Tip for Resizing Your Browser Window
May 30, 2007
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:
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.
Trackback Address: 633/92E883A17194BCB5CD0CB04CBEC45CA1
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.
Damn Pete - very cool idea. You mean the rest of the world doesn't have 22-24" widescreens?
Or you could just use the viewport resize options of the Web Developer toolbar FF extension.
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.
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!
I'm glad you guys found it handy... Your Welcome!
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
www.resizebrowser.com is another option to check some websites in different screen resolutions and aspect ratios.
thanks, that's really useful for me, instead of encumbering myself with another extension, firebug is all i need really