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    • st999
    • By st999 12th Apr 18, 2:31 PM
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    stretch forum skin
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:31 PM
    stretch forum skin 12th Apr 18 at 2:31 PM
    What happened to the stretch forum skin?

    I have a wide-screen monitor and the forums are stuck in the middle with a third of the screen blank on each side.

    Bring back the stretchy setting.
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 12th Apr 18, 2:34 PM
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    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:34 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:34 PM
    I go out for an hour, and the forum changes.
    Put it back to how it was please. This is too compact and looks horrible.
    Thanks
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    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 12th Apr 18, 2:44 PM
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    • #3
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:44 PM
    • #3
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:44 PM
    Mine has also changed and the forums look skinny now.

    I use the "old" green style forum, which is far easier on the eyes than the new skin.
    • derrick
    • By derrick 12th Apr 18, 2:46 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:46 PM
    • #4
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:46 PM
    Mine is doing same, within the last hour it has changed from Old Forum Version to New Version off it's own back despite me being subscribed in User CP for Old Version, and it won't change back!


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    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 12th Apr 18, 2:50 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:50 PM
    • #5
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:50 PM
    Hi folks

    Turning off old forum versions

    Work to switch the forum to HTTPS needs to be done on all versions (skins) of the forum. To reduce the time and resource it takes to make the switch we need to switch off some of those old forum skins and migrate the forum members who are on them to a newer skin (the one prior to the new blue skin). This will affect around 1,000 of you. You will still be on an old, green version of the Forum and will, of course, still be able to choose to switch to the newest, blue version if you decide to. We're sorry this may affect your use of the Forum. Our priority, though, has to be the security of the site.

    MSE Forum Team.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    User CP > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Forum Skin

    The New Masthead, stretchy is no longer an option.

    If you want green you must choose New Masthead, fixed width

    If you want blue you can choose Use Forum Default

    If you choose the green version and don't like the space at each side then you can Zoom the page by 110% or 125%. This is especially useful for those with sight problems.
    • derrick
    • By derrick 12th Apr 18, 2:58 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:58 PM
    • #6
    • 12th Apr 18, 2:58 PM
    User CP > Edit Options > Miscellaneous Options > Forum Skin

    The New Masthead, stretchy is no longer an option.

    If you want green you must choose New Masthead, fixed width

    If you want blue you can choose Use Forum Default

    If you choose the green version and don't like the space at each side then you can Zoom the page by 110% or 125%. This is especially useful for those with sight problems.
    Originally posted by One-Eye

    Under User CP there is an option at the bottom of the Control Panel (L/H side), for "Former Version Manager, > Manage Version" , you then have two options, Old Version or Latest Version, mine was and still is Old Version, but despite "Save Changes" it still shows Latest Version!

    This is nothing to do with the Masthead but the Version Display.
    Last edited by derrick; 12-04-2018 at 3:05 PM.
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Apr 18, 3:35 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:35 PM
    • #7
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:35 PM
    I assumed the initial change was someone messing due to the forum lag.
    However seems like a concious decision for some unknown reason.
    • gollum007
    • By gollum007 12th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
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    • #8
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
    • #8
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:39 PM
    Using the Stylish extension for Chrome / Firefox, create the following new style:
    Code:
    #forum_container { width:100% !important; }
    Apply to the moneysavingexpert.com domain and it's streched again
    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Apr 18, 3:51 PM
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    • #9
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:51 PM
    • #9
    • 12th Apr 18, 3:51 PM
    Using the Stylish extension for Chrome / Firefox, create the following new style:
    Code:
    #forum_container { width:100% !important; }
    Apply to the moneysavingexpert.com domain and it's streched again
    Originally posted by gollum007
    Excellent. FYI also available for Opera
    • kpwll
    • By kpwll 12th Apr 18, 3:59 PM
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    Is there a way to do this ^^^^^ in IE please?


    With detailed instructions please
    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Apr 18, 4:16 PM
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    Is there a way to do this ^^^^^ in IE please?


    With detailed instructions please
    Originally posted by kpwll
    Possibly this?

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/trixiewpf45/
    • derrick
    • By derrick 12th Apr 18, 4:31 PM
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    Using the Stylish extension for Chrome / Firefox, create the following new style:
    Code:
    #forum_container { width:100% !important; }
    Apply to the moneysavingexpert.com domain and it's streched again
    Originally posted by gollum007
    Where is this applied in Firefox?

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    • kpwll
    • By kpwll 12th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
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    Thanks very much, appreciate the answer but it went way over my head .


    have googled and added MSE to compatibility but no change .


    There's an old saying 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.


    Think MSE broke it!!!!
    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Apr 18, 5:22 PM
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    custardy
    Thanks very much, appreciate the answer but it went way over my head .


    have googled and added MSE to compatibility but no change .


    There's an old saying 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.


    Think MSE broke it!!!!
    Originally posted by kpwll
    Tried it myself,unfortunately seems out of date with newer IE.
    It would have done whats required unfortunatly
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 12th Apr 18, 5:24 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    Stylish extension downloaded.
    MSE forums max width downloaded.

    Problem solved - hooray
    Last edited by Tigsteroonie; 12-04-2018 at 5:34 PM.
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    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 12th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    You shouldn't need to use add-ons to make a website or forum either usable or acceptable to view.

    Poor show, MSE!
    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 12th Apr 18, 5:59 PM
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    HoofeHearted
    Where is this applied in Firefox?

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    Originally posted by derrick
    Download Stylish for Firefox and install it onto Firefox
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stylish/
    Open Firefox Menu and click on Add-ons
    Locate the Stylish addon and click on Options button
    Click on Write new style
    Paste this into the code window
    #forum_container { width:100% !important; }

    Create a name for this the the window under Add Style and click the Save button.

    Job Done.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Apr 18, 6:16 PM
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    Is there one for making it less white ?
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    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 12th Apr 18, 6:23 PM
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    Is there one for making it less white ?
    Originally posted by molerat
    I am using the following skin and has the green bits

    "New masthead, fixed width (recommended)"

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=74151543&postcount=5
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Apr 18, 6:43 PM
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    debitcardmayhem
    You shouldn't need to use add-ons to make a website or forum either usable or acceptable to view.

    Poor show, MSE!
    Originally posted by poppellerant
    I agree totally , if it ain't broke MSE can break it
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