Sometimes, Gmail goes out of the computer screen making emails too wide and difficult to read. In such a case, you can resize the Gmail window. If you find yourself in such a situation, this article will show you how to resize Gmail to fit your screen.
Emails are too wide; How to resize Gmail to fit screen?
If your emails in Gmail are too wide to read properly, this article will show you how to resize Gmail to fit your computer screen.
- Check the zoom level in your browser
- Refresh Gmail
- Fix with the help of developer tools
- Open the Gmail email in a new window or in incognito mode
- Disable all browser extensions
- Create another profile in Chrome
- Does your email contain embedded image(s)?
1] Check the zoom level in your browser
The first set is to check the zoom level in your web browser. Web browsers allow users to zoom in and zoom out web pages separately by using the Ctrl key and the mouse scroll button. If you scroll up by pressing and holding the Ctrl key, the web page will zoom in. Check if this is the case with you or not.
You can easily check this. For example, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge show a Magnifier icon when a web page is zoomed in or zoomed out. This icon is displayed in the address bar. If you see such an icon, click on that icon and then click on the Reset button.
Alternatively, you can also use the Ctrl + 0 shortcut to reset the zoomed-in or zoomed-out Gmail page.
2] Refresh Gmail
You can also try to refresh your Gmail. Locate the refresh button in the top left corner of the Gmail window. A circular arrow icon represents it. An alternative way to refresh your Gmail, press the F5 key on your keyboard.
3] Fix with the help of developer tools
This fix is for Chrome and Edge users. If your email is still too wide and your Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge do not show a magnifier icon to resize Gmail to fit the screen. Then you can resize Gmail with the help of developer tools. To do so, check the following steps:
- Open your Gmail in Chrome or Edge. Now, click on the three dots on the upper right side in Edge or Chrome and select More tools > Developer tools. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl + Shift + I keyboard shortcut.
- Now, select the Styles tab under Elements.
- Type zoom: normal. Type semi-colon after typing normal. If the semicolon is already added, ignore adding it again.
4] Open the Gmail email in a new window or in incognito mode
The problem might have been occurring due to a corrupted cache or conflicting extensions. To check this, open Gmail in an incognito mode. If the issue does not persist in incognito mode, this means that either cache and cookies are responsible for this problem or the issue is caused by a problematic extension. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Check if it brings any changes.
You can also try to open email in a new window. For this, press and hold the Shift key and then click on an email in Gmail.
5] Disable all browser extensions and add-ons
Sometimes disabling all browser extensions and add-ons can resolve this issue. This is because some extensions or add-ons may interfere with how Gmail displays emails, causing them to render incorrectly. To do so, use the following steps:
- Click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the browser window.
- Select Extensions > Manage extensions.
- Toggle the switch next to each extension to disable it.
Disable all extensions one by one and reload Gmail every time after disabling each extension. When the issue gets fixed, the extension that you have just disabled is the culprit. Uninstall that extension and look for its alternative.
6] Create another profile in Chrome
Sometimes, issues occur in a particular Chrome profile. We suggest you create another profile in Chrome and see if this helps. Use the following instructions to create another profile in Chrome browser:
- Open Chrome and click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the window.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Manage your Google Account under the You and Google section.
- Click on Add person.
- Enter a name for the new profile and click on Add.
Once you’ve created the new profile, you can switch to it by clicking on the profile icon in the top right corner of the window and selecting the new profile. Open Gmail in the new profile and see if the issue persists.
7] Does your email contain embedded image(s)?
If the sender has embedded images in the email, those images can also cause this problem. To check this, open other emails that do not have images or contain images as attachments. If the issue does not persist in other emails or in emails that have images as attachments, embedded images are causing this issue.
To fix this issue, ask the sender to send the email without embedding images. He can send you the email and images separately or send you the email by attaching images.
That’s it. I hope this helps.
Why is my Gmail email too wide for the screen?
There can be many reasons why your Gmail email is too wide for the screen, such as browser zoom level, browser extensions, embedded images, etc.
How do I reduce the size of an email?
The size of an email depends on various factors. Attachments play a major role in increasing the size of an email. You can compress the files to reduce their size before attaching them to an email. This will help reduce the email size.
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