I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox

Posted: 01-16-2009, 07:03 PM
I have a laptop as in subject and do not have good eyesight.
I am frustrated that so much of the height of the screen is taken by rows of
stuff
Google toolbar etc etc.
The characters could be bigger if this could be in a side-bar (it is a
'widescreen format')

Any suggestions about this please.
(Apat from get better glasses !).
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I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox


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Re: I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox
Posted: 01-16-2009, 07:16 PM
dave bullar wrote:
> I have a laptop as in subject and do not have good eyesight.
> I am frustrated that so much of the height of the screen is taken by rows of
> stuff
> Google toolbar etc etc.
> The characters could be bigger if this could be in a side-bar (it is a
> 'widescreen format')
>
> Any suggestions about this please.
> (Apat from get better glasses !).
> --
> Dave
>
>
Right-click each toolbar and remove it from the top of your browser by
clicking on it in the right-click list.

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Re: I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox
Posted: 01-16-2009, 10:50 PM
Don't use Firefox. I use Internet Explorer and have almost all of my real
estate available to browse web sites on.

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"dave bullar" <comesailing@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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>I have a laptop as in subject and do not have good eyesight.
> I am frustrated that so much of the height of the screen is taken by rows
> of stuff
> Google toolbar etc etc.
> The characters could be bigger if this could be in a side-bar (it is a
> 'widescreen format')
>
> Any suggestions about this please.
> (Apat from get better glasses !).
> --
> Dave
>
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Re: I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox
Posted: 01-17-2009, 03:55 PM

dave bullar;941539 Wrote:
> I have a laptop as in subject and do not have good eyesight
> I am frustrated that so much of the height of the screen is taken b
> rows o
> stuf
> Google toolbar etc etc
> The characters could be bigger if this could be in a side-bar (it is
> 'widescreen format'
>
> Any suggestions about this please
> (Apat from get better glasses !)
> -
> Dav
Firefox, View, Toolbars: Turn off what you don't want to see

Firefox Themes, such as Littlefox, take up less screen space than th
default theme. I don't know what version of FF you use, so can not tel
you specifically how to find themes through the FF menu bar; however
you can go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ and look there

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Windows 7 Beta Test Program
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:32 PM
I've been looking for sometime to get into the 'insider' group of beta
testers, yet no luck so far. My question is, where do they get these beta
testers and what are the requirements.

So far, Windows 7 has been very stable and had good performance marks,
finally persuaded me to leave Windows XP and even more impressive, Ubuntu
8.10 and Linux Mint. However, I don't think I'm just ready to shell out the
(probably) 300$ for the Ultimate final version.

I'd really like to participate in a Windows 7 discussion board/newsgroup,
aside of the public ones riddled with spam and comments posted by '13 year
old fail whalers'. I'll stick to my Microsoft Connect account meanwhile,
hoping for the best.

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Re: Windows 7 Beta Test Program
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:45 PM
This might help:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/

"Philip Stark" <launch_pad@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
news50CB552-7857-4729-A2F2-4C23975FB7A1@microsoft.com...
> I've been looking for sometime to get into the 'insider' group of beta
> testers, yet no luck so far. My question is, where do they get these beta
> testers and what are the requirements.
>
> So far, Windows 7 has been very stable and had good performance marks,
> finally persuaded me to leave Windows XP and even more impressive, Ubuntu
> 8.10 and Linux Mint. However, I don't think I'm just ready to shell out
> the
> (probably) 300$ for the Ultimate final version.
>
> I'd really like to participate in a Windows 7 discussion board/newsgroup,
> aside of the public ones riddled with spam and comments posted by '13
> year
> old fail whalers'. I'll stick to my Microsoft Connect account meanwhile,
> hoping for the best.
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Re: Windows 7 Beta Test Program
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:46 PM
"Philip Stark" <launch_pad@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've been looking for sometime to get into the 'insider' group of beta
> testers, yet no luck so far. My question is, where do they get these beta
> testers and what are the requirements.
>
My guess is IT people who work for large corporate accounts, influential
magazine writers and computer consultants who have made a name for
themselves. Are you one of those? If not, well you're probably better off.
> So far, Windows 7 has been very stable and had good performance marks,
> finally persuaded me to leave Windows XP and even more impressive, Ubuntu
> 8.10 and Linux Mint. However, I don't think I'm just ready to shell out
> the
> (probably) 300$ for the Ultimate final version.
>
Students get perpetual Ultimate upgrade for $60 or so...

Earle
> I'd really like to participate in a Windows 7 discussion board/newsgroup,
> aside of the public ones riddled with spam and comments posted by '13
> year
> old fail whalers'. I'll stick to my Microsoft Connect account meanwhile,
> hoping for the best.
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Re: Windows 7 Beta Test Program
Posted: 01-17-2009, 04:59 PM
Philip Stark wrote:
> I've been looking for sometime to get into the 'insider' group of beta
> testers, yet no luck so far. My question is, where do they get these beta
> testers and what are the requirements.
>

There's no secret to it:

How to apply to become a beta tester for Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833520/en-us

> So far, Windows 7 has been very stable and had good performance marks,
> finally persuaded me to leave Windows XP and even more impressive, Ubuntu
> 8.10 and Linux Mint. However, I don't think I'm just ready to shell out the
> (probably) 300$ for the Ultimate final version.
>
> I'd really like to participate in a Windows 7 discussion board/newsgroup,
> aside of the public ones riddled with spam and comments posted by '13 year
> old fail whalers'. I'll stick to my Microsoft Connect account
> meanwhile, hoping for the best.

Official beta testers are given access to the pertinent Microsoft
private news groups, where the signal-to-noise ratio is a lot better.


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Re: I have a laptop with vista and I use firefox
Posted: 01-18-2009, 10:19 PM
There's not much different in terms of toolbars in IE/Firefox (FF doesn't
take any more room).

Anyway, the solution solution could be to use F11 key to activate "full
screen" mode. It leaves a mini version of the address bar and things like
"refresh" icon visible (at least, on my system it does the "auto hide"
thing, which comes into view when you mouse-over it).

The full screen:

1) turns the toolbar icons from large to small icons
2) removes the menu (dropdown)
3) compacts everything into a tighter fit
4) Auto-hides this top tool/menu bar until you mouse-over it.
5) F11 toggles the full screen mode on/off
6) F11 function works in IE/Firefox/Opera/Safari (on Windows).

I'm suprised the google bar etc (which are not part of the browser's
toolbars - unless it's a plugin(?)) is not or does not have an 'autohide'
feature.

The google bar is not part of the default install of either IE or FF.

Give the OP's statement about his eyesight makes me think he's probably set
the resolution up to 800x600 therefore everything looks bigger, and if using
bigger text size or other assistance, this is going to reduce things even
more. The accessibility featuresin browsers are not that crash hot - apart
from resizing text, and "zoom" features which I suppose is what anyone would
need that can't use a site at a smaller text size or resolution.

The only Google thing I have is a search field in the top right corner -
it's not intrusive, so the OP is probably using something I don't have.


"Richard G. Harper [MVP]" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message
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> Don't use Firefox. I use Internet Explorer and have almost all of my real
> estate available to browse web sites on.
>
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> "dave bullar" <comesailing@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:lrydnTg5SstzRO3UnZ2dnUVZ8tSdnZ2d@bt.com...
>>I have a laptop as in subject and do not have good eyesight.
>> I am frustrated that so much of the height of the screen is taken by rows
>> of stuff
>> Google toolbar etc etc.
>> The characters could be bigger if this could be in a side-bar (it is a
>> 'widescreen format')
>>
>> Any suggestions about this please.
>> (Apat from get better glasses !).
>> --
>> Dave
>>
>
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Re: Windows 7 Beta Test Program
Posted: 01-20-2009, 10:37 AM
Do you mean the inner circle of privilaged beta testers, or just the
public beta that came out last week?

There are a few Windows 7 discussion boards available now, until the
MS 7 newsgroups come online:

http://www.w7forums.com
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/

-Voltor

On 17 Jan, 16:32, "Philip Stark" <launch_...@rocketmail.com> wrote:
> I've been looking for sometime to get into the 'insider' group ofbeta
> testers, yet no luck so far. My question is, where do they get thesebeta
> testers and what are the requirements.
>
> So far,Windows7has been very stable and had good performance marks,
> finally persuaded me to leaveWindowsXP and even more impressive, Ubuntu
> 8.10 and Linux Mint. However, I don't think I'm just ready to shell out the
> (probably) 300$ for the Ultimate final version.
>
> I'd really like to participate in aWindows7discussion board/newsgroup,
> aside of the public ones riddled with spam and comments posted *by '13 year
> old fail whalers'. *I'll stick to my Microsoft Connect account meanwhile,
> hoping for the best.
 
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