I have been having a problem with my image displays and at least four queries in the last two weeks have failed to elicit any response from WordPress support. It occurred to me that you readers might be able to help me. At the very least, I’d like to know if this is my problem alone (as I suspect) or a general browser problem.
Please click on this image and tell me if you see a much smaller image on a white background, a larger image on a black background, or something else. Also tell me what browser and operating system you are using.
You see, when I click on the image in Chrome, I see a little thumbnail image, much smaller than this image, on a white background. Using Firefox, I see a larger image on a black background. Until a few weeks ago, clicking on the image would always show me a larger image, the full size stored in my media library. It’s worked that way for years. I count on it working that way so I can show you larger images. Sometimes it’s imperative that the larger image be available so you can read small print or see specific details or just enjoy a beautiful photograph.
At the very least I’d like to know if other people using Chrome see a thumbnail image or a larger image. (Stats say one third of my readers use Chrome.) Your input might not help me fix the problem, but it will give me more information for the WordPress support people if I can ever get a response from them. And of course if you have any suggestions, I’d appreciate those too.
(The picture is linked to the image file and set to full size. The maximum image size in my dashboard media settings is 1500 wide and this particular image is 1280. It displays in the post at about 710.)
Thanks for your help.
UPDATE: Feb 22, 4:10 pm — Found the problem!! It’s very easy to reduce the size of one’s screen view by sliding around on the touchpad on a Mac laptop. Apparently I’d done that at some point without realizing it. I discovered, by accidentally mousing over it, that there is a gray magnifying glass in the right corner of Chrome’s omnibox that shows when you’re at less than 100%. By clicking on it, one can enlarge or reduce the size of the display. At 100%, the icon doesn’t show at all. And at 100%, my flower image shows at the large size I expected. Whew. I am so relieved. Also feeling a bit stupid at the moment, but I’ll get over it. You know, if I live long enough, I might finally get this whole computer thing figured out …