Toledo Talk

Chrome browser

I downloaded the browser about a week ago and until tonite everything was great. Now the opening page doesn't load correctly.

This is hard to explain but imagine that about half of the page has been moved to the right and you can't read anything on the right side including the web sites that you've bookmarked. I've restarted the computer several times and get the same results. Help!

created by fgordon on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:34:02 am     Comments: 9

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Well for one thing I don't use any browser that's included like spamware when you install other software. In Firefox you can hold down the ctrl and the = key to increase size and ctrl + - to reduce it, try doing that maybe its just blown up too large to fit on the page.

posted by MIJeff on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:41:51 am     #  

You can also try holding CTRL and scrolling your mouse wheel to see if it comes back to normal. Cleaning the cache might help as well. I've had Chrome since day one and I've not seen this, hope someone shows up soon with better advice!

posted by nana on Mar 22, 2015 at 07:28:45 am     #  

Have not had that one with Chrome. It does like the highest resolution your monitor can give it. Best fix is uninstall it and try a clean install.

posted by Mariner on Mar 22, 2015 at 07:47:17 am     #   1 person liked this

Click the sandwich in the upper right corner of the web browser (three horizontal lines to the right of the address window) this should open a list of options. You should see Zoom listed about half way down, make sure it's at 100%. If this is not the issue, then agree with Mariner probably an uninstall / re-install is the easiest fix, sounds like a setting was changed and is causing your issue.

Chrome happens to be my favorite browser as well, and substantially faster than Microsoft's Internet Explorer (which they are discontinuing by the way in favor of a faster new browser to be released quite soon)

posted by breeman on Mar 22, 2015 at 08:01:52 am     #   1 person liked this

Click and drag? Right click on the very top of the page and drag it to the left. I now it sounds simple but in my newbie days I actually reloaded a program because it was half off the page and I did not know about click and drag.

posted by OldTimer on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:26:42 am     #   1 person liked this

In my case, scrolling only changes the size of the text and I can't see the sandwich. The right side of the page is hidden. Dragging doesn't work either.

My first solution was to unninstall/install but you need to close all the windows/tabs, which I can't do either because the right side of the page is the problem.

posted by fgordon on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:39:26 pm     #  

At the very bottom, the toolbar, put the cursor on it and right click and choose "task manager." Make sure "Processes" is showing and at the top should be Google. Right click and choose End Task will shut down browser. If your going to uninstall and reinstall make sure you have a working browser to use ie: Internet Explorer or Firefox. When you do get Google up and running only put the extensions and plug-ins on it that you Really need. It happens sometimes that they cause havic with the browser if it's bad code or outdated.

posted by Mariner on Mar 22, 2015 at 02:06:18 pm     #   1 person liked this

Some extension recommends if your not fond of data mining: Ghostery, Https Everywhere, Flashcontrol, Zenmate Security and Privacy, Click&Clean, Adblock Super. Run them all with very little page loading lag time. As with any filter you may need to override the settings or include exclusions on select sites to gain access.

posted by Mariner on Mar 24, 2015 at 07:22:08 am     #  

If you can't see the sandwich or the x to close, odds are you've dragged the window so the right part is off the screen. In order to move it back over you want to click and hold the left mouse button on the very top bar of the Chrome browser (above the part that says Toledo Talk.... or to the right of it) this bar is grey in my case. Once you click and hold onto that bar, you should be able to drag the whole window over where you can see it all again. Make sure you don't click on an edge of the window, that will stretch it rather than move it (you can tell when your on the edge as your mouse cursor will turn into a double arrow pointing left and right or up and down or diagonally)

posted by breeman on Mar 24, 2015 at 01:45:26 pm     #