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Date: 06/17/23 17:25
Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: RailRat

Pic 1 normal, text left to right is aligned under top banner.

Pic 2 after tapping on individual thread, text extends to right past top banner.

Pic 3: text extends past top banner to the right so I have to
Zoom in and scroll right to left on each line to
Completely read the whole text.
I used to notice a few threads would appear this way every
Now and then, but now it's all of them.

Also as I type text, it keeps going to the right our of view, then finally down to the next line

Thanks for any info.

My browser is Chrome on Android phone.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/23 17:34 by RailRat.








Date: 06/17/23 19:33
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: jgilmore

Don't know the reason but I've noticed this on many occasions, it can be quite irritating when you're reading someone's reply...

JG



Date: 06/18/23 16:46
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: TAW

Looks like it is associated with the size (in pixels) of the image. TO doesn't resize images to fit.

TAW
 



Date: 06/19/23 08:03
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: cchan006

TAW Wrote:
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> Looks like it is associated with the size (in
> pixels) of the image. TO doesn't resize images to
> fit.
>
> TAW

TO does resize images when they are larger than 1000 pixels wide. "To fit" would be based on screen sizes of the users, in this case a browser on the Smartphone.

TO hasn't changed how the pages appear, as the site gets updated far less frequently than the browser, in this case, Chrome on Android. People take for granted the price of Smartphone "convenience" which squeezes pixels in such a small space just so they can access it "anywhere" anytime.

This web site is supposed to be viewed in landscape mode (wider more than taller) while Smartphone users normally view things in portrait mode (taller more than wider). That's in addition to the limited screen real estate of the Smartphone.

I haven't taken the bait on the "convenience" of the Smartphone, so this is not an issue for me. A good compromise would be using tablets (iPad), which is large enough that viewing in landscape mode is not a hassle, unlike a Smartphone where people are "forced" to view portrait mode to make it fit in one hand.

I wouldn't expect TO software to be constantly updated just to cater to the whims of Smartphone ergonomics.

 



Date: 06/19/23 09:58
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: webmaster

We haven't updated the interface in several years and it is the same as it has been. We keep it simple to keep it compatible with all devices.  

Todd Clark
Canyon Country, CA
Trainorders.com



Date: 06/21/23 14:21
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: E25

I use the Firefox browser.  Lately I have noticed that many Web pages seem to open with an enlarged narrow screen which excludes about 1/3 of the content.

To get the appearance back to "normal" I hit the "control" button, and at the same time use the "scroll" button on the mouse to reduce the page format to the point that 100% of it will be displayed.

Your mileage may vary.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/21/23 20:46
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: RailRat

webmaster Wrote:
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> We haven't updated the interface in several years
> and it is the same as it has been. We keep it
> simple to keep it compatible with all devices.  

Thank you Todd

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 06/21/23 20:48
Re: Has TO changed how pages appear?
Author: RailRat

E25 Wrote:
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> I use the Firefox browser.  Lately I have noticed
> that many Web pages seem to open with an enlarged
> narrow screen which excludes about 1/3 of the
> content.
>
> To get the appearance back to "normal" I hit the
> "control" button, and at the same time use the
> "scroll" button on the mouse to reduce the page
> format to the point that 100% of it will be
> displayed.
>
> Your mileage may vary.

Thanks E25, yes I've noticed it LATELY is my point, I used to notice it on a thread here and there, but lately now it's on Every thread.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



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