All the mefi sites display funny on my new Pocket PC June 29, 2005 3:33 PM   Subscribe

All the mefi sites display funny on my new Pocket PC. The coloured background (blue/grey/etc) appears in chunks so as I scroll down the background scrolls past the end of blue and shows white. Irritatingly, the text is white, so I have to highlight it to see what it says. Scroll down some more and the colour comes back then goes, then comes back, you get the picture? Anyway, its IE built into Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition running on a new Dell Axim x50v.
I'm going to look such a fool when someone points me to the "Make Metafilter display Ok" button.
posted by muckybob to Bugs at 3:33 PM (6 comments total)

it won't take that long... :-)
posted by quonsar at 4:02 PM on June 29, 2005

Do other sites display ok in this mobile version of IE?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:12 PM on June 29, 2005

Metafilter displays reasonably well on my Axim. It sounds like a bug with your unit.
posted by LarryC at 8:13 PM on June 29, 2005

You could always use the lo-fi version.
posted by neckro23 at 12:34 AM on June 30, 2005

Metafilter looks fine on my iPaq, using Win Mobile 2003SE
posted by cmonkey at 9:32 AM on June 30, 2005

Yes, Matt, other sites seem to behave as I would expect on the little screen, which is why I thought there might be something mefi-specific going on.

This Axim model has the 640x480 screen rather than the usual 480x240 found on most pocket PCs, so maybe IE doesn't quite know how to draw a whole page. Its just that it's less than a week old and I haven't had time to mess up any of the setting yet, so it's doing this by default. I'll fiddle with it a bit to see if I can 'fix' it. Thanks anyway.
posted by muckybob at 3:26 PM on June 30, 2005

« Older Hyperlinked text weirdness   |   MeFi CD Swap Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments