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Provides a menu and status bar to resize the window dimensions to a specific size. Unlike other similar extensions, this one sets the size of the *entire window*, not just the HTML area, which better reflects the environment that end users will be using.
Firesizer was originally written by Brian Mathis, and heavily inspired by "Yet Another Window Resizer" by Galoca.
- Why doesn't Windosize resize only the HTML area (viewport)?
This extension is meant to resize the entire browser window to the specified size, not only the HTML viewport. I really feel that most, if not all web site designs seem to target some sort of ideal viewport size (like 1024x768), and always seem to forget about window borders, scroll bars, etc..., and it really drives me nuts. You can't ignore the fact that browsers have all of these interface elements. If you're developing for mobile devices, this is a different story, and in that case, using the viewport size would make more sense (but Windosize doesn't support that mode).
- Why are the measurements incorrect (such as when the window is maximized)?
Windosize's measurements include window borders, top/bottom status bars, menus, navigation buttons, etc... When these are included, the measurements are accurate.
Further, when the window is maximized, Windows actually just makes the window so big that you can't see the borders, but they're still there. This will cause the measurements to appear to be inaccurate in a maximized window. There is no way to account for this in the extension because the border widths are OS specific, and users can change them if they want.
Since Firesizer's final
release for Firefox
in October of 2011, Mozilla has abandoned its own technologies in favor of poor parody of Google's protocols (WebExtensions), leaving many developers, including this one, disillusioned with the direction the Mozilla is taking. In contrast, Pale Moon
has stepped into place as an XUL-centric browser, keeping backward compatibility better
than Mozilla's own flagship project.
Windosize is free
for use or modification under the Mozilla Public License. However, it comes with no warranty or guarantee of any kind. That being said, you can still ask any questions
in the Comments
section below, or contact me
directly for assistance.
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