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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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Tip for Resizing Your Browser Window was first published on May 30, 2007.

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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/
by Ben on 05/30/2007 at 4:21:14 PM UTC
Damn Pete - very cool idea. You mean the rest of the world doesn't have 22-24" widescreens?
by todd sharp on 05/30/2007 at 7:07:26 PM UTC
Or you could just use the viewport resize options of the Web Developer toolbar FF extension.
by Martin on 05/31/2007 at 3:32:47 AM UTC
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!
by jyoseph on 06/05/2007 at 7:19:52 AM UTC
Good point jyoseph. :)
by Ben on 06/05/2007 at 10:55:37 AM UTC
I'm glad you guys found it handy... Your Welcome!
by Pete Freitag on 06/05/2007 at 11:03:51 AM UTC
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
by MIMI V. on 10/26/2009 at 8:48:33 PM UTC