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Old 09-08-2005   #1
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I am thinking about the ideal size for my next sig and I just wanted to know what size the majority of people used for the forum display.

I have just switched to full screen mode, thanks to Sammi pointing it out and my sig along with everyone elses is actually not wide enough for optimum veiwing pleasure.

To find out what your using, go to your user CP and click on Edit options, then go down to Miscellaneous Options and under "forum skin" there will be three options to choose..

I can't see the difference between Forum Default and Forum Traditional, but if you click on Fiat Forum Traditional(full screen) it does exactly what it says on the tin.
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I use full screen, would be an idiot not to
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i use Full screen, after getting my new laptop

my old monitor was so small, it didnt make any diffence what you used
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Hey, didnt even know that there was a different one! What an idiot hey!?

But im using full screen now!!!



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Re: Full Screen Forum

Quote Originally Posted by cinq 1.4 turbo
Hey, didnt even know that there was a different one! What an idiot hey!?

But im using full screen now!!!



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Hey I've been using the forum nearly a year longer than you and I didn't realise until yesterday But then after what happened today what can anyone expect, i'm a total idiot
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Always used fullscreen for aslong as I can remember, on glorious WXGA+ widescreen

But, some people may still use 800*600 screens I am guessing?
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So I am presuming that the higher the resolution your using the smaller the sigs are going to be in comparison to the forum ? Any chance of a screenshot or two peeps ?
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well this is 1400*1050 (do you mean the laptop paul didnt know it was wide screen, just had a lotta initails )

and the other is 800*600

both in full screen
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Basically the resolution shows how much you can show on your screen, rather than the screen size.

A huge resolution on a small screen means everything will be nice and sharp but very small, so difficult to read, but you can fit a lot more on. A low resolution on a large screen means you can't fit a great deal on but obviously everything is larger.

For instance Koa your plasma screen, it is very large but has a fairly low resolution, without checking back, I will guess it's (for example) about 1200x800 if it is widescreen and (for example) 36". My laptop screen has a similar resolution but it's 15.4" widescreen, I actually can see as much as you on my screen but of course it's smaller and sharper, so i'd have to sit closer than you. Higher the resolution, the higher the amount of info on the screen.

Example of mine is below.


Anybody will notice it won't fit on their screen if they use a lower resolution than me, even if they had a 100ft screen. My old laptop (serin's) has a SVGA+ screen of 1400*1050 (not widescreen like I think he has said) - that means he can fit easily 2 or even 4 websites on the screen at the same time.
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Re: Full Screen Forum

i tend to use traditional after i got my new screen, as using 1600x1020 resolution and full screen, its a bit wide


And mark (and anyone else who dont know), you can change between traditional and full screen using the drop down box at the bottom of each page...
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Serin, yours is 1400*1050 SVGA+ not widescreen (I mean the TFT, not the FF window!) my new one is 1280*800 WXGA+ widescreen. You can fit more on the screen than I can.
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Re: Full Screen Forum

Quote Originally Posted by The Negotiator
Anybody will notice it won't fit on their screen if they use a lower resolution than me, even if they had a 100ft screen. My old laptop (serin's) has a SVGA+ screen of 1400*1050 (not widescreen like I think he has said) - that means he can fit easily 2 or even 4 websites on the screen at the same time.
A comparison with yours to mine...
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Your screen cost as much as my laptop well, actually more!
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Re: Full Screen Forum

just found i can use a resolution of 2048x1536, thats just silly size
It scrolls around the screen (wont all fit on at once)
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Re: Full Screen Forum

I use full screen mode but still created my sig so it fits the traditional width.

I don't know about anyone else, but I don't actually use my browser maximised, I have it minimised to about the same size as 800x600 - I do this because my LCD is a 20" widescreen running in 1680x1050! Anyway, I minimise my browser so I can still see my desktop and view/see other programs. So, in this case, if you had a wider sig, it would just get cropped.

Similarly, I don't centre my sig either because it looks completely lost in the middle when you run your browser maximised - especially at a high screen res!

Ooh... the dilemma!
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