|If you still have an old America Online web browser, this
may apply to you.
AOL doesn't trust web designers to compress their graphics for
the quickest download time possible. So, they re-compress the images and
shrink any that are bigger than a 640x400 screen size. The problem is that these
graphics are already compressed as much as possible without becoming blurry. Also,
the images on this site are designed for larger screens, if you have an 800x600, 1024x768,
or bigger, AOL has denied you the benefit.
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Hope is not completely lost. You can turn off the web
compression in your 5.0 preferences. Here's How:
- Connect to AOL as you normally do.
- Click the button on the icon bar at the top of your AOL screen that
says, "My AOL" (it's the one with the little person chasing that AOL image.)
- Select "Preferences" and another window of buttons will pop
- Choose the "WWW" button (the one with the rather bland
image of the "W" on it.)
- Yet another window appears, this time with tabs across the top, click
the one marked "Web Graphics".
- There it is, uncheck the the checkbox, and close out AOL completely
- Start AOL again, and experience the web the way it was designed to
(in 6.0 it isn't much different, Click on Settings, Select Preferences, Select Internet
Properties (WWW), and from there it is the same.)
Don't cancel your account because of this, they did have good intentions I'm sure. Tell
your friends to join too, and maybe one day, I'll even join. I probably should, I am a