Browser does not fit screen

Users have reported that their browser software does not fit the screen on Windows 10 whenever they load the websites in a window half of the size of the monitor (split screen mode in Windows 10). This issue is getting even worse if you use a TV with high resolution as your computer monitor.

This issue is causing most (if not all) of the elements on the page with the issue to be displayed as being stacked on top of each other. This leaves an empty or white space in the area in which the elements of the site would usually be displayed.

For these reasons, in this article, we will explore the best way to deal with this issue. Read on to find out how to do it.

What to do if the browser doesn’t fit my screen?

1. Manually modify the zoom level of every web-page

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  1. In order to zoom in or out of the web-page you’re trying to work in, you can simply press the ‘Ctrl’ key on your keyboard, and the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ signs.
  2. Another way to achieve this task is to hold the Ctrl key, and using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

2. Try a different browser

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3. Change default zoom in/out value from your browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type ‘about:config’ (without quotes) into the Firefox address bar -> press Enter.
  3. Choose ‘I accept the risk’ to the message that pops up.Firefox config page - Browser does not fit screen
  4. Search for the option ‘layout.css.devPixelsPerPx’ in the list.
  5. Right click on it, and select Modify.layout.css.devpixelsperpx modify value - browser does not fit screen
  6. Change the zoom value of -1.0 to your desired setting, and click Ok.string value Firefox - browser does not fit screen

Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click on the 3 dots Settings button found at the top-right of your screen.Chrome 3 dots settings button - Browser does not fit window
  2. From the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.
  3. Click on the Advanced option.
  4. Scroll down and choose the option ‘Site settings‘.Chrome site settings advanced options - Browser does not fit screen
  5. Scroll down in the list, and choose the option ‘Zoom levels’.
  6. This will open up a menu in which you can set custom zoom levels for each of the sites that you visit.Zoom level settings Chrome - Browser does not fit screen

3. Use add-ons to set the automatic zoom for websites

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open this link in Firefox.
  2. Click on ‘Add to Firefox‘.Add Extension to Firefox - Browser does not fit screen
  3. Click on ‘Add’ again. Add Extension to Firefox add button - browser does not fit window

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open this link in Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the ‘Get’ button to open the Windows Store.
  3. Inside the Windows Store, click on ‘Get’.zoom extension Edge browser windows store app - browser does not fit screen

In this article, we explored a quick way to customize the zoom levels for each site that you visit. You can choose to do this either by using the keyboard shortcuts, by modifying the settings of the browser, or by using an add-on.

Please feel free to let us know if this article helped you solve your issue with the browser window not fitting the screen.