For example, when viewing this question at Biostars in a window covering half my screen horizontally, the page defaults to some kind of mobile-like layout:

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When I expand the window to cover around 2/3 of the horizontal space, the page changing to a more desktop-like version:

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I noticed that this also depends on the zoom level, if I zoom further out, I can view the desktop layout in the smaller window. However, at such zoom levels, the text is illegible.

I much prefer the desktop layout and wonder if there is a way to prevent web sites from changes the layout automatically when being viewed in a smaller window. I would not mind having a horizontal scroll bar. I am using Chromium 44.0.2403.89 on Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit).

  • You might be able to do something with a grease/tamper monkey script to hack the css/js – DavidPostill Sep 25 '15 at 18:06
  • What you see is the functionality of responsive web design. It cannot be tweaked much from the user side, only options are to either use zoom in or out or use the Responsive Design Mode from developer tools. – Nikhil_CV Sep 25 '15 at 18:10

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