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Author Topic: IE 11 screen stretches instead of scrolls  (Read 3309 times)

bit

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IE 11 screen stretches instead of scrolls
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
It doesn't scroll, it acts like a big sheet of taffy.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 12:51:30 PM by bit »

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:33:40 PM »
OK, I'll bite ...  :huh:

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 11:57:45 PM »
What I mean is, it distorts vertically as if someone put a tack into the top of the screen, so that as you try to scroll downwards, it just stretches.
It's about as if you did a printout onto a sheet of rubber, and stretched it vertically.
And wouldn't you know, after seeming to do it every time, now it's not doing it so I can take a screen shot.
I'll have to wait until it does it again to do that, and I don't normally use IE because the other browsers seem so much nicer somehow.
Tnx.

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 01:03:26 AM »
I think you should change the Topic to IE 11 screen stretches instead of scrolls  ;)

First time I've ever heard of that happening, is it just IE or does the whole display do it?

And, is it the IE 11 window or just the contents in it?

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 04:34:00 AM »
Mine doesn't stretch, but I'm unhappy about the quality of the font rendering. I only use IE11 for checking email on an MS Office Outlook Web Access page, but on my 1920x1080 and 1680x1050 screens the font looks noticeably worse (skinnier, less legible, uglier). It's tiny at 100% zoom, still small at 125%, but too big at 150%. One could of course do a custom zoom, but that takes 4 steps and can't be saved!

One would have thought that MS would at least make sure that their own service looked good in their own browser...

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 12:45:35 AM »
Let's try this...
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 12:53:59 AM by bit »

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 12:54:50 AM »
Same shot, after scrolling, this time it compressed vertically...

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 12:57:59 AM »
Next, a test circle, and then give me a few days until I can get the problem to reappear and I'll show what happens to the same circle.
So here goes...

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 12:59:23 AM »
And now it's not doing it.
So I'll have to try back, and when it does it, I'll post. Tnx.

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 02:22:56 AM »
hi bit,
can you edit the first post, and change the title to IE11 screen...
thanks :)
Tom
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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 03:21:53 AM »
OK, this isn't a result of having an intermittently stuck Control key is it, (Control + Scroll = Zoom) ?

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2013, 07:07:58 AM »
OK, this isn't a result of having an intermittently stuck Control key is it, (Control + Scroll = Zoom) ?

Nope. I've seen this behavior before (screenshots helped a lot there). I don't know what's causing it...but my machine here at work has done it a few times when the browser was lagging a bit.

Usually seems to happen when a page in (the background/)another window is eating up resources, and the one you're looking at is still loading when you try to scroll.

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Re: Windows 11 screen stretches like taffy
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2013, 12:47:32 PM »
hi bit,
can you edit the first post, and change the title to IE11 screen...
thanks :)
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Got it. As of this posting, there have been approximately 390 souls who clicked in, hoping to see an example of a real screen that stretches like taffy.
If anyone has one of those, please add your valuable contribution to this peculiar Scientific anomaly.
One way to artificially replicate this phenomenon is to press 'Print Screen' key, then print out the image, then mash a glob of Silly Putty onto it, peel it off, then stretch the putty.

Actually, this was a clever demonstration of Finagle's (or Murphy's) Law, that malfuntioning apparatus will work perfectly when you try to demonstrate the problem to others.
The above examples demonstrate this Law near-perfectly. :)

(edit) found this...

If you go to the above page, and scroll down...((no wait!!))
Ack! Too late, the dread 'taffy screen of death' -TSOD- strikes again...

Rod Serling just appeared on my screen and asks if he can use the 'taffy screen' in his next episode of Twilight Zone.

Microsoft wants to patent it...correction, they say they will either brick my OS or sue me for unauthorized use of the 'taffy feature' if I don't stop using it without providing a certified Microsoft 'Product Key'...

...how about a 'taffy key' made of real taffy?
...No? How about a silly putty copy of a Microsoft Product Key...suitably stretched?

Actually, I just discovered the web site I got the test circle from was made by unintentional access to an MK-Ultra site, and....will you stop staring like that???
« Last Edit: November 27, 2013, 01:22:06 PM by bit »

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Re: IE 11 screen stretches instead of scrolls
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 02:48:50 PM »
 :D :D
Tom