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Mel Smith
 
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Default how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 01:36 PM






Hi:

How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after loading
my page ??

(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same question and
got told this morning: "Don't". However, my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)

Thanks for any insights (or pointer to places in my books: 'HTML, XHTML,
CSS' by Jon Duckett and 'Javascript - 5th Edition' by David Flanagan).

Thanks,

--
Mel Smith





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Nik Coughlin
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 01:42 PM






"Mel Smith" <med_cutout_syntel (AT) aol (DOT) com> wrote

Quote:
Hi:

How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after
loading my page ??

(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same question and
got told this morning: "Don't". However, my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)

Thanks for any insights (or pointer to places in my books: 'HTML,
XHTML, CSS' by Jon Duckett and 'Javascript - 5th Edition' by David
Flanagan).
This code should do it:

<p>
Please press F11.
</p>

Seriously though, rebuild your page. As a self-confessed novice you need
the practise anyway.



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Jukka K. Korpela
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 01:55 PM



Mel Smith wrote:

Quote:
How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after
loading my page ??
Only by cracking into the user's system. That's a punishable crime in
civilized countries.

Quote:
(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same
question and got told this morning: "Don't".
You got the correct answer.

Quote:
However, my page (built
by me - a novice) looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly)
full screen.)
I have no difficulties in believing that, even without the "unless" clause.

For your information, "full screen" can mean anything from zero pixels to
larger resolutions than you ever heard of.

--
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/



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Mel Smith
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 02:37 PM



Nik & Jukka:

Thanks for your thoughts. I guess I've got to go back to my novice ng
and go back over all the archives looking for more insight ... (

-Mel



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richard
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 02:52 PM



On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:36:11 -0700, "Mel Smith"
<med_cutout_syntel (AT) aol (DOT) com> wrote:

Quote:
Hi:

How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after loading
my page ??

(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same question and
got told this morning: "Don't". However, my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)

Thanks for any insights (or pointer to places in my books: 'HTML, XHTML,
CSS' by Jon Duckett and 'Javascript - 5th Edition' by David Flanagan).

Thanks,

<body width=1000000 height=1000000>



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Bergamot
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 02:52 PM




Mel Smith wrote:
Quote:
How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after loading
my page ??

my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)
You are fixing the wrong problem. Correct the cause of the page looking
crappy instead. If you post a URL we should be able to give you some
pointers.

--
Berg


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Cliff
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 03:04 PM



Mel

I have to agree with the other posts here. If I went to your site and
you took it upon your self to change my browser to full screen, the
first and only button I would click on your site would be the "close"
button.

Listen to them here.


On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:36:11 -0700, "Mel Smith"
<med_cutout_syntel (AT) aol (DOT) com> wrote:

Quote:
Hi:

How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after loading
my page ??

(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same question and
got told this morning: "Don't". However, my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)

Thanks for any insights (or pointer to places in my books: 'HTML, XHTML,
CSS' by Jon Duckett and 'Javascript - 5th Edition' by David Flanagan).

Thanks,

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houghi
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 03:14 PM



Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
Quote:
For your information, "full screen" can mean anything from zero pixels to
larger resolutions than you ever heard of.
On one computer I have 800x480. On another I have 5440x1200.
(2x1920x1200 + 1x1600x1200)

However standard my browser is at 876x1170 or at 1178x1170 and I hate it
if anybody messes with that.

houghi
--
Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea - massive,
difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of
mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.


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Mel Smith
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 03:55 PM



To All:

Thanks for your various views.

I have stumbled across the following which works properly in both IE and
FireFox:

<body>
onload="javascript:window.resizeTo(screen.width,sc reen.height);window.moveTo(0,0);">

This seems to work perfectly (altho it violates all your advice ( )

My users willl be very unsophisticated windows users (maybe a couple of
hundred of them) who will very likely have IE on their machines (and much
less likely FF).

I want to be able to paint my Login Screen simply and clearly with all
text, no pictures, and entice them to proceed without telling them about the
fullscreen icon on the upper-right of their browser screen and what it means
(or the 'restore' button that occurs after they go fullscreen).

I never thought about this until two days ago (after designing my
login.htm page). I looked at it and it had 'folded' all my nice layout and
it looked really jumbled. A bit more testing (stretching and shortening
horizontally) told me that I needed a certain mimimum horizontal size before
it looked 'proper'.

(and I'm not going to expose my URL to total ridicule until I've
finished screwing it up ) )

So, fire away !!!

-Mel Smith



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Ben C
 
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Default Re: how to set Browser at Full Screen - 01-11-2009 , 04:15 PM






On 2009-01-11, richard <member (AT) newsguy (DOT) com> wrote:
Quote:
On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:36:11 -0700, "Mel Smith"
med_cutout_syntel (AT) aol (DOT) com> wrote:

Hi:

How do I (simply) set my client's browser to 'Full Screen' after loading
my page ??

(btw, on another more novice-oriented ng, I asked the same question and
got told this morning: "Don't". However, my page (built by me - a novice)
looks crappy unless the screen is at (or nearly) full screen.)

Thanks for any insights (or pointer to places in my books: 'HTML, XHTML,
CSS' by Jon Duckett and 'Javascript - 5th Edition' by David Flanagan).

Thanks,


body width=1000000 height=1000000
Even if you replaced that with a suitable alternative that was actually
valid, it wouldn't affect the user's viewport size.


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