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When I visit meta.stackoverflow.com, there is a big white box which obscures the "Top Questions" section. Please see the attached screenshot.

I am running Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows XPSP3. I have occasionally seen this using Firefox 3 or 4, on other computers (Mac, Gnome, Windows XP) but I never took a screenshot from those systems.

Big White Box

20110518 Update:

I can workaround this problem by using full page zoom (Menu option "View: Zoom: Zoom In", otherwise known as Ctrl++). If I hit Ctrl++ once, the big white box goes away. However, it will reappear if I hit Ctrl++ a few more times.

If I hit Ctrl+- a few times, the problem reappears.

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On Gaming, we had a similar report here: Unexplained white space devours half of front page! Citizens now in terror!. It was on Firefox as well. –  Grace Note May 17 '11 at 18:08
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That's not exactly the only thing wrong with that screenshot; something is very broken –  Michael Mrozek May 17 '11 at 18:12
    
Clearly, the OP hit Ctrl + +, increasing pageFontSize from 12 to 14 and pageWhiteBoxSize from 0 to 1000. Seriously though, the screenshot at the Gaming report doesn't have the same text size issues as this. –  Pops May 17 '11 at 18:47
    
@Popular : Are you saying that this behavior happened because I increased the font size in my browser? –  Stefan Lasiewski May 18 '11 at 1:01
    
the first part of my comment was a joke, where I was suggesting exactly that. The second part was to point out that this may be a different bug, or the same bug plus a different issue. –  Pops May 18 '11 at 14:08
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Your default font size is increased in your browser's settings. You can change it in 'under-the-hood' in Chrome, or in the font settings in FireFox. I had the same issue and posted the same question here on meta, and Yi Jiang gave me the answer in a comment.

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I can't reproduce this.

Be aware of the two kinds of browser zoom

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2009/01/the-two-types-of-browser-zoom.html

We only support +1 and -1 for font zooming, but full page zoom of course scales pretty much infinitely.

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I have this issue in the standard browser on my Blackberry Bold. (The mobile version is gorgeous, but I use the full-site when I want to flag something.) –  M. Tibbits Jul 26 '11 at 5:20
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