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Sometimes there is a mismatch between the webpage width and the screen width. Can that be adjusted by tweaking something in the (Page) Source (Code) ?
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Yes, (if you have access to the source code for the webpage of course).
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Source Code would seem to be available in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. I find it hard to figure out which item in the code to tweak - 'search in this page' does not seem to work for that 'text'.
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You will not be able to change the width of the page as specified in the source code with Firefox, Internet Explorer or whatever browser. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that.
You need to change the webpage on the server it's hosted on, if you own that website and you have the necessary permissions.
If it's not your website, you will need to contact whoever owns it, as there would be nothing you can do.
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Thank you.
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When developing a webpage, designers must make a choice between a 'fixed', or 'fluid' page layout. Fixed pages 'fix' or set to a specific width. A common width is 960 pixels. For example the homepage here is a fixed page layout. This allows more control over placement of items on the page. However, our forums have a fluid page layout, the pages will expand to fill any width of screen.

As a viewer of web pages, you have no choice but to accept what the designer has chosen (fixed or fluid).

Hope this helps.
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Understanding that <<You have no choice but to accept>> does help. Thank you (again).
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