Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Peanuts

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  1. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Enlarging Sunday Peanuts Strips:

    In order to zoom in on the vertical Sunday Peanuts strips and actually see them enlarged, try using Opera as your web browser for GoComics. This will also allow you to enlarge the other GoComics Sunday strips that are in vertical format – For Better or For Worse, Doonesbury, etc.

    1. Download Opera for free here: http://www.opera.com

    2. After downloading, open Opera and then type in gocomics.com

    3. Maximize your window, click on a strip to enlarge it, scroll down to read the entire strip, and use the back arrow to return.


    Additional details for those who are interested:

    The zooming problem is browser-related. Windows Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are trying to display the entire zoomed strip within the open window, and that’s why Sunday’s vertical Peanuts comic was appearing smaller, rather than larger, when clicking on the small version to try to zoom it. The shorter your window is, the smaller the zoomed version will appear. This will also happen with the daily comics – they will be shrunk if your window isn’t wide enough when you click to zoom.

    However, Opera displays the zoomed version full size, regardless of the size of your window. Since the Sunday comic is in vertical format, you maximize your window to make sure you have enough width for the zoomed version, and then you scroll down to see the full strip.

    (Tip: In order to make sure that Opera’s back arrow always returns you to the correct location after zooming, open all of the comments before zooming – not just the most recent comment.)

    Unfortunately, the zoomed version of Peanuts on GoComics looks fuzzier and more pixilated than the zoomed version did on ComicsDotCom. Also, the zoomed daily strips on GoComics look worse than the zoomed Sunday strips on GoComics.

    If your monitor is set to low or medium resolution (maybe 1024 pixels or less), the zoomed strips will look large, fuzzy, and pixilated (especially the daily strips). If your monitor is set to very high resolution (maybe 1280 pixels or more), the zoomed strips will look sharper but won’t look as large.

    How sharp the zoomed strips appear also depends on your screen size and how close you sit to the screen. If your screen size is really big, the zoomed strips will look bigger and fuzzier. If you sit really close to your screen, the zoomed strips will also look bigger and fuzzier.

  2. ♥Mrs. Ladywolf♥

    ♥Mrs. Ladywolf♥ said, over 3 years ago

    Charlie brown needs a relief pitcher.

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    “have your arm drop off”! That practically happened to Dravecky of the SF Giants.

  4. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    No athlete really wants to leave a game early - unless they are really getting their butts kicked.

  5. puppybreath

    puppybreath GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Golly Hobbs, I had no idea you knew so much about computers! Thank you so much for your information, the opera site and the explanation. I am so totally impressed!

    Do you work with computers, that is program them or something? You are so far ahead of me that I am choking on the dust you leave behind as you gallop off and pass me by.

    I wish I had a tiny bit of your knowledge and ability.

  6. YesDear

    YesDear said, over 3 years ago

    So here are the known knowns:

    –To optimize the viewing experience we should switch to a browser used by less than 2% of the population.

    –Even when we do switch, the zoomed version will not look as good as before.

    –Viewers who use the same monitor resolution as before will find the strips are now smaller and clicking on them makes them more pixellated.

    –The original publication date is no longer included.

    –Someone is still colorizing every day’s strip, largely ruining them for many readers (coming soon: vividly-colored renditions of Ansel Adams’ most famous black-and-white photos!)

    Teething problems are inevitable, so I’ll give this about another week. I want it to succeed, but if things don’t improve, it’s back to the printed versions for me.

  7. YesDear

    YesDear said, over 3 years ago

    So here are the known knowns:

    –To optimize the viewing experience we should switch to a browser used by less than 2% of the population.

    –Even when we do switch, the zoomed version will not look as good as before.

    –Viewers who use the same monitor resolution as before will find the strips are now smaller and clicking on them makes them more pixellated.

    –The original publication date is no longer included.

    –Someone is still colorizing every day’s strip, largely ruining them for many readers (coming soon: vividly-colored renditions of Ansel Adams’ most famous black-and-white photos!)

    Teething problems are inevitable, so I’ll give this about another week. I want it to succeed, but if things don’t improve, it’s back to the printed versions for me.

  8. YesDear

    YesDear said, over 3 years ago

    So here are the known knowns:

    To optimize the viewing experience we should switch to a browser used by less than 2% of the population.

    Even when we do switch, the zoomed version will not look as good as before.

    Viewers who use the same monitor resolution as before will find the strips are now smaller and clicking on them makes them more pixellated.

    The original publication date is no longer included.

    Someone is still colorizing every day’s strip, largely ruining them for many readers (coming soon: vividly-colored renditions of Ansel Adams’ most famous black-and-white photos!)

    Teething problems are inevitable, so I’ll give this about another week. I want it to succeed, but if things don’t improve, it’s back to the printed versions for me.

  9. RickyLinus

    RickyLinus said, over 3 years ago

    Unico… come sempre… :-)

  10. Etnier

    Etnier said, over 3 years ago

    Requesting the strips’ original date, as on the other website.

    Also, FWIW, the daily strips are distorted a bit: stretched wider than they should be.

  11. henebry

    henebry said, over 3 years ago

    In general, this feels like a downgrade. I don’t know why peanuts.com doesn’t host their own strips, the way Dilbert.com does.

    Dilbert.com has fantastic quality—ironic, given that Scott Adams’ line art lends itself to low quality reproduction.

  12. mac47

    mac47 said, over 3 years ago

    That’s the spirit, Charlie Brown! Be like Beethoven!

    P.S. Thanks for the tip, Hobbes.

  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hi puppybreath

    No, I’m not a computer expert, but I try to learn what I can in the area of a computer’s most important function, which is to display comic strips. As a result, I may sound like a computer expert to comic strip readers, but to a true computer expert I sound more like a comic strip reader. What I wrote here was a combination of some of my previous knowledge and some things I figured out by experimenting with using different web browsers to view Peanuts in GoComics.

    In my spare time, I do volunteer Java programming for NASA. (Just kidding.)

  14. pamlicorat

    pamlicorat said, over 3 years ago

    Hang in there Charlie Brown, the first inning will end soon.

  15. T. Shepherd

    T. Shepherd GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    LOL! I love Peanuts!

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