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My platform is Windows Vista Home, browser is Chrome.

My Gmail page has suddenly reduced in size so even when the expand button is clicked there is still about 2 inches of blank space below the toolbar, All other pages from other sites are displayed correctly. How do I restore the Gmail screen to full size?

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Can you post a screenshot? You can use Google’s Screen Capture extension to easily take a screenshot and blur/redact sensitive information. – Synetech Sep 29 '12 at 17:35
Try pressing CTRL + 0 – poz2k4444 Sep 29 '12 at 17:37

That’s probably just a banner ad that is being blocked from loading by one of your extensions. There’s a few options available:

  • Try updating your blocker extension to see if it was a bug that was fixed
  • Try clearing your browser cache to load new ads/copy of GMail since the old one may have been buggy/corrupted
  • Try disabling your ad-blocker
  • Use another extension to hide the ad-bar. You can also use a user-stylesheet to set the bar to hidden (div.aBC {display:none;})
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Try Ctrl+0 or use the Ctrl++ or Ctrl+- to resize the page when you are viewing Gmail.

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What does that have to do with this problem? Resizing always pegs the page to the top-left of the window, so there would not blank space above it (let alone in the middle of the page as I suspect is the case). – Synetech Sep 29 '12 at 17:39
I would start with a simple possible fix first, esp sense we do not have a lot to go from except to assume what the problem is... and most of these types of issues are text size or zooming when a key combo was accidently pressed. – Logman Sep 29 '12 at 17:47
Yes, except that like I said, resizing the screen small does not add space above the content. – Synetech Sep 29 '12 at 18:04

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