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Canvas content frame width

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Hi Canvaseers. I am working on two different implementations of Canvas. In one, the content window stretches to 100% of the remaining space available in the browser window, but in the other, stops around the 75% mark (pls see screenshots below). I've seen this issue responded to elsewhere: Screen Width Issue but wondered if there is a way for me to make the content area wider through Admin UI settings rather than putzing with the CSS? I should point out that this is true across the entire implementation - not just on the Modules page.

Full width content area

Partial width content area

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Hello adarsh@fulltiltahead.com...

I think I have a much easier solution for you that doesn't involve any CSS modifications.  Assuming that you are an admin for your Canvas environment (for the bottom screen shot), go to your account "Settings" page, and then click on the "Feature Options" tab.  Underneath the "Account" heading, there will be a bunch of toggle switches.  Find the one for "New User Tutorial".  I'm assuming you have this turned off.  After you turn it on, return to your Dashboard and then view content within a course.  You should see most pages (Discussion topics are the exception here for some reason) should span the entire width of your screen.

Hope this helps!

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Community Advocate
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Hi adarsh@fulltiltahead.com‌,

I have the same issue as you and very interested to see what the answer might be (besides what Kona provided).

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Hi ysmalls‌ - chofer@morainepark.edu‌'s solution worked for me. I had to turn off the new user tutorial and turn it back on but it did exactly what it was supposed to. My content area is now extended all the way out to the right side of the browser window.

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Hi adarsh@fulltiltahead.com,

Thanks for the update!  IT WORKED FOR ME TOO!!!!! 

Thanks chofer@morainepark.edu this was a bit of a pain but I lived with it.  Funny how excited I get with a bit more space in my Canvas LOL.

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Hello adarsh@fulltiltahead.com...

I think I have a much easier solution for you that doesn't involve any CSS modifications.  Assuming that you are an admin for your Canvas environment (for the bottom screen shot), go to your account "Settings" page, and then click on the "Feature Options" tab.  Underneath the "Account" heading, there will be a bunch of toggle switches.  Find the one for "New User Tutorial".  I'm assuming you have this turned off.  After you turn it on, return to your Dashboard and then view content within a course.  You should see most pages (Discussion topics are the exception here for some reason) should span the entire width of your screen.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks, chofer@morainepark.edu‌! Unfortunately, no dice. Smiley Sad I turned on New User Tutorials as you suggested but the content stills stops short of the full page width. 

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Well shoot!  Do you have any custom CSS in your global CSS file that would be overriding that setting?  I re-confirmed that the "New User Tutorial" is the toggle switch that does affect the page width...strange as that may seem.

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chofer@morainepark.edu‌, your Canvas Fu is strong. I turned off the New User Tutorial and turned it back on and voila, full screen! Thanks much!