Currently JumpRope (the web version) fully supports and recommends modern versions of either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. We also require that you have Adobe Flash installed. At this time, certain functionality in JumpRope will not work properly in Internet Explorer, even versions 9+. We constantly work to improve compatibility, but wish to give you as much information as possible to make sure that JumpRope works well for you!
JumpRope is a complex, modern web application. You may have noticed that it acts more like a program than a website - it turns out that, in our opinion, this works better for the sorts of tools that we offer. Most programs that you run on your computer can be maximized. JumpRope runs in your web browser, which is very convenient, but that also means it doesn't have access to your full screen! In order to experience the tool the way it was meant to be used, we recommend giving it some room to breathe by increasing the "screen real estate" you give it.
Here are some recommended best practices for improving screen space:
- Run your computer's screen at the highest resolution possible. For flat-panel monitors (such as those found on all laptops), the highest resolution is also the "native resolution" for the screen, which means that it will look nicer and crisper anyway. Here are guides for PC and Mac.
- Use Google Chrome. It's fast, updates automatically, and maximizes the amount of the screen available to websites. As an added bonus, it uses a special version of the Adobe Flash plugin that will automatically update for you, which improves speed and security.
- If you aren't using Google Chrome, try to reduce the number of toolbars visible in your browser. Take a look at each and decide if you really need it. Removing it is usually easy from the View or Settings menu, depending on your browser. I kid you not: I have seen screens that look like this:
JumpRope displays the amount of the screen, in pixels, available to it in the bottom-right of the screen after logging in. The minimum width that we support is 950 pixels, and the minimum height that we support is 550 pixels. This should be sufficient to fit even on small monitors such as those found in netbooks. If you have less space than this available, you will likely see overlapping screen elements or "ugly" scrollbars. If you need more space, consider using MiniMode by clicking the blue MiniMode link in the top-right of the browser.
I hope that this has been helpful. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org