Tip for Resizing Your Browser Window

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Testing your web sites at lower resolution is always a good idea (no the rest of the world doesn't view web sites at 1680x1050 like web developers sometimes do). Here's a quick tip that will let you resize your browser window to a specific size.

Just type the following in to your address bar and hit enter:

javascript:window.resizeTo(1024,768);

It will resize your window to the size specified. I find it handy to have a bookmarklet for 800x600 and 1024x768. You can drag those two links to your bookmark bar to create bookmarklets.



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On 05/30/2007 at 6:21:14 PM EDT Ben wrote:
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Or you could install the Web Developer Toolbar firefox extension that comes with a built in customizable browser size changer, along with many other features.

http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

On 05/30/2007 at 9:07:26 PM EDT todd sharp wrote:
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Damn Pete - very cool idea. You mean the rest of the world doesn't have 22-24" widescreens?

On 05/31/2007 at 5:32:47 AM EDT Martin wrote:
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Or you could just use the viewport resize options of the Web Developer toolbar FF extension.

On 05/31/2007 at 4:21:35 PM EDT Tom Mollerus wrote:
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Although it's a fine point, I keep in mind that around 20-40 pixels of screen height will be taken up by the operating system's taskbar.

On 06/05/2007 at 9:19:52 AM EDT jyoseph wrote:
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Great solution for those who cannot have the developer FF extension. Remember some work places have the machines so locked-down, the thought of installing FF on any of the boxes would make the IT guys knees weak.

Great tip, thanks!

On 06/05/2007 at 12:55:37 PM EDT Ben wrote:
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Good point jyoseph. :)

On 06/05/2007 at 1:03:51 PM EDT Pete Freitag wrote:
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I'm glad you guys found it handy... Your Welcome!

On 10/26/2009 at 10:48:33 PM EDT MIMI V. wrote:
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TO CURE MY OVERSIZED BROWSER (ON 98+/SE) I WENT TO DSKTOP>RT CLKD>PROPERTIES> ADVANCED>SETTINGS>SET PIXELS TO 1024X768>CLICKED APPLY>SELECTED YES IN POP-UP>CLICKED OK AND RE-STARTED. NO PROBLEM SINCE

On 02/21/2010 at 5:58:00 PM EST ief wrote:
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www.resizebrowser.com is another option to check some websites in different screen resolutions and aspect ratios.

On 06/11/2010 at 7:23:30 AM EDT dahri wrote:
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thanks, that's really useful for me, instead of encumbering myself with another extension, firebug is all i need really

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