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Sites not displaying properly in Opera 11.50 on laptop (LOCK THIS)

Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
My brand new laptop using the latest Opera 11.50 build doesnt seem to want to display web pages properly. I know its just the laptop because the same version of Opera on my desktop displays everything 100% fine. The problem is that the browser seems to squish everything to one side. When visiting the same sites in IE there is no problem at all. Below are some pics of the issue:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/148/screen1vg.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/screen2qm.jpg/

I hope someone can tell me how to fix this problem as I really wouldn't want to have to switch to another browser. Also I have made sure that I have the most up to date version of Opera.

Thanks guys.

Edit - Problem solved.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Is it specific sites, or all sites?

    Crappy user-agent sniffing on the part of some websites means that Opera sometimes gets served the mobile site (the mobile browser is far more prevalent than the desktop browser), which looks a lot like the images you posted - it's formatted to fit a tiny mobile phone screen.

    Does it still happen if you make the browser pretend to be Firefox? (Right Click -> Edit Site Preferences ->Network -> Browser Identification -> Masquerade as Firefox)

  • Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    japan wrote:
    Is it specific sites, or all sites?

    Crappy user-agent sniffing on the part of some websites means that Opera sometimes gets served the mobile site (the mobile browser is far more prevalent than the desktop browser), which looks a lot like the images you posted - it's formatted to fit a tiny mobile phone screen.

    Does it still happen if you make the browser pretend to be Firefox? (Right Click -> Edit Site Preferences ->Network -> Browser Identification -> Masquerade as Firefox)

    It's not all sites only specific ones.

    The problem still occurs even if I follow your instructions and get it to pretend to be Firefox. I think the problem is occurring with the laptop rather then the browser simply because the exact same browser works fine on my desktop.

    If it helps at all I am using Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit on the laptop.

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  • Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
    Mods feel free to close this. Manged to solve the problem. Apparently un selecting the default 'fit to width' option for web pages has fixed everything.

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