Browser doesn’t fit my screen: How to resize web pages [FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Browser does not fit screen

Users have reported that their browser does not fit the screen on Windows 10 whenever they load the websites in a window half the size of the monitor (split-screen mode in Windows 10).

This issue is getting even worse when using a TV with a resolution as high as the one on your PC monitor.

The result is that most (if not all) of the elements on the web page to be displayed stacked on top of each other, leaving an empty or white space where the elements of the site would usually be.

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

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

1. Try a different browser

If you keep having this issue, perhaps you should consider using a different browser that you can easily customize to your needs, across any device.

Opera, for instance, is such a browser. The tool can be downloaded for free with one click, so make sure to use the option below. The entire process takes only a couple of minutes.image does not fit the screen

The tool allows you to synchronize the data across all your devices and is compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, and Android.

Switching to Opera from any other popular browser is extremely easy. Use Opera’s one-click process to automatically import all your browser data, or add existing extensions and bookmarks, so that you can start browsing right away.

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of all the extra options that Opera brings compared to other browsers, and customize it to your needs by adding icons, sidebars, workspaces, and other extensions.

Opera

Opera

Try this browser that is compatible with most popular devices and comes equipped with a simple, fast and responsive interface.

2. 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 +/– signs.
  2. Another way to do this is to hold the CTRL key, and use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

Curious about more keyboard shortcuts on Windows 10? See this useful list


3. Change the default zoom in/out value

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:config into the Firefox address bar and press Enter.
  3. Choose I accept the risk to proceed.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 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-dot 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 Zoom levels.
  6. In the menu that opens, 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. Go to Mozilla’s official add on library and look for Fixed Zoom.
  2. Click on Add to Firefox.Add Extension to Firefox - Browser does not fit screen
  3. Click on Add again to complete the process.Add Extension to Firefox add button - browser does not fit window

Microsoft Edge

  1. Get Microsoft’s Zoom from Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the Get button and wait for the set up to finish.
    zoom extension Edge browser windows store app - browser does not fit screen

In this article, we explored some quick ways 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 material helped you solve the issue with the browser window not fitting the screen.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.