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In IE you can set the browser width to be 1024x768, for example, to test your site. How can you do this in Chrome? I can't find an equivalent setting anywhere? I'm using 'Tools -> Developer tools'.

I can't do the fallback trick of running


in the location bar, because Chrome tries to search for it!

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You must type (not copy-paste) the entire Javascript (including "javascript:") into the address bar to execute Javascript - Chrome will strip the "javascript:" protocol specification and treat your Javascript as a search if your last action in the address bar is copy-pasting.

A more convenient way to execute arbitrary Javascript in Chrome would be to open the Javascript Console (Ctrl+Shift+J), however, the resizeTo() function is not supported for tabs so you'll need to enter something creative in the console to make this work:

var myTestWindow = window.open(window.location); myTestWindow.resizeTo(1024,768);

(subsequent changes to the pop-up window's size can be made by calling myTestWindow.resizeTo(x,y))

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+1 That JS console way works, thanks. It's a bit inconvenient, but in the absense of anything better it's fine – Ralph Lavelle Dec 9 '11 at 1:59
@Ralph I'd advise against doing this, it incredibly annoying for users to have their browser resized. – DisgruntledGoat Dec 9 '11 at 10:13
@DisgruntledGoat - "...to test your site..." – danlefree Dec 9 '11 at 17:10
Oh, my bad. To be honest it's probably better to resize by hand. I'd wager that no web browser window is ever sized at 1024x768, with task bars and toolbars and such. – DisgruntledGoat Dec 9 '11 at 22:30

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