Browser Window Shrank

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Old 04-12-16, 08:49 PM
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Browser Window Shrank

Using Mozilla Firefox 45.0.1 browser. While I was typing (I now forgot what) suddenly the browser window turned black with a small rectangle or subwindow off to one side containing what I was working on. The text was not shrunk but rather only part of the content was showing in the small sub window.

Would anyone know what happenend and how to put it back the way it was without having to close the browser and start over?
 
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Old 04-12-16, 09:05 PM
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Not sure if it's a browser issue or in the operating system.
In my system tray (bottom of the screen) I have a "switch between windows" icon does that same thing. Every once in a while I hit it by accident.
 
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I agree with Pete I am now using Windows 10 and on my laptop my mouse pad tends to make things larger although it can make things smaller too. It never did that with Windows 7 and it is annoying but I put up with it and as it doesn't happen often I just ignore it. Most of the time I just use the CTRL and the minus key (-) to shrink the browser window and to make it larger just use CTRL and the plus key (+). Also while using your mouse pad try to keep your fingers away from the corners as that can shrink the browser window or enlarge it.
 
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I think what happened was that you hit the control key while typing inadvertently giving the browser a command. There should be a small x on the sub window(s) that were created. Click on the x & you'll be fine.

Open a browser. Hold the control key & press random letters. Eventually, you'll see which letter caused it.
 
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Thanks.

I hate control key commands in browsers, word processors, etc. Too easy to hit by mistake.

I haven't sat down to try all the combinations to see what caused it.

It has not happened again yet.
 
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http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...1-9fa37ae462b3

That site might help you disable them.
 
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