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« on: February 04, 2005, 01:32:25 pm »
Is there a way to read Overwing's comic through a scrolling window instead of scaling it all down? It's kinda annoying to read it that way.

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 03:51:10 pm »
weird ... what browser are you using?

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005, 06:36:50 pm »
Plain internet explorer, and my resolution is pretty high. I can fit all of the forum (horizontally) in one page. Higher than my school computers. (I'd use arachne, the DOS internet explorer, but my old 14.4 modem for my old dos computer is way too slow to load anything.)

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005, 10:54:52 pm »
hmm. not sure i see what you mean. you can resize the comix windows if you like (early complaints about the new layout necessitated that), and you can see that the images (at least on my pc) don't change size even if the window is too small for them. i guess what seemed like a huge version of each comic page in 2000 doesn't seem so big today. sorry about that if it's hard to read or whatever.

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005, 12:52:13 am »
By default, IE shrinks images down to the size of the window. Check the options to turn it off.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005, 02:31:05 am »
whoa, okay. that kind of sucks. i wonder if there's some meta tag i can use to turn that off or something.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 08:55:36 pm »
thanks bladegash. That tip helps a bit.
Protoman, is there a way for it to open a new window that scrolls? so I can see it in full clarity and just scroll down for the rest of the comic?

Thanks in advance if you do.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 08:57:32 pm »
i don't understand; the window should have a scroll bar. what comic are you looking at specifically?

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005, 04:04:14 am »
To disable it in IE, go to Tools > Internet Options, Click the 'Advanced' tab > then scroll down to the 'Multimedia' section and uncheck 'Enable Automatic Image Resizing.' That should do the trick.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2005, 11:27:32 pm »
I'll explain in more detail here.
I load overwings first comic/titlepage thing, and it opens a new window. At the bottom, which isn't visible without moving the window to the very top. I can't scroll at all, so in order to see all of it I have to shrink the window down, making most text illegible.
My question is how to make the pop-up window a scrolling one?

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2005, 02:07:32 am »
dude, you've got me there. i have no idea why that is happening. when i try it in ie 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158 i am able to resize the window without the comix resizing, and when i resize it to be too small for the comic image, scroll bar(s) appear.

what version of ie are you using? to find out, go to help: about internet explorer.

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2005, 06:18:00 pm »
I'm using version 6.0.2600.0000.xpclient.010817-1148IS.
On a note, I use a family computer, and I can't just go and change my internet version on a whim. Give me two years and I'll have my own place.

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2005, 08:10:46 pm »
Ok, never mind. If I load it at my brothers place, the resolution is higher so I can see the whole thing in one window without resizing, so problem solved. Plus, he has high speed there, so it loads the comic roughly 2500x faster than my dial-up.

Thanks for your help anyways. I'm sorry I wasn't specific enough at the start.

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2005, 09:23:56 pm »
sok, no prob. just really bothers me that a browser could be so random.

i guess i just haven't learned my lesson about internet explorer yet.