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A Web page may not be displayed correctly when you use the zoom feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7


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Symptoms

When you use the zoom feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7 to zoom in or to zoom out on a specific Web page, the Web page may not be displayed correctly.

For example, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • On the Web page, there is an image between text strings and an input object, such as a button or a text box. When you zoom in or zoom out on the Web page, the text strings may be truncated, or they may not be displayed. This problem occurs because the input object overlaps the text strings.
  • On the Web page that you are viewing, there is a text string or a table that has a border. When you zoom in or zoom out on the Web page, the border may not be displayed.
  • The Web page contains content that uses the "DISPLAY:block;VERTICAL-ALIGN:bottom;" parameters. For example, the Web page contains the style for an "A" tag. When you zoom in or zoom out on the Web page, there may be an extra hyphen (-) that is displayed after the strings or after the images. To verify the decoration of an "A" tag, click View Source on the Tools menu.
  • When you put the focus on a link object on the Web page, and then you move the focus to another link object, the focus position may not be on the display position of the link object.
  • You cannot zoom in or zoom out on any part of the Web page that is drawn by an ActiveX control.
  • The Webpage contains a�DIV element that contains a table.�The style "Overflow:Scroll" is specified for the DIV element and if you horizontally scroll that TABLE in the DIV, the TABLE content appears garbled.

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Workaround

To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Change the zoom setting to 100 percent

To change the zoom setting of the Web page to 100 percent, click Page, point to Zoom, and then click 100%.

Method 2: Change the registry to disable the zoom feature

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Windows Vista

  1. Exit Internet Explorer 7.
  2. Click Start
    , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. Type Internet Explorer, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click Internet Explorer, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
  7. Type Zoom, and then press ENTER.
  8. Right-click the Zoom key, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  9. Type ZoomDisabled, and then press ENTER.
  10. Right-click ZoomDisabled, and then click Modify.
  11. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  12. Exit Registry Editor.

Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  1. Exit Internet Explorer 7.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. Type Internet Explorer, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click Internet Explorer, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
  7. Type Zoom, and then press ENTER.
  8. Right-click the Zoom key, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  9. Type ZoomDisabled, and then press ENTER.
  10. Right-click ZoomDisabled, and then click Modify.
  11. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  12. Exit Registry Editor.

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More information

For more information about the zoom feature in Internet Explorer 7, click Contents and Index on the Help menu, type zoom on the Search tab, and then click List Topics.

Note If the Help menu does not appear, click Tools, and then click Menu Bar.

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Article Info
Article ID : 933053
Revision : 2
Created on : 9/28/2011
Published on : 9/28/2011
Exists online : False
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