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Largely because of the line width used for articles...good typographic practice for readability usually specifies line lengths of 60-75 characters including spacing...CA gets up to 158 or so. This makes it harder to read the wonderful articles...we all know that in audio, details matter...its the same for typo. Think of it as a tweak offered in a friendly spirit of support.....

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You can also change the width of your browser window.

 

I use a Zoom Level of 175%

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

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Eyes going as well as the hearing? :) (Me too...)

At least you probably read what people right... I was wondering where your herrings were soused...

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Eyes going as well as the hearing? :) (Me too...)

 

Hi Don

The ads on the RHS, and the increased gap on the LHS compared with many other forums don't help either.

 

Alex

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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Maybe everyone knows this, I know many do, but have often been amazed at how many don't. Holding the ctrl key and + together gives your browser some zoom. Hit it again for more or again for yet more. ctrl and -(minus key) zooms the other way. I run into so many pages that are sized differently. I zoom in or out without even thinking about it.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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Click on Image, then click again on resulting image for a larger image.

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How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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Command+ and Command- do this on Apple. Also, with Safari there is smart-zoom, a double-tap on the main body of the text fills the window with just what you want to focus on. There are ways to prevent the ads, but I don't want to undermine Chris.

 

How does that work on an iMac Bill? When I try that with my mouse, I just select text for copying.

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.. I was wondering where your herrings were soused...

 

??? Seems pretty fishy to me. :)

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There are ways to prevent the ads, but I don't want to undermine Chris.

 

The way to axe the ads without undermining Chris is to subscribe.

 

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Maybe everyone knows this, I know many do, but have often been amazed at how many don't. Holding the ctrl key and + together gives your browser some zoom. Hit it again for more or again for yet more. ctrl and -(minus key) zooms the other way. I run into so many pages that are sized differently. I zoom in or out without even thinking about it.

 

I didn't know that; thank you very much for the tip.

 

I have no problem reading the text on computer audiophile.

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Command+ and Command- do this on Apple. Also, with Safari there is smart-zoom, a double-tap on the main body of the text fills the window with just what you want to focus on. There are ways to prevent the ads, but I don't want to undermine Chris.

 

Thanks everybody....some of those approaches dont seem to work with Safari but the zooming helps... the font size affects legibility ( that is can you recognize the letter ) but the line length affects readability ( the amount you have to scan to read each line ) I had also forgotten about the Reader view in Safari, which really helps. Completely off topic, but does the Brooks B17 reference in your signature refer to the Professional one with hammered rivets? A man after my own arse, if you will forgive the Brit spelling.....I dont mean to open any worm cans about ads so keep up the good work Chris

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Thanks everybody....some of those approaches dont seem to work with Safari but the zooming helps... the font size affects legibility ( that is can you recognize the letter ) but the line length affects readability ( the amount you have to scan to read each line ) I had also forgotten about the Reader view in Safari, which really helps. Completely off topic, but does the Brooks B17 reference in your signature refer to the Professional one with hammered rivets? A man after my own arse, if you will forgive the Brit spelling.....I dont mean to open any worm cans about ads so keep up the good work Chris

 

Yeah, copper hammered rivets. It really improves the sound-stage.

 

You might have to turn on smart zoom in the system preferences (mouse or trackpad).

 

eg:

 

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I get a minimum of ~110-112 characters per line in Chrome and Safari in OS X. Zooming doesn't change the characters per line for me, it just makes the characters larger. My browser is usually a bit wider than this, but it still seems to read ok by my eyes.

 

Crank the font size up.

 

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Zooming doesn't change the characters per line for me, it just makes the characters larger.

 

Find out what command in your browser that activates word wrap *within* the window (properly called a table) containing each block of text. For Firefox on MacOS, you use the View menu, select Zoom, then check the "Zoom Text Only" box. I can get my text down to <5 characters per line if I want with no change in the width of the text window.

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