Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

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Do you like to have your Internet browser windowed or taking up your full screen?

Windowed
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Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby JaoSming on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:57 am

Assuming you are running a wide screen monitor and resolution.


Personally, I am a windowed man. I can't stand the dead space on YouTube and other sites, or the one long line of text for a post here.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby formx on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:19 am

What do you mean by "full screen"? Maximized window, or the window taking up the entire screen by pressing F11?
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby JaoSming on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:35 am

isn't that the same thing? I know there is a "full screen" mode that no one in their right mind uses, but yes, a window that takes up the entire screen without removing the taskbar or other "window" buttons.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby formx on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 am

Oh, in that case I'm a full screen person.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Nick on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:52 am

My screen is 27" so full screen is just too big; windowed for me. Albeit big sized windows.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby rise on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:04 pm

My maximized window is essentially full-screen. I've got the taskbar hidden, and a one row of toolbars, with anything else I need in Rainmeter skin form. It's about as close to being full-screen as you can get without actually being in full-screen.

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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Leftos on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:09 pm

Maximized when not doing anything else (only using Full Screen/F11 when on my netbook, where every inch of vertical space is precious), windowed when using it in combination with other programs. Having 2 monitors lets you not worry that much about screen space occupied when not doing many things at once.

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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby velvet bliss on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:50 pm

Maximized is how real men do it.
Real men know how to use the taskbar or alt-tabbing.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Andrew on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:38 pm

Maximised window, taskbar displayed.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby JaoSming on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:20 am

you guys are crazy
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby el badman on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:16 am

Maximized for me too, but I'm only on a 23" screen.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Lamrock on Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 am

Always maximized, since my laptop had a 15.6" screen and my phone like 4"
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby rise on Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:06 am

If I had a 20-something inch screen, I probably wouldn't maximize everything, but I like using every inch of my 15.6" screen.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby JaoSming on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:05 am

for clarity I am on a 24" screen, but even on my 15" laptop I still tend to window down to a 4:3 aspect ratio
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Qballer on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:32 am

maximized. i hate scrolling, especially from side to side
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby JaoSming on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:19 am

I never scroll side to side though :?
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Kenny on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:32 am

I'd have to say maximised, while using Alt+tab to navigate through my other windows. I've pretty much hated windowed browsing after a college instructor insisted upon it (to a point where he lost his teaching focus if someone had a maximised window).
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby rise on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:02 pm

JaoSming wrote:I never scroll side to side though :?

This. Can't stand it.
badreligionau wrote:I'd have to say maximised, while using Alt+tab to navigate through my other windows. I've pretty much hated windowed browsing after a college instructor insisted upon it (to a point where he lost his teaching focus if someone had a maximised window).
How does that work? Why would a professor lose his shit over someone who's window is maximized? :lol:
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby formx on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:16 pm

rise wrote:How does that work? Why would a professor lose his shit over someone who's window is maximized? :lol:

Well I guess when one spends their entire life not having the window maximized (I hope that's the case here), that will happen. :lol:
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Kenny on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:33 pm

He had a "my way or no way" attitude. It was a HTML coding class, so I think his reasoning was if you had one section of the screen dedicated to code and one to the rendered version, you'd work more efficiently.

He was probably right, but I still thought he was a prick :lol:
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby formx on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:39 pm

badreligionau wrote:He had a "my way or no way" attitude. It was a HTML coding class, so I think his reasoning was if you had one section of the screen dedicated to code and one to the rendered version, you'd work more efficiently.

He was probably right, but I still thought he was a prick :lol:

I always have one side to the code, and the other side to the window when it comes to HTML. Just a bit easier to work with.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby rise on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:42 pm

Yeah, that makes more sense. I didn't do it that way, as I'm really used to alt-tab, but I can see how it's really useful.

The Java I've been doing for 3 semesters now really makes me miss HTML. :(

My professor has that same "my way or the highway" attitude as well. Hate that dude with a passion.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby homicide1550 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:32 pm

full screen for me though i voted on the wrong option.. lol
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby ixcuincle on Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:09 am

Windowed.

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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby formx on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:36 am

ixcuincle wrote:Windowed.

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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby buzzy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:02 am

windowed, usually with some spacce between the edges of the window and the monitor.

on a 27 incher, but i've done it that way since i can think back.
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Re: Internet Browsing - Full Screen or Windowed?

Postby Dc311 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:02 pm

I've always been a windowed guy.But when it comes down to watching porn then it is full screen all the way.
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