[SOLVED] Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

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[SOLVED] Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by slipstick » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Something happened last night to the way the forum is presented on my wide-screen display. Previously it had been spread across the entire width of my 24", 1920x1200 pixel screen. Now, suddenly it is squeezed into the left-most 60-65 % of the screen, with the remainder just a blank mint (light green) background. I am using FireFox version 60.0.2 and this is the only site that is doing this (display is also narrowed using Chromium browser). It doesn't matter whether I am logged in or not - same display. Of course, the forum is still usable this way - I'm just wondering what happened?

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steve@steve-Z97X ~ $ inxi -SG
System:    Host: steve-Z97X Kernel: 4.4.0-128-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by thx-1138 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 pm

...i've been struggling with such throughout the whole day as well, using the pro-silver theme here... :-/

Ok, at least it's not just me... :)
FF 60.0.2, the green theme works (scales) fine though.
Only NoScript & uBlock here (but the re-scaling happens with those two disabled as well).
Screen resolution 1600x900 if that is of any help...

Hopefully a step closer to resolution, maybe some recent update to phpbb broke something?

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm

An earlier theme change was rolled back yesterday after feedback from widescreen users. The earlier theme change was to set the width of the page to unlimited width, as you had become accustomed to. Following how other websites handle text oriented pages, and how the default was on the theme our theme is based on, the page width now has the original maximum.

I haven't done any notice or announcement yet as I was waiting for the CDN cache to update and start serving the new theme files. Apparently it's doing that in your region already but not in mine yet :? The page content is supposed to display in the middle of the browser window.

Both prosilver and minty themes were changed.
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Anybody familiar with setting user styles in their browser can override it with this CSS code (this removes the page width maximum):

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@-moz-document domain(forums.linuxmint.com) {
	.wrap { max-width: none !important; }
}
I think this is the info for Firefox on setting user styles for websites http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.php?tit ... ontent.css
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by thx-1138 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm

Thank you xenopeek - that appears to have done the trick :)

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by thx-1138 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:12 pm

...spoke too soon, even with the css trick, it still reverts / auto-resizes back (regardless of clearing cache / cookies etc...) :|

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@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain(forums.linuxmint.com) {
	.wrap { max-width: none; }
}
Anyway, tomorrow is another day...

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by xenopeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:16 pm

You could try 100% instead of none as value.
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by xenopeek » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 am

The page not aligning in the center has been fixed. Will take a day or perhaps two before you'll see those changes.
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:40 am

Great - thanks.
I tried earlier today also further toying around with min-width as well, but had no luck whatsoever (the green theme started misbehaving as well, so i thought i'd just go with whatever it is until others do further reporting)...

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by mwbworld » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:37 am

xenopeek wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 am
The page not aligning in the center has been fixed. Will take a day or perhaps two before you'll see those changes.
Excellent. It's so bizarre seeing the full left justification version!
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by xenopeek » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:12 pm
...spoke too soon, even with the css trick, it still reverts / auto-resizes back (regardless of clearing cache / cookies etc...) :|

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@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain(forums.linuxmint.com) {
	.wrap { max-width: none; }
}
Anyway, tomorrow is another day...
I tinkered around with it and you need to add !important to the rule, as below. After editing userContent.css file you also need to restart Firefox; it doesn't otherwise load changed configuration files. I didn't need a namespace line in the file to make it work, just literally the below 3 lines.

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@-moz-document domain(forums.linuxmint.com) {
	.wrap { max-width: none !important; }
}
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by srq2625 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:22 am

FWIW - the forum is displaying correctly in my area (Virginia, USA).

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:24 am

xenopeek wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 am
....and you need to add !important to the rule, as below.
...........
...pure magic - thanks again :D

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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by slipstick » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:27 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 am
I tinkered around with it and you need to add !important to the rule, as below. After editing userContent.css file you also need to restart Firefox; it doesn't otherwise load changed configuration files. I didn't need a namespace line in the file to make it work, just literally the below 3 lines.

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@-moz-document domain(forums.linuxmint.com) {
	.wrap { max-width: none !important; }
}
That works for me. Thanks, xenopeek.
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Re: Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by Mattyboy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:08 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:24 am
Yup same here thanks. Fixed.

( cheers for the head ups thx-1138 )

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Re: [SOLVED] Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by Schultz » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:40 pm

This fix also works in Pale Moon and Basilisk.
xenopeek wrote:
An earlier theme change was rolled back yesterday after feedback from widescreen users. The earlier theme change was to set the width of the page to unlimited width, as you had become accustomed to. Following how other websites handle text oriented pages, and how the default was on the theme our theme is based on, the page width now has the original maximum.
Why do the powers that be of this forum feel the need to follow what other websites do? I think this change was for the worse. BTW, I use a widescreen. What is the purpose of someone having a widescreen if they want a web page to be narrow on it?

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Re: [SOLVED] Forum narrowed to leftmost 60% of my monitor screen

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:50 am

Schultz wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:40 pm
I actually quite like it when using tile stacking in Vivaldi
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