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Dutchess_III's avatar

Why won't my screen shrink?

Asked by Dutchess_III (27102 points ) January 10th, 2014

I’m working on a Tosheba tablet. I can’t make the screen any smaller. I can make it bigger so that it’s GIANT then make it go back down a bit but it won’t go below that. I can’t see anything but three of the lines I’m typing and the letters are like size 90 font.

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tom_g's avatar

In Chrome, go to settings -> accessibility, and move “text scaling” slider.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Didn’t help. Facebook isn’t giant. Looks like it’s just fluther

tom_g's avatar

Are you using the mobile site on your tablet? I’d recommend using the full site. It works great on tablets.

Dutchess_III's avatar

How do I do that?

Dutchess_III's avatar

You’re a freaking miracle worker tom! Thank you!

Dutchess_III's avatar

How did u do that?

tom_g's avatar

At the bottom of the fluther page (either mobile or desktop) there are links for mobile or desktop. This allows you to toggle.

What it does is…

http://www.fluther.com/?use_desktop=1 = use the full, desktop version.
http://www.fluther.com/?use_desktop=0 = use the mobile version (if you are on mobile as well).

So, back to that text scaling thing in Chrome’s settings. Make sure you set it back to 100% if you had changed it. You might notice that the text scaling percentage is respected in the full, desktop version of fluther.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I see it.never noticed it before. Thanks so much!

Dutchess_III's avatar

But YOU changed MY screen.how did you do that? I mean I clicked on your fluther link and viola! My screen changed.

tom_g's avatar

Because that link labeled “fluther” was actually….

http://www.fluther.com/?use_desktop=1

elbanditoroso's avatar

control + makes it larger

control – makes it smaller

Dutchess_III's avatar

OK I logged out and back in and it was giant again. I went to the bottom and tried to select mobile and it wouldn’t let me. I had to go back to your link to get back to normal.

tom_g's avatar

@Dutchess_III: “I had to go back to your link to get back to normal.”

Lesson learned. Always follow my links. :)

CWOTUS's avatar

Choose the option for “Desktop” version. I hate the mobile version on a tablet.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I dont have a Ctrl key. Its a touch screen.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Dutchess_III ” I went to the bottom and tried to select mobile and it wouldn’t let me.”

That’s because you were probably already in mobile. You need to select “desktop” to get the desktop version @tom_g linked. Do you have it so that you stay logged into Fluther every time you visit? If so, selected “Desktop site” while you’re logged in should save that setting for you. If not, you’ll just have to switch it every time, I guess. If all else fails, replace your bookmark for Fluther with @tom_g‘s link and it’ll automatically go to the desktop version each time.

hearkat's avatar

Another way to switch between mobile and desktop is the URL:
www.fluther.com is the full screen version
i.fluther.com is the mobile version
I’ve always just typed in the address bar to change between www/i when I wanted to change versions. That way, you won’t have to keep looking for the post with tom’s link.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I’m home now, to my wondrous keyboard and desk top. The tablet wasn’t even mine so I don’t know how it’s set and I don’t want to try to screw with it by tapping on the screen.

You were right…it WAS already on mobile (which is the one I don’t like) and it switched when I tapped to desktop. The thing that was confusing was “desktop” was highlighted and “mobile” wasn’t so I assumed it was was on desktop, but it wasn’t. It was on mobile. I simply want everyone to be as confused as I was!

Dutchess_III's avatar

That screen tapping is for the birds. I feel like I’m trying to work with 8.5 fingers tied behind my back and the ½ that’s left keeps hitting different stuff that I don’t want it to hit.

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