The screen area is too narrow. How do I make it wider? I want to use most of the actual screen width for content.
Hey David. You can't change the percentage of the page that the sidebar and course navigation take up. Each user will have a different size screen and therefore will see a different size area for content on a page. Canvas will do a pretty good job of scaling content down or wrapping it when possible. When that fails the only option is for the end user to take advantage of their browser's zoom settings and ability to move around on a page to view content that gets cut off.
All that being said, one workaround I can think of for displaying content without the sidebar on the right is to put it in a file like a pdf, word doc, or html file and then add that file to a module. Then you'll get a slightly wider viewing area.
Thanks for the answer.
I need a program that will let me use the whole screen. Do you know of anything like that?
David, you might find an answer to this question in the Canvas Developers space; perhaps you could re-post it there, or if you'd prefer, I can move it there for you. Just let us know.
When your school switches over to the new UX/UI (or when all Canvas schools get switched over), you *may* get a little bit more space for your content, but I think Adam Williams has really hit the nail on the head. It really does depend on an individual user's screen resolution. Even thinking about older monitors that are not wide-screen compared to the wide, flat-screens you typically see today make a difference.
I've been playing around with CSS based on the new UI and have been able to resize the right side wrapper to give myself some more room on a course front page.
Here's my code and the numbers can be changed around to fit your needs.
/*resizes the right side wrapper of a content page*/
flex: 0 0 225px;
You can get some real estate that way. I'm sure there's probably more sophisticated ways.
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