Fit to Screen

  • Back around Opera 12 or so there was a very handy option in the pull down menu called "Fit to Screen"

    I Moderate one forum and am a member on a number more and if someone posts a big picture I am force to scroll back and forth and sometimes it is a big pain because if one piture is too large than that 15 entries on that page make you scroll back and forth

    In the old Opera I was able to just click on Fit to Screen and no more scrolling. Is there any way to do that with the newer versions?

    Like many computer programs it seems that sometimes upgrades make things worse not better.

  • Sadly this great function (which was unique to Presto Opera AFAIK) hasn't been carried over to the new versions (yet).
    :(

  • Theoretically, a CSS could be created with the head style with "width=100%", but I'm not sure what those CSSs are exactly...

    Right, kill me with rotten eggs - not everything's that simple...:rolleyes:

  • Back around Opera 12 or so there was a very handy option in the pull down menu called "Fit to Screen"
    I Moderate one forum and am a member on a number more and if someone posts a big picture I am force to scroll back and forth and sometimes it is a big pain because if one piture is too large than that 15 entries on that page make you scroll back and forth
    In the old Opera I was able to just click on Fit to Screen and no more scrolling. Is there any way to do that with the newer versions?
    Like many computer programs it seems that sometimes upgrades make things worse not better.

    Ha, some things ARE worse, and some things ARE better. And the world spins round. So what else is new. Fit to screen was a good option, but when Opera changed browser engines, everything had to be reprogrammed from scratch. Clearly there are higher priorities to get done in the reprogramming.

    -- lem

    1. It was (is) "Fit to width".
    2. I guess sites nowadays... More sites perhaps are adapting their pages to variable environments - making them look alike in a wide range of devices with various screens etc.
  • This is why in my second question on this subject I asked if it is possible to just load an older reason or copy it off one machine and load it on another.

    On my dead machine I had BOTH new and old Opera with a icon on my desktop to pick either one. Being the person I am I sometimes wonder why things that work have to constantly be changed. I have been very happy with Windows XP for instance. My new to me machines will have 7 on them at my request as 7 seems to be a "grown up" XP. Vista was a nightmare and 8 is for touch screens and app driven stuff that I do not care for.

    Again, not trying to be a troll or stir the pot as I very much like Opera but some times it seems updates are two steps forward and one step back and good things are lost in the change.

    Thanks for your attempts at helping me. Very much appreciated!

  • You can easily install the older version of Opera and have it run side by side with the new ones. As has been mentioned in other threads, they are completely different applications. They wont conflict with each other anymore than Chrome and Internet Explorer would.

    As for Windows XP, feel free to keep on using it. Windows XP hasn't been changed in years. Theres nothing forcing you to upgrade. XP was a good OS for its day, so is 7, but they are both getting on in years. You wouldn't expect Ford or Toyota to keep vehicles from 2009 or 2001 sitting around for people to buy new and companies like Microsoft and Apple wont do the same thing either. That said, they also aren't going to keep supporting those systems for free either. Hell, you wouldn't expect Ford or Toyota to keep supporting their vehicles for free after 20 thousand miles, let alone 13 years.

  • Fit-to-width was considered as harmful feature that confuses many beginners and non-experienced users

    "So, starting from this fresh base, we decided to carefully consider how to build up Opera again: over the years, Presto-based Opera had become overloaded with features, a number of them confusing rather than helping our users — you can’t imagine how many reports we’ve gotten from users telling us that their favorite site was broken, simply because they had turned on fit-to-width by accident, for instance."

    Google "The vision behind Opera 15 and beyond" text for details.

    Features and options is not about the new Opera.

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