browser settings

What is the advantage or disadvantage of changing the browser settings? 

I have always used the defaults:

Browser size: Display at user's current browser size

Player size: Lock at optimal size

I changed the settings to:

Browser size: Resize browser to fill screen

Player size: Scale player to fit browser window

Obviously the screen is filled now, and the player is larger, but is there something I'm missing? Does the quality suffer? How are defaults chosen? I always (probably incorrectly) assume that the default is my best starting point. 

I think I want to start publishing courses with the larger browser and player size, but I want to make sure I'm not missing something. 

Thanks!

1 Reply
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jill! I think most of this is preference and/or need of client.

  • Browser size of "Resize browser to fill screen," which will automatically resize the learner's browser to fill the whole screen.

  • Browser size set to "Display at user's current browser size," when the course launches, it'll display in a browser window at whatever size the learner's browser is currently set to.

  • Browser size set to "Resize browser to optimal size," when the course launches it'll automatically resize the learner's browser to match the course's optimal size. The optimal size is whatever you've chosen as the story size, plus any additional height or width to accommodate the course player.

As far as the player is concerned:

  • Scale player to fill browser window: This causes your published course to fill the user's browser window.
  • Lock player at optimal size: This locks the published course at its optimal size—and even if learners resize their browser window, the course itself will stay at the optimal size. The optimal size is whatever you've chosen as the story size, plus any additional height or width to accommodate the course player. Depending on the features and controls you've included on your player, the player can add between 20 and 260 pixels to the width of your course, and between 20 and 118 pixels to the height. If you need help understanding the features and controls available on your player, check out this tutorial.