Resize & reposition your browser "bookmarklets"
Firefox bookmarks bar [screenshot] with various bookmarklets for resizing & repositioning the browser window
On a fairly regular basis, I find myself resizing & repositioning the browser window in order to "work happy". Be it general web browsing, web development, or multi-tasking, the browser window and position has a noticeable impact on what I’m doing. Being fairly detail oriented, I prefer resizing & positioning the browser window – in relation to other application windows – to specific pixel coordinates. At one point, I was using a special wallpaper [grid] which helped line elements up to their respective coordinates.
The above will resize the browser window horizontally to 1280px, and vertically to the constraints of the work area. If the dock is hidden (OS X), the browser height would be 1600px. If the dock is visible, the vertical height would be y minus the height of the dock.
Alternatively, in order to center a browser window with a max width of 1024, the above snippet would do the trick. The general math to calculate the x,y coordinates for
self.moveTo(x,y) can be gathered with the following:
- Decide on the max-width of the browser window – 1024
- Divide the horizontal resolution of your screen by 2 – 2560px / 2 = 1280
- Divide your anticipated browser width by 2 and subtract this figure from the centerline – 1280-(1024/2)=768
Using 1024 as the max-width for the browser window on a 2560×1600 resolution screen, the coordinates to center the browser window would be
self.moveTo(768,0);. Confused? That’s OK. Right-click on any of the links below for your respective screen resolution and select "Bookmark this link". Saving the links to your browser bookmarks bar will provide you with quick access to resize and center your browser window.
- 1024 resolution: 800
- 1280 resolution: 800, 1024
- 1440 resolution: 800, 1024, 1280
- 1680 resolution: 800, 1024, 1280, 1440
- 1920 resolution: 800, 1024, 1280, 1440
- 2560 resolution: 800, 1024, 1280, 1440
What other browser bookmarklets do you use on a regular basis? Add your recommendations in the comments so that others might benefit as well.
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