ForumsNews and Feedback[Suggestion] Option to hide 'last' and 'next' game buttons

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Eidos
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Here's the root of the problem: most flash games are created with the idea of a fixed frame size, like 800x600 pixels inside your browser window. That's quite okay until you start using a monitor with resolution higher than FullHD when pixels per inch (PPI) value goes up.

I have a 27" monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440 (Dell U2711) and quite frankly, it sucks when the game takes up around 10% of the screen size
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/EidosL/game1_zps6afe6e58.jpg
Most game elements become tiny, providing repulsive user experience as instead of enjoying the game you go head-to-head with pixel hunting.

But that's up to the game's development, sure I understand you've got (almost) no control over it being a gaming site. And there's a simple way to mitigate this problem: Flash Resizer browser add-on, which allows to enlarge the frame to whatever actual size I like.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/EidosL/game2_zps64eea406.jpg
(around 70% of screen size is quite comfortable).

But now notice how badly placed the 'next game' button becomes. Not only it obstructs a part of the game itself, it is also a link, which if pressed accidentally will force to load another game and lose any progress you had while playing.

So my suggestion is to add an option to hide those 'next' and 'prev' buttons which now could be game-stoppers.

P.S.
No doubt that the problem of higher monitor resolutions for flash games as a whole is much complex than 'hide a few buttons', not to mention that 4K-resolution models are on the way. But the 'next game' button already did ruin my game sessions several times, that's why I'm creating this topic.

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Patrick2011
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The ability to hide the prev/next buttons is a good idea, but there is something you can do until such an ability is implemented:

You could just play at a lower resolution than the one you indicated. My computer has a 1336x768 resolution, and the prev/next buttons aren't an issue for me. I wouldn't go lower than that though, because at really low resolutions (e.g. 800x600), it's too easy for the mouse to go off the game screen and hit one of those buttons.

Eidos
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You could just play at a lower resolution than the one you indicated.

That's an okay decision, but in reality it's just a step backwards, like keeping a 5 year-old PC to play 5 year-old games. If possible, I'd like to keep the resolution as lowering it greatly impairs the ability to switch tasks to anything but the game.

But thanks for the tip. I'm sure some people with high-res displays will find it acceptable.
Eidos
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And?..

I'd like to remind on how broken some games become obstructed by badly-placed 'next game' button.
Some option to deal with it, not losing the game experience in the process, would be very appreciated.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/EidosL/game3_zpsf6a403c6.jpg

UnleashedUponMankind
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You could try another browser and see if that one can handle it.
You can also try to changing the zoom-factor of your browser (shot in the dark!).

jonathen
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The first photo is very very old.-.-
As unleash said try zooming.
You might have to set scaling options in Catalyst control center to full screen under digital panel.

jonathen
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Where are you all?
Can someone answer If I was right?

RedN
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You are using Firefox?I use FlashResizer too,Right click on the 'Last' button that hides a part of the game,click 'examinate element',you'll get a screen like the one in the screenshot,right click the object that comes before the selected one (right click on 'a class="related-tab related-tab-left hide" style="margin-top: 225px; background-image: url("someURL"); display: inline;" href="some_other_URL"' and click 'delete node' or something like that (I use the french version of Firefox).
http://i.imgur.com/dDOb2Te.png
Hope it helped.

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For the 'next' button,follow these steps but this time start by right clicking the 'next' pad,when done,close the 'inspect panel' (click the top right of it)

jonathen
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Hmm....Smart how come I didn't think of that java modifying body good thought buddy.

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Right click the link and the image choose inspect element and there you will see under the screen a line should be with blue delete it.

Reton8
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I personally dislike the last and next buttons, but for a different reason. I've accidentally clicked them and lost game progress a couple times.

I hope that the buttons will be moved either lower or higher (anywhere other than current location). I have mentioned the accidentally clicking problems to the admins, you may also wish to tell your problem directly to Ferret, although he may see this thread as well.

jonathen
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lol
That is a good one
(the link leads to you)

Reton8
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I don't see how it's funny when I'm trying to help a user out and I accidentally linked to myself instead of Ferret.

Ferret
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This has been a feature I've mentioned a few times, it may still yet see the light of day - but it's not highly prioritized.

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