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There is a handy moderator tool that adds a little indicator to the left margin of a post that has deleted comments or flags. This is really useful, as it pushes information to the mods instead of us having to know to go look for it. Excellent efficiency improvement!

The indicator is designed for a window that is 1250px wide, and operates in a reduced capacity down to 1070px. The monitor I'm using to ask this question is 1050px wide (it's 1050 x 1680 in portrait mode for easier document viewing). I also access SE from a tablet that I believe is 1024px wide.

This means I can never see this helpful tool on either of those devices, even if I go full-screen with the browser. It's not like I'm clinging desperately to ancient technology, refusing to give up my 13" CRT that went all the way up to, gosh, 800px wide -- I'm using reasonably modern, normal hardware here. Portrait monitors may be a little unusual (though I know lots of people who use them), but tablets smaller than 1250px (or even 1070px) are common.

I've been previously told that SE site layout is designed for 1024px wide, and that seems reasonably common "out in the wild" based on casual observation. Can we find a way to make some form of this indicator avaialble at that width? Ideally it should be availble at even narrow sizes, but at least 1024px would be consistent with other site-design constraints. Given that it goes down to 1070 now, may we please have 46 more pixels of flexibility?

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Kludge to get by: use your browser's zoom function to get yourself some more pixels rendered in less space. – Caleb Jul 12 '13 at 18:51
But yes, this is an issue for me too. Not that my monitor is small, but it is partitioned with side by side windows and the loss of function on SE sites below 2/3 the width of my screen is frustrating when I know that stuff would fit just fine if the layout was more flexible. – Caleb Jul 12 '13 at 18:52
@Caleb, agree on wanting it to work with smaller windoe sizes anyway; I almost never give anything the full screen, but even if I had to (temporarily) for SE, it still wouldn't help here as implemented (as you said). As for zoom, I could do that but then my font sizes would change, so I'd have to adjust those, and then when I zoomed out I'd have to adjust them again, and... whee. As a user with some vision problems I've already got a careful balance of text/zoom settings that more-or-less works, and I'm hesitant to disturb that. But thanks for the suggestion; it may come to that. – Monica Cellio Jul 12 '13 at 18:56

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