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Recently, my install of Chrome (currently version 31.0.1650.63 m, win 8.1x64) has been opening images from sites such as imgur in their full resolution glory and not resizing to fit the screen as it a) used to and b) IE/FF continue to do. I noticed this about a month ago from opening imgur links from Reddit and this afternoon, it finally bugged me enough to seek out a solution.

I am sure there is a setting(?) but I cannot find much help in what would have caused this and how to remedy it.


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Have you tried resetting chrome to default or reinstalling it? –  Moses Dec 7 '13 at 20:25
@Moses - I have not, not a bad idea. I think it happened shortly after the Win 8.1 update, so that could explain a few things –  Tommy Dec 7 '13 at 20:27
@Moses - that did it - can't believe I didn't think of the reboot method. Add as an answer, ill accept. –  Tommy Dec 7 '13 at 20:32

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You can reset Chrome's to defaults in Advanced Settings:

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Or you can try re-installing Chrome, which should do the same thing. There is no setting option for image re-sizing, it is likely a bug you are encountering from the upgrade to Windows 8.

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LOL, I have had this problem earlier today only with THIS site... I had to re-install Chromium, after cleaning up all the mess left behind by a purge uninstall –  MariusMatutiae Dec 7 '13 at 21:51
This did not work for me. –  Xonatron Jan 23 at 6:20
Actually it did work, I had to reset the zoom back to 100%, even though I had no idea it was set to something other than (such as 400% or something). –  Xonatron Jan 23 at 6:22

Try pressing Ctrl+0 or Command+0 to reset your zoom to 100%. (That 0 is a zero, not a capital "oh".)

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(1) Can you provide any reference documentation to support this answer? (2) This may actually be an anti-answer. From my reading of the question, the problem is that the browser opens images in full (100%) size, and the OP wants a way to tell it to shrink to fit. –  G-Man Mar 6 at 7:16

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