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I need a Windows utility to allow me to resize any window (not just firefox!) to specific sizes.

I need to check what the application I'm writing looks like at these resolutions - how many columns are visible in grids, that sort of thing.

I know I could just change my resolution, but that's a hassle, especially for 800x600 - desktop icons get smooshed together and stuff.

What's a good program that allows me to do this?

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Still, changing the screen resolution also takes the taskbar into account. So, when only resizing application windows, then be sure to make it a bit smaller to account for the available screen estate. –  Arjan Feb 9 '11 at 11:37
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Check out Sizer ...

Sizer is a tiny freeware utility that gives you an easy and fast way to resize any window to an exact size. It could be a very useful tool for webmasters and web designers.

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Excellent! That's a very slick program. I hope it eventually supports vista/win7 but for now I'm still on XP anyway. Thanks :) –  Blorgbeard Aug 4 '09 at 22:16
    
I have it running under Vista on my main dev box at work without issue. –  David Spillett Aug 4 '09 at 22:38
    
@David Spillett: Curious - are you running Vista x86 or x64? –  Chris W. Rea Aug 4 '09 at 23:41
    
Problem is there is no version for Windows 7 - 64 Bit :( i've used Sizer for years and now I can't. –  user66766 Feb 9 '11 at 11:29
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The 64bit version is currently under development, but available for download. Works on my machine(tm) –  CGK Dec 13 '11 at 22:46
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You could write your own with AutoHotkey:

#=:: ; [Win]+[=]
    WinGet, window, ID, A
    InputBox, width, Resize, Width:, , 140, 130
    InputBox, height, Resize, Height:, , 140, 130
    WinMove, ahk_id %window%, , , , width, height
    return

Demonstration:

Before: 640 x 480

before

  1. Press Win+=.

  2. Enter a width:

    width

  3. Enter a height:

    height

After: 400 x 300

after

Note: To set a length to 0, you have to input 0. An empty value is ignored. For example, if you only want to resize the height, leave the width blank and enter a value for the height.


For the curious: 0 x 0

smallest

As you can see, a window with a title bar and controls has an absolute minimum size.

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