kindle download command button is, but on the other infrequently used sites, I roam the page and still do not find the command box to click on to move to the next page. Both Jet Blue and Amazon say it's my PC and not their website that's at fault.
In this excerpt from Answercast #52, I look at a situation where full web pages do not seem to be displaying correctly on a monitor.
Yea, I'm actually with Jet Blue and Amazon on this.
What this sounds like is simply that your screen resolution is set to something smaller than the minimum required for those web pages to work. For example, if your screen resolution is set to 800 x 600, then many, many things will simply not work because they assume that you have a screen that is larger than that resolution, the 800 x 600.
Most require a minimum of 1024 x 768 and in fact, many require even larger than that. 1280 x 720 would be something else I would call out as being a pretty reasonable place to make sure you're working.
In many cases, when you have a web page that is too large for your screen, there should be scroll bars. If there are not, then that is also often something that is a problem introduced by website design.
But again, it's trying to compensate for a screen that is simply too small for the website to be displayed on.
Finally, something else that could be happening is that part of your browser window might be off screen.
In other words, your browser window might be large enough to actually accommodate the site, but perhaps the right-most part of the browser window isn't actually on your screen.
A very quick way to test this is to maximize your browser.
Now. Normally, one would maximize the browser by clicking on the Maximize button on the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
But if that's off the screen of course, that's not going to work for you!
The other way to quickly maximize a window is to double-click on its title bar. The title bar is the topmost line of the browser window that says something like: Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome, or maybe it has the page title.
It's the very topmost line in the actual window - part of the frame at the top of the window. Double-click on that. What that will do is that will maximize the window.
Now what's interesting about maximizing the windows is that could be larger and partially off screen.
Maximizing does two things:
In other words, it doesn't try to go off-screen. My guess is that you may very well suddenly find you now have scroll bars at the right and at the bottom where you didn't before. Now you should be able to scroll around some of those pages, even if they are too big for your screen in order to locate the buttons that you currently can't find.
End of Answercast #52 Back to - Audio Segment
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