Poll: Do you maximise your browser window?

It seems like every time somebody mentions browser size, screen resolution or fixed/fluid/elastic width, there will be a side discussion going on about window/application maximising. It happened here a few months ago when I posted Resolution vs. browser size vs. fixed or adaptive width.

I thought it would be interesting to know the habits of people visiting this site, so if you have a minute or two please post a comment with answers to the folllowing questions:

  1. Do you normally maximise your browser window, i.e. make it cover the entire screen? (Your answer should reflect what you do during normal use, not while holding presentations or similar.)
  2. What is the resolution (in pixels) of your primary screen?
  3. Which operating system do you use?

My own answers are as follows:

  1. No.
  2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
  3. Mac OS X

After a couple of weeks I’ll disable comments on this post, evaluate the results, and post a follow-up.

Update (2007-03-31): Well, with the absolutely incredible response this got, I am now disabling comments after less than two days instead of after a couple of weeks.

It will take me long enough to go through over 900 comments, of which many include multiple setups.

Thanks very much for participating, and I’ll be back with the results once I’ve found the time to do this…

Update (2007-04-02): Comments are open again after some feedback from visitors who would like to see this post break the 1000 comment limit. So let’s do that :-).

Update (2007-04-05): Ok, this time comments are really closed. 1071 comments (!) should be enough to do something with. Look for a follow-up in a week or two.

Update (2007-04-15): I have published the results of the poll in Poll results: 50.4% of respondents maximise windows.

Posted on March 29, 2007 in Web General

Comments

    1. No
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1600x1200 or 1600x105 depending on which screen
    3. XP at work, OS X at home
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No, but I tend to use a wider window when I am on a fluid site.
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always maximize.
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Slackware Linux (carefully customized)
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No.
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440 × 900
    3. Mac OS X
  1. March 29, 2007 by Kanashii
    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OSX
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  2. March 29, 2007 by B.J.
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
  3. March 29, 2007 by Kevin
    1. No.
    2. 1920 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OS X

    Web sites that forces me to side scroll (I rarely consider resizing my window an option) annoy me royally.

    1. Always
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
  4. March 29, 2007 by Adam
    1. Always
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP & Mac OS X
    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X
  5. March 29, 2007 by tomfoolry
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050 (home) and 1280x1024 (work)
    3. Mac OS X
  6. March 29, 2007 by telga
    1. No
    2. 1016x691 or 842x523 (with Sage open)
    3. Ubuntu Edgy Eft (Linux)
    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Often
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050 (MacBook Pro) and 1280x1024 x2 (dual screen at work)
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1900x1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1600x1200 and/or 1024x768 (dual-screen)
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050 at work, 1280 x 1024 at home
    3. Mac OS X
  7. March 29, 2007 by Chris
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No for casual browsing — yes for web work (need the extra space for Firebug)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux @ home / XP @ work
    1. Most of the time
    2. 1440x900 at the office / 1024x768 at home
    3. OSX and XP
    1. Never
    2. 1280 by 800 px
    3. Mac OS X
  8. Maximized for personal browsing and not for working. If I’m working, I’m constantly changing size and shape to check pages, as well as switching to other browsers or applications.

    Dual monitors One vertical - 1024 x 1280 and one horizontal - 1280 x 1024

    Windows XP unfortunately

    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 960
    3. Windows XP at work, Ubuntu at home

    I had to increase my screen resolution from 1152 when people started going to fixed width designs at 1024, just so I could continue to keep my Opera panels open while browsing. I’m not bothered by that now, but I would be if my monitor was any smaller.

  9. March 29, 2007 by Adam A

    Work

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X

    Honestly, I am surprised at the number of people that don’t. I can’t stand looking at a website with Desktop icons/backgrounds around the browser window.

    1. Always (my desktop distracts me)
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 854px
    3. Mac OS X
  10. March 29, 2007 by Stefan
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800 px
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No (typical window width is about 1000px)
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. OS X Tiger
    1. Occassionally maximized. but always wide enough to never need to side-scroll, even on wide sites like ALA.
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  11. March 29, 2007 by Seyora
    1. No, unless I have no other windows open (or if I get horizontal scrollbars).
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP SP2
  12. March 29, 2007 by Matthew Gruman

    At work:

    1. Never
    2. 1440 x 900px
    3. Mac OS X

    At home:

    1. Always
    2. 1440 x 900px
    3. Win XP Home

    I don’t find Windows very conducive to non-full screen usage.

  13. March 29, 2007 by Scott
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Never
    2. 1440x900 and 1650x1080, depending on what machine I’m on.
    3. Mac OS X

    I’m curious to see where you’re going with this, Roger. I know some people consider it to be an accessibility issue when a web site does not fit horizontially in the bowser window, but I think that’s incorrect. It may be a convienence issue, but even if I make my page 2000 pixels wide, the content is still going to be accessible on an 800px wide screen.

    Good poll, though. It’s always good for web designers and developers to know more about the demographics of web users, to be sure. :)

  14. March 29, 2007 by Eugene
    1. always, on one screen
    2. 1280*1024 (tft) + 1024 *768 (laptop)
    3. winXP sp2
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP; Fedora Core 5
    1. No.
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP Home

    [ If I had a bigger screen, I would not use a maximized window. ]

    1. Always (my desktop distracts me)
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Not quite (3/4 - 5/6 of screen)
    2. 1440X900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900 or 2560x1600
    3. Mac OS X
  15. March 29, 2007 by simone
    1. Yes, but when I’m reading my feeds I have the bookmarks sidebar up as I use Firefox’s Live Bookmarks for RSS.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1440 by 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. mainly Ubuntu
  16. I have different settings for my home and school environments.

    At home:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    At school:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  17. March 29, 2007 by meerasedai
    1. No, but it does take up a majority of my screen.
    2. 1280X960
    3. Mac OS X
  18. No… 1024 but I do lengthen it full height. Full screen on a Cinema is just annoying ;-)

    1. No way
    2. 1280x1024 + 1280+1024 (2 monitors)
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050 or 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X

    My typical browser window is about 1100 x 800 for most browsing.

  19. March 29, 2007 by Arpan
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 960
    3. Mac OS X Panther
  20. March 29, 2007 by Dave Hall
    1. Always and especially with Wizz Bookmarks to the side.
    2. 1440 x 960
    3. MAC OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. Rarely.
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP Pro
  21. March 29, 2007 by Jaclyn
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
  22. March 29, 2007 by Chad
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200 (2)
    3. Mac OSX
    1. No
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Not quite, but close enough as makes no difference.
    2. 1440x900 (browser window size is currently 1384x866).
    3. Mac OS X.
  23. March 29, 2007 by Natalie
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Never
    2. 1280 by 800
    3. Mac OS X
  24. March 29, 2007 by Eric
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. XP
  25. Home:

    1. Yes (maximized horizontally at 1280x1024 monitor)
    2. 1280x1024 (+ 1024x768)
    3. Gentoo Linux (with Xinerama - 2 monitors)

    Work:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No.
    2. 1280x960
    3. Mac OS X Tiger
    1. Yes (Opera only)
    2. 1920 × 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200 at work, 1280x1024 at home
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No, never
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OSX
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows 2000
    1. rarely
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X Tiger
  26. March 29, 2007 by Arnold D
    1. No, except for sites that fill with more content (Google Maps) instead of stretching static content.
    2. 1680x1050(work), 1900x1200(home)
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x800 (work) / 1440x900 (home)
    3. Mac OS X
  27. I’ll give 2 answers because I’m a recent “switcher”, so here’s what I did on my Windows XP machine:

    1. Always
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP

    On my MacBook Pro

    1. Almost maximized, I leave a tiny bit of space on the left/right of my browser window. App windows just don’t feel right on the Mac if they take up the entire screen.
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP / Gentoo Linux (about evenly split)
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  28. Desktop: 1. Yes, (on one screen) 2. 1280 x 1024 (x2) 3. Win Vista

    Laptop: 1. No 2. 1920 x 1200 3. Win Vista

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No, except for sites that fill with more content (Google Maps) instead of stretching static content.
    2. 1680x1050(work), 1900x1200(home)
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP/ Linux Kubuntu
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
  29. March 29, 2007 by TaSMi
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  30. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1040
    3. Win XP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP / Ubuntu Linux
    1. Always.
    2. 1440x900 (home) / 1280x1024 (work).
    3. Windows Vista (home) / XP Pro (work).
  31. March 29, 2007 by Alejandro Moreno

    At Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP

    At Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Almost always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. Yes
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800 (Macbook) + 1280 x 1024 (TFT, browsing)
    3. Mac OS X
  32. If on main monitor: 1. No. 2. 1600x1200

    If on second monitor: 1. Yes. (Usually) 2. 1280x1024 3. Windows XP

    1. Yes
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. WinXP
    1. Not normally. I preset a comfortable dimension to fit my screen res in firefox developer toolbar (1050x980).
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  33. March 29, 2007 by Suzanne
    1. Yes, unless someone is hovering (reading) over my shoulder.
    2. Ideally 1280 by 1024 pixels. I will ‘ramp up’ to 1600 by 1200 px if needs dictate, but only for short periods of time (sub 15 minutes).
    3. Win XP.
  34. March 29, 2007 by InstaVillin

    Desktop:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux 6.10

    Laptop:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X 10.4
    1. Often*
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP Pro

      • I’m shortcut happy, so it’s F11 whenever getting more on the screen is an advantage. I almost always want more height, however, sometimes I want less width due to line-length. FWIW, I work in a 200-person office of architects and though visually oriented, I’ve never seen any of them browse in full screen.
    1. Yes, except for the two-large-icon-wide vertical taskbar/dock that’s always open.
    2. 1280x800
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Linux (Ubuntu)
    1. No.
    2. 1920 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
  35. March 29, 2007 by Sebastian Redl
    1. Always covers one of the two screens. (I, too, am distracted by my desktop, or by anything on the same screen, really.)
    2. 1280x1024 on both screens.
    3. Gentoo Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200 (Mini), 1280 x 854 (PowerBook)
    3. OS X
    1. Always on 1 screen
    2. 1280x1024 + 1280+1024 (2 monitors)
    3. XP, OS X
  36. March 29, 2007 by Anonymous Coward
    1. Yes on Windows and GNOME; No on Mac
    2. ???
    3. Profit!
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1400 x 1050 px
    3. Windows XP
  37. Most of the time 1. No 2. 1152 x 870 3. Mac OS X

    Though sometimes 1. Yes, always 2. 1280 x 1024 3. Win XP

    1. No. I have a widescreen laptop, so I keep my Winamp playlist window off to the side. The rest of the screen is equivalent to a full-screen 14” display.
    2. 1280x800.
    3. XP Pro.
  38. Home:

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Win Vista

    Work:

    1. Usually
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP Pro
  39. At work…

    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. OS X

    At home…

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1152x864
    3. Win XP

    As Jeff Croft reported: “It’s always good for web designers and developers to know more about the demographics of web users, to be sure.”

    I would just add: savvy, advanced web users, that care about accessibility and standards.

    1. Yes, always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Fedora Core Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    I feel like such an average user amongst the designing elite here! Never have I seen so few users of 1024 x 768!

    1. Yes.
    2. 1440 x 900.
    3. Mac OS X.
    1. No (I use the Web Dev Toolbar and am OCD about keeping it at 1024x768)
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. XP Pro
  40. March 29, 2007 by Daniel
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800 px
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
  41. March 29, 2007 by Tobz
    1. Yes, almost always
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows xp
    1. Yes (if the page needs it)
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Mac OSX
  42. March 29, 2007 by Manu
    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
  43. Desktop:
    1. Always.
    2. 1280x1024, 1280x1024 (dual monitors)
    3. Windows XP, Vista

    Laptop:
    1. Always.
    2. 1024x768
    3. Fedora Core

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. OpenSuse
    1. Always
    2. 1400x1050
    3. WinXP
    1. All the time.
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP Home
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP
  44. March 29, 2007 by John
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  45. March 29, 2007 by Roland Küffner

    Home:

    1. Almost never maximized (except for maps etc.)
    2. 1280 x 800 (laptop), 1600 x 1200 (desktop)
    3. Mac OS X (surfing with Safari)

    Work:

    1. Almost ever maximized
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP (surfing with Firefox, sidebar always open)

    My two cents: Maximizing is a windows thing to do. I always maximize windows at work, I never do it on a Mac. Strange.

    1. Always
    2. 1650x1080 at home, 1280x1024x2 at work.
    3. Windows XP Pro (64bit at home, 32bit at work)
  46. March 29, 2007 by Anders
    1. No
    2. 1024768 / 25601024
    3. Mac OS X / Win XP + Gentoo linux
    1. No
    2. 1280x800 / 1920x1200
    3. Mac OSX / Windows XP
  47. March 29, 2007 by Mathias Hellquist

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP

    Work (laptop):

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Ubuntu Linux & Win XP
    1. Not when I’m using the web, only if testing a design.
    2. 1680 x 1050 (and extended to a second screen at 1280 x 1024)
    3. Windows XP
  48. March 29, 2007 by Bennett Joseph
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Kubuntu Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OSX
  49. Desktop:

    1. No
    2. 1920x1280 x 2
    3. Mac OS X

    Laptop:

    1. Yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Win XP
  50. Desktop

    1. yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows Vista

    Laptop

    1. no
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  51. March 29, 2007 by DigitaLink
    1. Always maximized
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP at the office, PCLinuxOS 2007 TR2 at home. Same resolution on both, both always maximized.
  52. March 29, 2007 by Rommert
    1. no
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  53. March 29, 2007 by Bogdan
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768 px at home, 1280x1024x2 at work
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1440 by 960 px
    3. Mac OS X
  54. March 29, 2007 by Sami Lavikko

    Laptop

    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. XP Pro

    Desktop

    1. Yes, to one display
    2. 1600x1200, 1600x1200, 1600x1200
    3. XP Pro
    1. Yes, more than half the time
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Firefox 2, WinXP
    1. Maximized on one monitor
    2. 2560x1024 (Dual 1280x1024 monitors)
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  55. March 29, 2007 by chris
    1. no from work, yes at home
    2. 1280 x 1024 at work, 1280 x 800 at home
    3. windows xp
    1. Yes. (still have the task bar, etc. so not F11 full screen.)
    2. 1200x800
    3. XP Home
  56. March 29, 2007 by Jeff

    My computer time is split almost evenly between two machines.

    On my Mac:

    1. No
    2. 1280x960 (1280x1024 on secondary, still not maximized when on that display)
    3. OS X 10.4.9

    On the Windows machine:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP (for the moment)
  57. March 29, 2007 by mrbond

    at home:

    1. often
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. [K]Ubuntu && (Opera || Firefox)

    at work:

    1. always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. [K]Ubuntu && (Opera || Firefox)
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  58. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. No (but I usually have it pretty wide)
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  59. March 30, 2007 by Chris
    1. no
    2. 1280 * 854 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  60. Woah! 182 comments! In 19 minutes! Sweet.

    1. Yup. I like focusing on the current task.
    2. 1440 x 900, on a 15” MacBook Pro.
    3. OS X 10.4.
  61. March 30, 2007 by Jaclyn

    At work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 (dual)
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. No*
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP

    *I keep the window near 1300x1000.

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900 and 1680 x 1050
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Win2k
    1. Yes
    2. 1152x864
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. Dual - XP (used most) and Gentoo
  62. HOME:

    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. WinXP

    WORK:

    1. Yes
    2. dual 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
    1. No
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows XP
  63. March 30, 2007 by Bruno Figueiredo
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024 at home, 1024x768x2 monitors at work
    3. XP at home, Win2K(!) at work
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows Vista
  64. March 30, 2007 by Tiff
    1. Always
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. I’d say it’s about 50/50
    2. 1280x1024 at work, 1600x1200 at home
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800 (usually with Firefox’s sidebar open)
    3. Windows Vista
  65. March 30, 2007 by Anders
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP

    Thomas Baekdal has made a research on the topic that may be interesting for you:

    http://baekdal.com/reports/actual-browser-sizes/

    (sorry, couldn’t make the link syntax work, so copy and paste it is…)

    1. No (1024x768 window size)
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X and Windows XP

    I do maximize at school, since the ancient PC’s are stuck at 800x600.

  66. March 30, 2007 by christianh
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. OSX
    1. always
    2. 1280 x 1024 on secondary screen
    3. windows xp
  67. March 30, 2007 by Markus Wulftange
    1. No
    2. 1440×900
    3. Mac OS X
  68. March 30, 2007 by Roy Akiyama
    1. No
    2. 1200x1024
    3. Mac OS X, Windows 2000
    1. Casual browsing: No. Productive browsing (web apps): Yes.
    2. 1920x1200 (or 1680x1050 when using the MBP screen).
    3. Windows XP when I need to be really productive. OS X with XP via Parallels when I need to be somewhat productive. OS X for casual use.
  69. March 30, 2007 by Pawel
    1. No
    2. 1920x1440 (home), 1600x1200 (work)
    3. Ubuntu Linux (home), Windows XP (work)
  70. March 30, 2007 by tomfoolry

    I don’t want to disrupt the survey with too much ancillary discussion, but I was inspired to maximize my browser window for the first time ever on a 1280x1024 screen.

    This made me realize how much I need borders on the edge of the content I’m reading in order to keep focus. For example, when reading the comments on this website my eyes would get lost and confused in the whitespace when trying to find the next line of text.

    I can understand the perspective of people who are distracted by desktop clutter, although it has never bothered me personally. I am curious if those people have the same problem I do with getting lost in large amounts of borderless empty space.

    In the future I will definitely make a concerted effort to always put borders on the edges of my designs.

  71. March 30, 2007 by Darren Adams
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Ubuntu Linux (home) / OS X (work)
    1. Yes.
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, Often*
    2. 1280 by 960 pixels.
    3. Windows XP

    *If a side goes all the way to the edges then I often need to make the window smaller. I find 750px to be the perfect line length to me and I prefer a lot of whitespace outside of it.

    1. No (desktop) Yes (laptop)
    2. 1280x1024 (desktop) 1024x768 (laptop)
    3. Windows XP (both)
  72. March 30, 2007 by Jesse Wilson
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  73. March 30, 2007 by Lucien
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Win XP
  74. March 30, 2007 by adam
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP, although this will change soon.

    Before I had a bigger screen (1280 x 1024) at that time I didn’t surf full screen.

  75. @Work:

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP

    @home:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 864
    3. Mac OSX
    1. No. I often try to squeeze windows narrow so I can cover annoying ads and cluttered side-columns while reading content.
    2. 1600x1200 (times 2)
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows Vista
  76. It seems to me that most of the people with Macs browse without browser maximized as opposed to PC crowd browsing with maximized window (both Linux and Win).

    1. Always
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows XP Professional
  77. March 30, 2007 by Tobias
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050 / 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS X / Win XP
    1. no
    2. Dual Monitor 1280x1024 & Laptop 1280x800
    3. Ubuntu Linux & Windows Vista respectively.
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  78. March 30, 2007 by Tobias

    Uhh - and at work:

    1. No
    2. 2 x 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  79. March 30, 2007 by Graeme Dunlop
    1. Always (with just about every app, actually)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  80. March 30, 2007 by jausa

    @home:

    1. never
    2. 1920x1200
    3. WinXP

    @work

    1. 75% no, 25% yes
    2. 2x 19” @ 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes.
    2. 1024 x 768 px.
    3. Windows XP SP 2.
  81. @ Work

    1. Yes
    2. Dual 1280x1024
    3. WinXP

    @ Home

    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OSX
    1. yes, always
    2. 1400 X 900
    3. win xp
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS X
  82. March 30, 2007 by ross
    1. Usually
    2. 1280x1024 (x2)
    3. Redhat Linux

    and

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. OSX
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP and Ubuntu Edgy Eft
  83. Me @ Home

    1. Never
    2. 1680 × 1050
    3. Mac OS X

    Family @ Home

    1. Always
    2. 800 × 600
    3. Windows XP

    Me @ Work

    1. Never
    2. 1024 × 768
    3. Mac OS X

    Co-worker @ Work

    1. Never
    2. 2560 × 1600
    3. Mac OS X
  84. March 30, 2007 by Peter
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Maximized: Yes, with rare exception.
    2. Resolution: 1280 by 1024
    3. OS: Windows XP Pro SP2.
  85. March 30, 2007 by Claus Stovgaard
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024 @ home, 1680x1050 at work, 1440x900 on the road
    3. xp at home, osx at work & on the road

    OSX doesn’t really maximize, but I usually run my browser pretty close…

    1. Yes (monitor 1)/ No (monitor 2)
    2. 1280 x 1024 / 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP

    Tend to run my browser usually on the smaller monitor

    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
  86. 1: no. 2: 1280x1024 3: Win XP.

  87. @Work:

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X

    @Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  88. March 30, 2007 by Roy Anger
    1. Always.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Linux w/ Gnome Window Manager.

    Caveat: Using linux allows for virtual desktops which I use pretty heavily. My browser sits alone on one, Zend Studio on another, Email on another and so on. Leaving the browser maximized doesn’t interfere with other applications, and gives me more room to leave the Web Developer Toolbar always on, Firebug often on and so on, all of which chew up some screen real estate.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Gentoo Linux
    1. always
    2. 1280x1024 (lcd) & 1280x800 (laptop)
    3. win XP
  89. For my laptop

    1. No.
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels
    3. Mac OS X

    For my desktop

    1. No
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels
    3. Ubuntu
    1. Almost always.
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Windows XP, unfortunately.
    1. No
    2. 1280x854 (Powerbook) 1920x1200 (PC)
    3. OSX (Powerbook) XP (PC)
    1. No
    2. 1280x800 (and 1600x1200)
    3. Mac OS X (and Win XP)
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP / Mac OSX
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  90. At home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 960
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP

    I set the default font-size in Firefox to 18px. To read big amount of text I increase it even more with Ctrl + (2-3 taps). I find very annoying only sites that have a 100% width text (or about >60em), then I have to reduce the window size, but this happens very rarely.

  91. March 30, 2007 by Paul
    1. No
    2. 1920*1200
    3. Windows XP Home
    1. Never.
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels.
    3. OS X.
  92. March 30, 2007 by John
    1. Never
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Linux + KDE/Konqueror

    My standard window size for browsing is 800 x 840.

    I’ve recently started to make my web (application) designs sensitive to window/font sizes with the help of some JavaScript: http://schuerig.de/michael/blog/index.php/2007/02/22/size-dependent-layout/

    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 2560 x 1024
    3. Windows Vista
  93. WORK

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OSX

    HOME

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OSX
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  94. March 30, 2007 by gregor
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. NO
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Max OSX
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Linux
    1. Always, but Firefox plug-in All-in-one sidebar uses about 250 pixels to the left.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1280×1024 x 3 or 1200x800 depending on which OS
    3. XP at work, OS X at home
    1. Always
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Mac OS X
  95. March 30, 2007 by Matt
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200 (at work), 1280x1024 (at home)
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Vista Home Premium
    1. Never
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X.4.9 (24” iMac)
    1. Yes
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. Never
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OS X

    (When I used Windows on dual monitors sporting 1024 x 768 resolutions on each, I used to ALWAYS maximize)

    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024 and 1280x800
    3. Windows XP
  96. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows Vista
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  97. March 30, 2007 by samuel
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  98. March 30, 2007 by Mark Haylock
    1. No
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
  99. March 30, 2007 by Toni
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 @ work, 1600 @ home
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280*960
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch)
  100. Desktop:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    Laptop:

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 960
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Usualy (90% of the time)
    2. 1440 x 900 + 1280 x 960
    3. OS X
  101. March 30, 2007 by Michael
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Vista
    1. No
    2. 1400x1050 (work), 1680x1050 (home)
    3. Windows XP
    1. <=1024 usually, >1024 sometimes
    2. 1024x768 on laptop, 1920x1200 desktop
    3. WinXP and Linux
    1. no
    2. 1400x900
    3. Mac OS X
  102. March 30, 2007 by Dan Fego
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Gentoo Linux
    1. Yes.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X.
    1. Most Definitely
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No, I use Firefox WebDev extension to keep my main browser window at 1280 by 900.
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
  103. March 30, 2007 by Marc Amos
    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. OS X, Tiger
  104. March 30, 2007 by Pawel

    From my company website: viewport dimensions

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP / Ubuntu
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x854 ( PowerBook G4 )
    3. OS X 10.4.9
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X (10.4)
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. OS X 10.4.9
    1. Always
    2. 1024 X 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. OS X, Tiger
  105. Until yesterday:

    1. Yes.
    2. 1024 x 780
    3. Windows

    but now I’ve got a 22” monitor and I’m still trying to work out how I like things set.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. OS X
  106. March 30, 2007 by Graham Bancroft
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No, almost never
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP
    1. No, almost never
    2. 1280x960
    3. Ubuntu
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  107. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows Vista

    Laptop:

    1. Yes (whatever the green button decides)
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP

    For me it’s a function of screen real estate. Normally maximize but maximized on 1600 x 1200 just looks plain silly.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X
  108. March 30, 2007 by Carolina

    At work:

    1. Yes.
    2. 1024 by 768 pixels.
    3. Ubuntu Linux.

    At home:

    1. Yes.
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels.
    3. Ubuntu Linux.
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  109. March 30, 2007 by Dave Macpherson
    1. Always
    2. 1900x1200
    3. Vista Ultimate 32x
  110. March 30, 2007 by Joe S.
    1. Yes/Always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Win/XP
    1. Never
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP / Ubuntu Linux
    1. Yes, unless using a guide/code snippets side-by-side
    2. 1440x900 or 1680x1050, half and half
    3. OSX
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    I would expect the answer to be “No” for question 1 if my monitor were bigger. I doubt I’d want my browser window much bigger than this.

  111. Seems I confused markdown with textile. let’s try this again:

    1. No, I keep it around 1024*800
    2. 1280*1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  112. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP/OSX/Ubuntu Linux (I have one of each)

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OSX
  113. March 30, 2007 by Jessica

    Work/Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900/1680x1050
    3. Win XP

    For this site in particular… I usually click through from the RSS feed in FeedDemon and view the site in a frame at a res of ~900x900 (though on occasion I will then open in a browser as well, this is one site I like the look of so much I prefer to read the post in context of the entire site).

    1. Yep
    2. 1024 by 1280 is my preference (rotated display)
    3. XP, Ubuntu
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Win XP
  114. March 30, 2007 by Corey Holland

    Desktop:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    Laptop:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Win Vista
    1. usually
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP

    My eyesight isn’t so great, so for this site, I open the browser full-screen and also need to increase the font size a step or two.

  115. March 30, 2007 by Ole Hansen
    1. No
    2. LCD: 1280x800, CRT: 1600x1200 (Only used when at home)
    3. SuSE or Ubuntu Linux (switching back an forth) and Windows XP
    1. No (as in aggressive No… I start feeling uncomfortable when the window is wider than 700px or so)
    2. 1280×800
    3. OS X
    1. Yes
    2. LCD: 1280x800 CRT: 1440x1280
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  116. March 30, 2007 by Yuda
    1. No
    2. 1440x960
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes—all the time. (I love watching the result of a layout that never expected to see a wide screen monitor.)
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Sometimes. I normally read your blog with a Firefox sidebar open.
    2. 1280 x 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. YES
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  117. March 30, 2007 by Nathan Rutman
    1. I usually do now, thanks to several apps I use that utilize a wider screen, primarily GMail and Google Calendar.
    2. 1600x1200 or 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP Pro
  118. March 30, 2007 by Mordechai
    1. Yes (My monitor is too small, as it is.)
    2. 1024x768
    3. Arch Linux
    1. No if I’m at home, Yes in the school’s computer labs
    2. 1024x768, both home and lab
    3. OSX home, Windows XP lab
  119. March 30, 2007 by Aaron M. Simonds
    1. Usually
    2. 1024x768 (keeps me honest)
    3. xp pro / debian (about a 65%/35% split but when on xp I tend to use cygwin for a lot of shell work)
  120. March 30, 2007 by Leonardo Ribeiro
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  121. PC:

    1. Always
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Win XP

    iBook:

    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. OS X
  122. March 30, 2007 by Robin
    1. Yes (work: 1 screen only), Yes (home)
    2. 2560x1025 x 2 (work), 1024x768 (home)
    3. Windows XP (work), Windows 98 (home)
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
  123. March 30, 2007 by Rahul Gonsalves
    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 800 and 1680 x 1050
    3. OS X, Windows XP and Ubuntu
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Ubuntu
    1. Never
    2. 1680x1050 1600x1200
    3. OSX
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024 (x2)
    3. Windows 2000 / Windows XP Pro / Windows Vista
    1. Always
    2. 1280x960, and 1280x800 (two monitor setup, one widescreen)
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. No* 2.1440 x 900
    2. os x

    … and i get really pissed when my screen is maximized by javascript (if it is not gucci.com ;-))

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1152 x 864
    3. Windows XP
  124. March 30, 2007 by Mike
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. XP home and vista business
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 1050
    3. Windows XP

    Actually i’m trying get rid of being used to have maximised windows.

  125. March 30, 2007 by Louis Simoneau
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP (for now, iMac purchase is impending)
    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP

    I actually like a bigger resolution, it’s easier in photoshop, and for browsing (and looks better in general)…but I think it’s vitally important to see the web like the majority of typical users do.

    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. OpenSUSE 10.2
    1. No, browser roughly 1024x768
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Ubuntu and XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Kubuntu

    However, whenever I am on a lower resolution screen I end up maximizing the window.

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  126. March 30, 2007 by David R
    1. Yes, I maximize my browser window to prevent horizontal scrollbars,
    2. Screen Resolution: 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1920×1200
    3. Ubuntu Feisty
  127. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No/Yes
    2. 1280x1024/1280x800
    3. Mac OS X/Windows XP

    It’s strange how, when I am using Windows, I can’t stand not having my browser maximized, and when I use Mac, I can’t stand having it Maximized.

  128. March 30, 2007 by Rich Long
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OSX
  129. March 30, 2007 by Mike
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. OS X

    I recently switched from Windows, which I think is why I’m a maximizer.

    Seems like you’ve unmasked all the lurkers on your site!

  130. March 30, 2007 by Andy Marek

    Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. OS X
  131. March 30, 2007 by Mark
    1. Yes (always)
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1024*768 (I run too many things at one time and not maximizing my screen would be too distracting and the window would be too small to see)
    3. Windows XP
  132. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Linux (Fedora)

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Linux (Fedora)
  133. March 30, 2007 by Matt
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
  134. March 30, 2007 by David Eliason
    1. Yes
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200 (Work)/ 1400x1050 (Home)
    3. Windows XP (Work) / Ubuntu (Home)
    1. No
    2. 1680 by 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Debian GNU/Linux Etch
  135. March 30, 2007 by Michael
    1. No
    2. 1280x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Usually
    2. 1024x768
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Win XP Pro
  136. March 30, 2007 by Justin M

    Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1400 x 900
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Mac OS X

    I did (nearly) exactly the same poll a couple of month ago:

    http://jeenaparadies.net/weblog/2006/oct/wer-surft-in-fullscreen

    1. yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. OS X
  137. March 30, 2007 by Brutos
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows Vista Ultimate
    1. I used to in Windows XP but with Windows Vista I HATE the black bar the window displays when I maximise, so I never do
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64 (what a mouthfull - I s’pose ‘Vista’ would’ve done the trick…)
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Super Windows Vista Home Premium 2 Turbo Hyperfight Edition
  138. March 30, 2007 by Mike

    Work:

    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP

    Home:

    1. Never
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Opera is maximised, but I have the left-hand panel permanently open, reducing the actual viewport area.
    2. 1280 x 1024 (~1000 x ~900 viewing area)
    3. Windows XP (Pro)
  139. March 30, 2007 by Thomas Lauwers
    1. sometimes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  140. March 30, 2007 by hcabbos
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. WinXP
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS
  141. March 30, 2007 by Tommy Olsson

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 2 × 1280×1024
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. No
    2. 1280×1024
    3. Red Hat Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP and Vista
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x854
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No.
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
  142. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024 on a 21” monitor, a full screen would be ridiculous
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. yes
    2. laptop 14” screen; 1024x768
    3. linux

    For me it has to do with the actual physical size of the monitor.

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. No.
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No, and never will
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS X
  143. March 30, 2007 by Jaime
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
  144. March 30, 2007 by Chris
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. XP / Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. OS X
  145. March 30, 2007 by Thomas Lindbjer
    1. no 2.1280 x 1024
    2. windows xp
    1. No
    2. 1280x854
    3. OS X
  146. March 30, 2007 by Christian Knothe

    Until last monday

    1. Yes
    2. 1024px x 768px
    3. Windows XP

    Since then (New laptop)

    1. No
    2. 1680px x 1050px (Yippiiiiiie!)
    3. Windows XP
  147. March 30, 2007 by Rolf Luginbuehl
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. yes
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Win XP
  148. Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux

    Work:

    1. No
    2. 2560x1024 (two monitors)
    3. XP SP2
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac

    or

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows Vista/XP
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. os x (of course :))
    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  149. Work:

    1. yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows 2000

    Home:

    1. no
    2. 25 something x 1280 (two monitors joined together)
    3. Windowx XP
  150. March 30, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    YIKES!

    I posted this and went to bed, expecting maybe 40 or 50 comments, tops. So I was “slightly” surprised to find 430 comments when I got up this morning.

    Thanks everyone for answering my questions. Looks like I will have to hire someone to help me go through everything ;-D.

  151. March 30, 2007 by Cosmin Bonea
    1. Always. I don’t like my windows 3 pixels away from my screen edge. I generally maximize everything.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP & Ubuntu
  152. On my main PC (soon to be replaced by an iMac)

    1. Never (ever)
    2. 1600x1200 + 800x600 (which comes in handy more often than you’d think)
    3. Windows Vista

    on my macbook

    1. never
    2. 1280x800
    3. OS X
  153. March 30, 2007 by Jonas Andersson
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows Vista Buisness
  154. @Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP Professional

    @Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Mac OS X

    @Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP Professional

    I probably wouldn’t be maximizing the browser Window at anything bigger than 1600x1200 though. Especially websites using a fluid layout would suffer greatly in readability, as most parapraphs would fit on a single line.

  155. March 30, 2007 by Crille

    Work

    1. Yes
    2. 2 x (1280 x 1024)
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP Professional & Vista
    1. Yes, allways
    2. 1280 x 1024 or 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes (Always)
      • at home: 1680 x 1050
      • at work: 1280 x 1024
    2. Windows XP (“Pro” if it matters)

    Note: I have the Tab Sidebar active most of the time, so my viewport is about 125px less wide. I use dual displays so I still can see at least two windows at a time.

  156. March 30, 2007 by Ryan
    1. Yes always, can’t stand it otherwise.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. WinXp and OS x
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro

    In my experience, MAC users work and use their computer differently. And why shouldnt they, there are differences in MAC and PCs. My wife works on a MAC and never maximize any windows. I on the other hand, think that the slightest hint of the desktop makes everything feel cluttered.

    1. Almost always
    2. 1280x1024 (dual screen)
    3. Windows XP & Ubuntu 6.10
  157. March 30, 2007 by Romz
    1. Always
    2. 2560 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  158. March 30, 2007 by Anders
    1. Yes. To keep myself focused on the information in the browser, and to keep the windows behind/desktop from distracting me.
    2. 1600x1200
    3. OSX
  159. March 30, 2007 by Bob Klubov
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
  160. @Work

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP Pro

    @Home

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  161. PC:

    1. Yes (but often depends on the website)
    2. 1600x1050 and 1024x768 (2 screens)
    3. Windows XP SP2

    Mac:

    1. Yes (but often depends on the website)
    2. 1600x1050 and 1280x1024 (2 screens)
    3. Mac OS X
  162. March 30, 2007 by Lucian Lature
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows XP Pro
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 854px
    3. MacOS X
  163. March 30, 2007 by martinr
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Win Vista
  164. Work

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024 x 768 (home and work)
    3. Windows XP Pro
  165. March 30, 2007 by Milo Hill
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 960
    3. OS X
    1. Sometimes (a habit from a long time use of low-res screens)
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP Media Center Edition
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  166. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP

    Home (laptop):

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    I haven’t figured out the border where I stop maximising yet. Last night while installing my sister’s machine, I had the following results:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2
    1. Never
    2. 1280x1024 at work, 1024x768 at home
    3. NetBSD
  167. March 30, 2007 by Dimitris Giotas
    1. Always
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Windows 2000
    1. Always!
    2. 1024x768 and 1280x1024 (with external screen)
    3. OSX.
  168. March 30, 2007 by Lasse Rintakumpu
    1. 90% of the time (yes)
    2. 1600 * 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  169. March 30, 2007 by malte
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  170. March 30, 2007 by Nick
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows Vista Ultimate
  171. March 30, 2007 by Thomas
    1. Yes, always maximized
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes (Always)
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows Vista & Ubuntu 7.04
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  172. March 30, 2007 by Marc
    1. no (never!)
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. WinXP
  173. Work

    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  174. March 30, 2007 by matthijs
    1. No
    2. 1400x900
    3. Mac OS X
  175. March 30, 2007 by Gareth
    1. Yes (but I have a second display)
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Windows vista
    1. Often, but with panels open which creates a viewport of 1280x1110
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Kubuntu Linux
  176. March 30, 2007 by Victoria Pavlova
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1280x1024.
    3. Windows XP.
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
  177. March 30, 2007 by Daniel
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OSX
  178. March 30, 2007 by WilliamG
    1. No
    2. 1280×1024
    3. Win XP
  179. March 30, 2007 by Thomas Mejer
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes. It’s a habit from 1024x768 res. times though.
    2. 1440x900
    3. Win XP
  180. March 30, 2007 by Niels
    1. Yes for casual browsing — no for web work
    2. 1280x800
    3. Win XP
  181. March 30, 2007 by Valentin Likyov
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  182. March 30, 2007 by Auke
    1. Most of the times
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP & Ubuntu Linux
  183. March 30, 2007 by Michel
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. No (usually switching between browser and another app and wanting to see both — only under exceptional circumstances do I maximize anything)
    2. 1280x1024 to 1600x1200
    3. Windows (XP, 2003 Server); Debian Linux; Free BSD
    1. Yes apart from when developing
    2. Primary screen 1920 x 1200 use secondary screen for web browsing set to 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
  184. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. XP
    1. No. I got my bookmarks window always available.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
  185. March 30, 2007 by Volker Probst
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP (Work), Ubuntu Edgy Eft (Home)
  186. March 30, 2007 by ugachaka
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
    1. Not really, as the browser windows is maximized, but I always keep a sidebar open, so the approximate available horizontal space is ~1070px. Which I guess is what you’re really after
    2. Work: 1280x1024, Laptop: 1280x800 and Home: 1440x900
    3. Ubuntu Linux on all systems
  187. March 30, 2007 by Rolf
    1. No.
    2. 1920 by 1600 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Mac OS X (10.3.9)
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Ubuntu Edgy
  188. March 30, 2007 by Dan B
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. I have a window dimensions preset in Web dev toolbar called “browsing resolution” that I use for reading on the Web. It makes my browser 1024px wide and as high as it can get. When I’m browsing sites, showcases and such, I maximize to get more visual out of a site.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP SP2
    1. Yes, always (using a tiled window manager)
    2. 1280x1024 / 1280x800
    3. GNU/Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Always, I’m a genuine UniTasker. Sometimes I do resize the browserwindow to 1024x768 just to check if no horizontal scrollbars appear or floating elements pop underneath eachother.
    2. 1600x1200 at home, 2 x 1280x1024 at work (dualscreen setup)
    3. Windows XP.
  189. March 30, 2007 by Neil Powers

    1.Yes 2.1280 x 1024 3.Windows XP

    1. Always
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. depends *
    2. depends *
    3. depends *

    *On what computer I’m using and what work I’m doing.

    1. No.
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024 and 1440 x 900
    3. Windows XP and OSX
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  190. Laptop

    1. Sometimes
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X

    Desktop

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  191. March 30, 2007 by Rory
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
  192. At work:

    1. No
    2. 2560 x 1024 (dual monitors)
    3. WinXP

    At home:

    1. Sometimes (if I’m doing a lot of things at once, I’ll have it resized, but if I’m solely browing, fullscreen)
    2. 1024x768
    3. WinXP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP pro
  193. March 30, 2007 by Phil Evans

    Work:

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. WinXP

    Home main machine:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Edgy

    Home media machine (attached to TV, minimum text size set to 24px)

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x760
    3. Ubuntu Edgy
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  194. March 30, 2007 by Justin Wignall
    1. Almost always when not developing (But often with bookmarks folder open in ff)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
    1. Yes.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X & Linux (Fedora)
    1. yes
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Normal use: Ubuntu Linux, Design use: WinXP
  195. At work:
    
       1. Yes
       2. 1280 x 1024/960
       3. WinXP / W2K
    
    At home:
    
       1. Yes
       2. 1152x864 / 1024x768
       3. WinXP / W2K
    
    1. Often
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Linux / Windows XP
  196. March 30, 2007 by Jens
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1080
    3. WinXP. Switching to mac in a couple of weeks.
    1. No, never.
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X Tiger
    1. No, but I like the windows of anything open to fill almost all the screen anyway, so 5% away from a Yes.
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  197. March 30, 2007 by Who cares

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Linux
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OSX
  198. March 30, 2007 by MrQwest

    At Work >

    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. WinXP

    At Home (desktop) >

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP

    At Home (laptop) >

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win2K
  199. I use Windows and Mac in equal measure (home/work dichotomy), so I’ll answer for both.

    Maximise - Windows: yes; Mac: no. Rez - Windows: 1920 x 1200; Mac: 1600 x 1050*. OS - Windows: XP SP2; Mac: 10.4.9.

    *At work I use my MacBook Pro’s own screen with an external 20” Dell monitor for a dual-screen setup. If I’m viewing the browser window on the MacBook’s screen, I maximise it; on the Dell screen I don’t.

    1. Never.
    2. 1280 x 1024 (times two).
    3. Mac OSX.
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  200. March 30, 2007 by fuzzboy
    1. Never
    2. 1280x1024
    3. ArchLinux
  201. March 30, 2007 by Jens
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. XP Pro
    1. Usually on main, always on secondary
    2. 1280x800 main, 1024x768 secondary
    3. Windows XP

    My main screen area is restricted down to 1024 wide by Google sidebar, intentionally.

  202. March 30, 2007 by Peeter
    1. Yes (except for my Dock on the right-hand side)
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Never
    2. 1280x1024 x2
    3. Mac OS X
  203. March 30, 2007 by katya
    1. No
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OS X
  204. March 30, 2007 by Sendoa
    1. Yes
    2. 1280px by 800px
    3. Windows XP
  205. March 30, 2007 by katya
    1. No
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No (no way on a 23” Cinema Display!*)
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X

    4. although full height most of the time. Width is bookmarklet-ed at 900px, unless a site makes me go to 1024. Use bookmarklet of 1024x768 for site development.

  206. March 30, 2007 by Zentux
    1. Always
    2. 1280*800
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900 (laptop), 1920 x 1200 (desktop)
    3. Mac OS X
    1. no
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1152x864
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP Professional SP2
    1. Yes (but I resize from time to time to check fluidity)
    2. 1280x768
    3. Windows XP (with Firefox 2)
    1. No, never. I would be an idiot if I do :D
    2. 2560 x 1600
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. always (sawfish: matched windows: ^Deer Park$ position=(0,0),dimensions=(1024,768)
    2. 1024x768
    3. NetBSD-current
  207. @home

    1. yes

    2. 1400x1050

    3. Ubuntu Edgy

    @work

    1. yes

    2. 1600x1280

    3. Windows XP

  208. March 30, 2007 by Simp's
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050 + 1400 x 1050 (2 screens)
    3. Mac OS X
  209. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Kubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Sometimes (if x-res < 1400)
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP

    I work at different machines (customer machines sometimes), and they have lower resolutions most of the time, so if i’m working there, i maximize the browser.

  210. March 30, 2007 by Jeromé
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Most of the times yes
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Ubuntu
    1. yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024 (dual display), 1400 x 1050 (laptop)
    3. Windows XP Pro
  211. March 30, 2007 by miniak

    At home:

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024 px (17”)
    3. Windows XP (Firefox 2.0)

    At work (IBM notebook):

    1. Always
    2. 1400 x 1050 px (15”)
    3. Windows XP (Firefox 2.0)
  212. At work:

    1. No
    2. 1920*1200
    3. WinXP

    At home:

    1. Yes, maximised to one monitor
    2. 12801024 (2)
    3. WinXP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP (FF2)
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP Pro
  213. March 30, 2007 by Antti Mäki
    1. Yes
    2. 1280*1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP (FF2.0)

    but also…

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X

    I’m kind of mid switch…

  214. March 30, 2007 by kent

    At home (XP) and work (OSX)

    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1280x1024 (x2 at work)
    3. XP and OSX

    An interesting survey, although probably not too indicative of the general populous, just web designers/developers.

  215. March 30, 2007 by Teltariat
    1. Always
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Debian Etch (Linux)
  216. March 30, 2007 by bolfster

    At work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200px
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900px
    3. Mac OS X
  217. You might also want to track any responses you get from the corresponding Reddit thread

    1. No
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes (apart from when I’m testing)
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Slackware 11.0 / Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Debian Etch
  218. At home:

    1. Always
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP

    At work

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  219. At Work

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP

    At Home

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Linux
  220. March 30, 2007 by Brutal

    home:

    1. no
    2. 1280x800
    3. mac osx

    work:

    1. no
    2. 1280x1024
    3. win xp
  221. At Work

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OSX

    At Home

    1. Sometimes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Max OSX
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200 at work, 1440x900 at home
    3. XP at work, OS X at home
    1. I usually run maximized. If I resize the window smaller for some reason, I will run that way until I reach a site that is unusable or unpleasant.
    2. 1280 x 1024 (only screen)
    3. Windows XP dual-booted with Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP (work) / Windows Vista (home)
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
  222. March 30, 2007 by Roy Tomeij
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. No.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 2 × 1280 × 1024
    3. Windows XP
  223. March 30, 2007 by wrtlprnft
    1. Yes, but the sidebar and tabs take off a good 200px from the top and left
    2. 1280×800
    3. Gentoo Linux
  224. March 30, 2007 by wrtlprnft
    1. Yes, but the sidebar and tabs take off a good 200px from the top and left
    2. 1280×800
    3. Gentoo Linux
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows 2000

    I’m an all fashioned boy ;)

  225. March 30, 2007 by edbm

    Desktop:

    1. No.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Windows XP

    Laptop:

    1. No.
    2. 1400 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always.
    2. 1280x1024 and 1600x1200.
    3. Linux.
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  226. March 30, 2007 by diogo
    1. No, never
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Win XP
  227. Home:

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Mac OS X

    Work:

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Nope
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always.
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP (home), Win 2K (work)

    Straw poll amongst colleagues: same as me. Non-webby friends and family always maximise browser windows.

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
  228. March 30, 2007 by igor
    1. no
    2. 1600x1200 (home) - 1280x1024 (work) - 1024x768 (laptop)
    3. gentoo linux

    i’m an opera user; on my home and my work desktop i don’t even have the windows within opera maximized but stacked/cascaded with an approximate viewport of 800x530.

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Arch Linux
  229. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050 + 1024x768
    3. XP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. OSX
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP/Windows 2000
    1. Yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. At work no, at home yes
    2. work: 1400x1050, home: 1280x1024
    3. work: Windows XP, home: Linux
  230. March 30, 2007 by Arunas
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024 px
    3. Windows XP
    1. no
    2. 1280x800 (home), 1440x900 (work)
    3. mac os x
  231. March 30, 2007 by Frederik Raabye
    1. Always
    2. 1280x800 on laptop and 1280x1024 with external monitor
    3. Windows XP
  232. March 30, 2007 by Daniel Larsson

    Here you go,

    1. No
    2. 1680×1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1152 x 864, will switch soon to 1920 x 1200 when I buy a new monitor.
    3. Mac OS X
  233. March 30, 2007 by Brian
    1. no, never, no and no. I positively loath any application in full screen mode, although not sure why…
    2. 1280x1024 dual screens at work and 1024x 768 at home.
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X
  234. March 30, 2007 by Jan Erik

    At home:

    1. No.
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X

    At work:

    1. No.
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
  235. March 30, 2007 by Eric TF Bat
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 at home and work, 1280x800 on the bus (where I do some of my best work because there’s no internet!)
    3. Kubuntu (that’s Ubuntu with the KDE destkop) on my laptop, but XP at work.

    (Boy - 621 comments. Reddit’ll do that…)

    1. Always
    2. 1600 x 1200(work) - 1280 x 768 (home)
    3. Win XP
    1. Almost never
    2. 1280x1024
    3. MacOSX at home, WinXP at work
  236. At work:

    1. Alway maximized
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. Alway maximized
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  237. March 30, 2007 by Geert
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1600x1200, 1024x768
    3. Windows XP, OS X, Gentoo.
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Debian GNU/Linux
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP, Ubuntu
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP, Ubuntu
  238. March 30, 2007 by Örjan
    1. Almost Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP Professional
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP
  239. March 30, 2007 by Bin Yousif
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. Sometimes, depends on what I’m doing
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP SP2
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Mostly
    2. 1280x1024 (Work) - 1024x768 (Home)
    3. Windows 2000 (work) - Ubuntu (Home)
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  240. March 30, 2007 by Stefan Birch
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP Pro
  241. March 30, 2007 by Stevie D
    1. No (home) ~~~ Yes (work)
    2. 1280 × 1024 ~~~ 1024 × 768
    3. Windows 98 ~~~ Windows 2000
  242.    1. Always
       2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
       3. Windows XP / Ubuntu
    

    Prefer liquid design though

  243. March 30, 2007 by Valentin A.
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1440
    3. Linux
  244. March 30, 2007 by Russell James Smith

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP Pro

    At home:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Ubuntu GNU/Linux
    1. yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. win xp pro
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024 (2 Screens)
    3. Windows XP (Ubunutu as VMware gg)
    1. No.
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  245. March 30, 2007 by Alec Riedl
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
  246. March 30, 2007 by Steffen Weber
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Linux
    1. Always
    2. 1600x1200
    3. win 2k
  247. March 30, 2007 by Mike Weller

    Home: 1024x768 Maximized: always

    Work: 1600x1200 (20 inch) Maximized: most of the time, but i’ll restore if the page’s text is too wide.

  248. Work

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
  249. March 30, 2007 by Mike Weller

    ^^ Windows.

  250. Notebook / PC

    1. Always / Always
    2. 1280x800 / 1600x1200
    3. Windows Vista / Windows XP Pro
  251. March 30, 2007 by Chris
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
  252. March 30, 2007 by Hanna Takala
    1. Maximized most of the time
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
  253. March 30, 2007 by Hanna Takala
    1. Maximized most of the time
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Windows XP
  254. March 30, 2007 by Chris
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
  255. March 30, 2007 by Chris
    1. Almost never.
    2. 1920x1200 (home desktop) or 1440x960 (home/office laptop)
    3. Mac OS X

    Doing a quick straw poll (looking over shoulders!) of others in my office (about 30, PC to Mac split about 2 to 1), it seems almost all PC users do maximise, while not one Mac user does.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024, 1024x768 (I run browsers on both displays)
    3. Various Linuxen
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 960 / 1280 x 1024
    3. OS X / Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200 or 1440x900
    3. Win XP or Mac OS X

    In other words I never maximise my browser windows. Only for testing 1024 screens in Parallels.

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 960
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS 10.4.9
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x960
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1400x1050 and 1200 x 1600 (yes, it’s vertical)
    3. Ubuntu and WinXP, respectively
    1. Yes, No
    2. 1280x1024, 1440x900
    3. XP (work), OS X (home)
  256. March 30, 2007 by Anonymous
    1. No
    2. 2560x1024
    3. Vista
  257. At Work:

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    At Home

    1. Usually
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  258. March 30, 2007 by Tiago Serafim
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Fedora Core 6/windows
    1. Practically always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. windows xp
    1. Hell no.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Linux/Gnome, but on my ex-Mac I used to do the same.
  259. March 30, 2007 by Paul
    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. WinXP
    1. Mostly
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Debian GNU/Linux
  260. March 30, 2007 by Matt
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200 (work) 1680 x 1050 (home)
    3. XP (work) OSX (home)
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows 2000
    1. Yes, but I have bookmarks sidebar displayed
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  261. March 30, 2007 by Tommy B
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP (with Parallels, on OSX)
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  262. March 30, 2007 by Spachtel
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Ubuntu GNU/Linux 7.04
    1. Yes, unless I forget it ;)
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes.
    2. 800 by 600 pixels.
    3. Win. XP

    I may be the last person in the world using 800 x 600 but anything else gives me a headache. I’m 57 years old if that helps.

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
  263. March 30, 2007 by James Crossett
    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Mac OSX
  264. March 30, 2007 by gwenhwyfaer
    1. Usually
    2. 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (50:50 each)
    3. Slackware 11.0
    1. Yes, almost always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP
    1. 99% of the time - i find it improves readability from being able to see more of the page at once
    2. 1600x1200x32 (that’s 1600x1200 at 32-bit colour)
    3. Primarily Windows XP, but migrating to Linux
  265. March 30, 2007 by gilimili
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 . Need to do “CTRL +” in Firefox to increase fonts on many sites
    3. Linux (Fedora Core 6)
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OSX
  266. Desktop

    1. No (usually about 800px wide)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    Laptop (older model)

    1. Yes (but with Firefox sidebars open)
    2. 1024x768
    3. Win2000
  267. @work

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows 2000 / OSX

    @home

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP
    1. yes
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Linux (Kubuntu 7.04)
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WindowsXP(at home) Windows 2000(at work)
  268. March 30, 2007 by winis
       1. Yes, almost always
       2. 1280 x 1024
       3. Windows XP
    
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. os x
  269. Work Desktop

    1. Always.
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels.
    3. Windows XP Pro

    Laptop

    1. Always.
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels.
    3. Windows Vista Ultimate
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP, but the Mac beckons
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. MacOS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 by 800 (MacBook OSX) or 1680 x 1050 (Windows XP Pro)
    3. Answered above :)
  270. March 30, 2007 by Greg Laycock
    1. No
    2. 1152 x 864
    3. Windows XP
  271. March 30, 2007 by Thomas Krantz
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows 2000
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  272. March 30, 2007 by cubicle67
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Tiger
    1. I don’t do presentations, but when the screen isn’t large enough (I don’t have a fixed size, however), I seem to maximize. Normally, I don’t.
    2. 1680x1050 (and a 1280x854, which I do very little browsing on)
    3. Mac OS 10.4
  273. March 30, 2007 by Bonde
    1. Never
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. OS X 10.4.x
  274. March 30, 2007 by Tim Locke
    1. No
    2. 1280x960
    3. Kubuntu

    Browsers should return only browser size, and not be capable of returning screen size at all. This would not cause problems for anyone.

  275. March 30, 2007 by Jay-Dee
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  276. March 30, 2007 by Bryce Fisher
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Windows XP
  277. March 30, 2007 by Luciano

    Hi! I’m from URUGUAY.

    1. NO
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1900 X 1200 (both screens)
    3. Mac OS X
  278. March 30, 2007 by Andrew Norris
    1. No, never.
    2. Primarily 1400x1050, 1280x1024 for OS X.
    3. Primarily Windows XP, but also Ubuntu and OS X.
  279. March 30, 2007 by Erik Gustavsson
    1. No, never..
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro
  280. March 30, 2007 by Levin Fritz
    1. No
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Ubuntu
    1. No
    2. 1024×768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Usually
    2. 1440 * 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always, without fail.
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX (primarily) and WinXP (for developing)
    1. No
    2. 1280 X 1024 (both screens)
    3. Windows XP
  281. When I use my PC at work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. XP

    When I use my Mac at home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1200x800
    3. OSX

    I’ve been using the Mint stats program, which shows “Real Estate” for visits - actual size of browser window, not just display res.

  282. March 30, 2007 by David
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP at work, Mac OS X at home
    1. Always
    2. 1280 X 1024
    3. Windows 2000
  283. March 30, 2007 by Jules
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Arch Linux
    1. yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Win XP
    1. no
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X + Windows XP (w/ Parallels)
  284. Work

    1. Yes (on one screen)
    2. Dual 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows 2000
  285. March 30, 2007 by Darren Kopp
    1. Yes (but usually leave at maximized unless i want to play with the “bounce”)
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows Vista
  286. March 30, 2007 by Big Joe
    1. Yes, always maximize.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Arch Linux (Kernel 2.6.20.4)
  287. March 30, 2007 by hazel li
    1. Yes
    2. 1280*1024
    3. Windows XP
  288. March 30, 2007 by karne
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  289. March 30, 2007 by shyam
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
  290. March 30, 2007 by Catalin Mates
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP(mainly) and Slackware Linux
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Win XP Pro
  291. March 30, 2007 by James
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Win XP
    1. yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. arch linux
    1. Yes.
    2. 1280 x 1024.
    3. Windows.
  292. March 30, 2007 by Sherri

    @work

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X

    @home

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
  293. March 30, 2007 by Kayla
    1. Yes.
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Win XP Media Center Edition
    1. no
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
  294. March 30, 2007 by Marc Morgan
    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Linux

    I like to have my screen “divided” in two; I will use one side with Firefox, displaying the main text of the web page that I am reading — in other words, I totally ignore sidebars by hiding them.

    The other side is usually used for whatever it is I am working on/watching/chat…

    And for those who mentioned that this makes you see the messy desktop, there is a simple fix, just have all icons not show, unless you click the desktop :-)

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 (on the screen I run my browser on)
    3. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
  295. March 30, 2007 by Anton Muraviev
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 3200x2400
    3. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
    1. Yes, always but w/ bookmarks sidebar in Fx.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1024
    3. WinXP
  296. At home:

    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X

    At work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP SP 2
  297. March 30, 2007 by Monique
    1. Yes.
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels
    3. WinXP
    1. Yes. Always
    2. 1024 by 768 pixels.
    3. WIN XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Windows XP

    btw. wow - what a huge response.. seems everyone got something to say.. :-)

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP Pro and ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake
    1. Always
    2. 1280×1024
    3. WinXP

    Coincidentally, I offered to change the screen res of a colleague yesterday from 800×600 (on a 17”), but she refused as “the fonts were too small”.

    Not everyone likes large displays I s’pose.

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP / Linux
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1440 by 900 pixels
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  298. Desktop:

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Ubuntu Linux

    Notebook:

    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. OS X
  299. March 30, 2007 by Jon D
    1. No. I re-size browser windows to approximately 1024 x 768
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP

    For browsing/reading/surfing I don’t generally maximize. However if I’m using an application —-perhaps ordering something on Amazon.com I will always maximize.

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X
  300. March 30, 2007 by spike
    1. No
    2. 1920 X 1200 (Apple Cinema Display)
    3. Mac OSX
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. OS X and XP
  301. At home:

    1. No
    2. Monstrous. Dual 23” screens.
    3. Mac OS X

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  302. March 30, 2007 by Michael
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1440x990
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  303. March 30, 2007 by Dark Empath

    At Home

       1. Yes, always
       2. 1024 x 768
       3. Win Xp (...sorry)
    

    At work

       1. No
       2. 1024 x 768
       3. Win XP
    

    Boy, do I feel lame (in regards to Rez). This crowd is hardcore!!

  304. At Home

    1. Yes, always
    2. 1600x1200@95Hz
    3. WinXP SP2

    At Work

    1. Yes, 80% of the time
    2. 2560x1024
    3. Windows 2000
  305. March 30, 2007 by Evgeniy
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Debian GNU/Linux
  306. Office:

    1. Yes, but with browser sidebar (250px) on left side, taskbar (75px) vertical on right.
    2. 1152x864
    3. WinXP

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1600x1440
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. FireFox on Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1152 by 870 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Firefox, XP/Vista
    1. No (It’s always at 1024x768)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Gentoo Linux
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (etch)
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Linux, Fedora Core 6
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  307. March 30, 2007 by Margrit McIntosh
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP (sigh)
  308. March 30, 2007 by Julian Bennett Holmes
    1. Always
    2. 1600 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always (Yes)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Vista

    On my mac, not so much… It might have something to do with how apple defaults though. It seems to be a somewhat recurring pattern, most of the apple posts don’t maximize, most of the windows posts do…

    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. Win XP
  309. March 30, 2007 by mickyBoy
    1. No
    2. 1680×1050
    3. MacOSX

    At a glance it seems that people using XP prefer maximising their windows, but not people using OSX

  310. March 30, 2007 by Joel
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
  311. March 30, 2007 by David Owens
    1. Almost always
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP

    This is something we have recently been discussing in our office. We are thinking of adding some javascript to record peoples browser dimensions on a couple of our websites. We get a pretty broad range of users so it should be interesting to see what we find out.

  312. March 30, 2007 by Joakim Lodén
    1. No (never)
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP (sometimes linux)
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Win XP
  313. March 30, 2007 by singha
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 X 800
    3. Win XP Pro XP2
    1. No (unless I am QA testing CSS layouts)
    2. 1600 x 1024
    3. OSX

    It seems to me so far that Windows users are more likely to have their browser windows maximised than OSX users—I wonder why this is?

    -he who stacks pork

    1. Most of the time (sometimes with bookmarks sidebar, which takes about one fourth of the width)
    2. 1680x1050 (viewport with scrollbar, without sidebar: 1664x802)
    3. Windows XP (sometimes Kubuntu Linux)
    1. No.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  314. March 30, 2007 by Dawn

    Home

    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP

    Work

    1. Usually
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP

    Like others said, I find my desktop and other applications too distracting to have showing from behind.

  315. March 30, 2007 by Patrik Engborg
    1. Rarely
    2. 1280x1024 at home, 1440x900 at work
    3. OS X
  316. March 30, 2007 by Gunther Pilz
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP

    I would find it interesting to what size those of you, who do not maximise their browser window, resize it?

    BTW: I maximise my browser window, because I don’t like it if other windows steal my attention. So it helps me beeing concentrated to the website. For that reason I normally use every window maximised, but I also use two monitors (dual view).

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Fedora Core 6
  317. March 30, 2007 by Anders
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. WinXP Pro
  318. March 30, 2007 by aireiq
    1. never
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. win XP at work (secondary machine runs ubuntu), OS X at home

    i work on a lot of text, so i have a text editor on one side of my screen, and browser on the other.

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768 at home, 1280x1024 at work
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. WinXP Pro

    No clear answer - are you really planning on collating all this information to reveal potential patterns with resolution?

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels.
    3. Vista
  319. March 30, 2007 by marcv
    1. Always
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP
    1. no
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP Home
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1440x900
    3. WinXP
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  320. March 30, 2007 by Erick Vogelzang
    1. Yes, allways.
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP Pro
  321. March 30, 2007 by Phil
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Never
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP Pro
  322. March 30, 2007 by Stanislav Majerski
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OS X
  323. March 30, 2007 by Zephyr
    1. Yes, compulsively so ;-)
    2. 1024x786 (home) / 1400x1050 (work)
    3. Windows 2000 (home) / Windows XP (work)
    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows Vista
  324. March 30, 2007 by Richard
    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  325. March 30, 2007 by nemeseri
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Gentoo 64bit
  326. March 30, 2007 by Richi
    1. Always
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows Xp
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Always (except for testing)
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP, Debian Linux (Enlightenment)

    I keep all non-transient windows maximized. I never see my desktop except when restarting. Regardless, I often do have different sidebars of varying sizes open at times and large fluid/elastic layouts handle that nicely.

  327. At work:

    1. Yes.
    2. 1920 * 1200
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. No (but fairly large).
    2. 1440 * 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No.
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
  328. March 30, 2007 by Benny
    1. Yes, always. I hate not maximized windows
    2. 1280x800 and 1280x1024
    3. Mac OS X and Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows Vista
    1. No
    2. 1440 * 900
    3. Mac OS X
  329. March 30, 2007 by Mikael Norling
    1. Close to never
    2. 1600x1200
    3. XP

    My browser window is almost always set to 1200x900.

    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
  330. March 30, 2007 by Don Crowley

    WORK

    1. No
    2. 1152 x 870
    3. Mac OSX

    HOME

    1. No
    2. 800 x 780
    3. Mac OSX
  331. March 30, 2007 by Paul
    1. Always, Yes…For Pete’s Sake, YES!
    2. 1152 x 864
    3. XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. OS X
  332. My time is evenly split between home (where my laptop powers a 20” LCD) and the road, hence the two scenarios…

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. WinXP

    Road:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. WinXP
    1. yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. xp pro
    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
  333. March 30, 2007 by Ward
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
  334. March 30, 2007 by Pervis

    Work

    1. Never
    2. 2560x1600
    3. MacOSX

    Home

    1. Always
    2. 1024x768
    3. WinXP
  335. Work:

    1. No.
    2. 1600 x 1200.
    3. Windows XP.

    Home

    1. Yes.
    2. 1024 x 768.
    3. Linux (Fedora Core 5)
    1. yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Never
    2. 1920x1200 and 1280x854
    3. Mac OS X 10.4.9
    1. NO for the most part but yes when I’m surfing photo blogs which is very often. I resize the screen depending on the design. I don’t like reading really long lines.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Nearly always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  336. Work

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home

    1. Mostly
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  337. March 30, 2007 by Ricky Irvine
    1. Absolutely not
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 x2
    3. Win XP and Ubuntu
  338. March 30, 2007 by Dennis
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  339. March 30, 2007 by Scott
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP Professional SP2
  340. March 30, 2007 by Dan Boland
    1. Always, by way of a JavaScript bookmark
    2. 1280 x 800 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200 and 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. Always Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024 pixels
    3. WINDOWS XP
  341. March 30, 2007 by Brandon

    Home1:

    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1152x768 (x2 — dual monitor)
    3. Windows XP

    Home2:

    1. No (almost never)
    2. 1152x768 (I believe — it may be 1280x1024)
    3. Windows Vista

    Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1920x1200 and 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. never
    2. 1600x1200 (work right-primary), 1680x1050 (work left-secondary), 1600x1200 (home right-primary), 1024x768 (home left-secondary)
    3. XP Pro SP2

    (FWIW: my firefox is currently 1485x883)

  342. Work:

    1. No, but have large overlapping windows so I can quickly swap
    2. 1440x900 and 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X

    (I seldom resize at home so I can see my desktop and other apps, and because often the only thing being hidden is advertising)

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
  343. March 31, 2007 by MikeCron
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280x854
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Almost always
    2. 1680x1050
    3. WinXP on one machine, Mac OS X on the other
  344. March 31, 2007 by Pär
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. WinXP
  345. I have two answers:

    1. Yes, usually.
    2. 1280x1024.
    3. Windows XP (SP2)

    and…

    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. MacOS X (10.4.9)
    1. YES
    2. 1680 X 1050
    3. Windows XP (SP2)
    1. no
    2. 1440x1050
    3. win xp
  346. March 31, 2007 by Taylor
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024 (home, work) 1400x1050 (laptop)
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  347. March 31, 2007 by Lim Chee Aun
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
  348. March 31, 2007 by Shayne
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
  349. March 31, 2007 by Shawn
    1. Always
    2. 1920x1200
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 2560x1920 and 1680x1050
    3. Mac OSX
  350. Work:

    1. Yes, always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. No, not usually
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows Vista
    1. Only when the site itself requires it. Otherwise, no.
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Win XP
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. OSX 10.4
  351. March 31, 2007 by Paperboy
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  352. March 31, 2007 by Maniquí
    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP

    I would like to know what could be an advantage (that is, some tips&tricks) about not using your browser window maximized.

    Thanks.

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768 px
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP Home
  353. March 31, 2007 by Henk
    1. No
    2. 1280 X 1024
    3. Windows XP Pro
  354. March 31, 2007 by Mathieu M-Gosselin
    1. Yes.
    2. 2x 1280x1024 (19”)
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2
    1. Always.
    2. 1024 by 768
    3. WinXP
    1. Almost always.
    2. 1024x768 or 1280x960 (depending on situation)
    3. Windows XP

    (and, wow, check out the number of responses. you may need some sort of script to parse this.)

  355. At Work:

    1. Almost always.
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP

    At Home:

    1. Hardly ever
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Mac OSX
  356. March 31, 2007 by Jørgen Rakke
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 960
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
  357. Roger

    This is great response. You now have what approximates to a statistically valid sample size. Keep going until you get up to the magic 1024 responses. It doesn’t say much about web surfers at large, but certainly a lot about the tech community you address, i.e. customers of your blog.

    I assume you are going to collate and publish the figures later.

    1. no
    2. 1280x854
    3. mac osx
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X

    I never do casual browsing. :-)

    1. Yes
    2. 1680 × 1050
    3. Windows XP

    and

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 × 800
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 3840 by 1024 px
    3. win2K-pro
    1. Yes (Always)
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  358. March 31, 2007 by Björn
    1. Yes always (almost)
    2. 1152x864
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800 at home, 1024x768 at work
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. YES using Autohide
    2. 800 * 600
    3. Win2k

    I may be the last person in the world using 800 x 600 but anything else gives me a headache. I’m 57 years old if that helps.

    me too iam 20

  359. March 31, 2007 by Lorenz Paulus
    1. no
    2. 1440 * 900
    3. Mac OS X

    back then, as I was a persistent Windows User (switched ~3 months ago) and always when developing on Windows via Parallels:

    1. yes
    2. 1024 * 768
    3. Windows XP
  360. March 31, 2007 by Daniel
    1. Yes - always
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP
  361. March 31, 2007 by purplegod

    At work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    At home:

    1. No
    2. 1280x854
    3. Mac OS X 10.4
  362. March 31, 2007 by Cato
    1. Yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows Vista/Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows XP Prof.
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. WinXP
  363. At home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP

    At work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  364. At home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. SuSE 10.0

    At work:

    1. No (because of the huge display width, I’m using bookmarklets to automatically resize the browser window to either 1024x768 or 1280x1024)
    2. 1680x1024
    3. (K)Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft / 7.04 Faisty Fawn

    cu, w0lf.

  365. March 31, 2007 by Sascha
    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Win XP Pro
  366. Home:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP

    And I always have my bookmarks open on the left at home.

    Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
  367. At home:

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Mac OS X

    At work:

    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800 or 1600 x 1050
    3. Win XP
  368. Home:

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. OSX

    Work:

    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. OSX
    1. Yes (mostly)
    2. 1400 X 1280
    3. Win XP

    When line length gets long enough to get confusing when reading lengthy textual pieces, then I’ll reduce the window width. Surprisingly quite often this happens.

  369. April 2, 2007 by Calophi
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  370. April 2, 2007 by Nick McNeill
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  371. Home

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP

    Work

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Linux
  372. April 2, 2007 by AMSdesigner
    1. Sometimes
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
    1. No (not fully, but nearly)
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X, 10.4.9
    1. No
    2. 1440 x960
    3. OS 10.4.x
    1. Occasionally
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP/SP2
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Most of the time
    2. 1024x768
    3. Linux
  373. April 2, 2007 by FAW

    Laptop:

    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. XP

    Work Station:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024 - dual screens
    3. Win2K Server

    Usage note - I maximise if I am working on a screen at or below 1024 x 768 resolution.

  374. April 2, 2007 by Tyrone
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200 (work), 1024x768 (laptop) or 1440x900 (on extended widescreen setup)
    3. Windows XP Pro (work), Windows XP Home (laptop)
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  375. April 2, 2007 by Yoeri
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Ubuntu Linux
  376. April 2, 2007 by Charles Blaquière
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows XP SP2
  377. April 2, 2007 by elderly.woman
    1. Yes, always.
    2. 1440x900
    3. MacOS X
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes, Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP SP2
  378. April 2, 2007 by Jonathan
    1. No
    2. 1280x800
    3. Mac OS X 10.4.9
  379. April 2, 2007 by Flo
    1. No
    2. (2x1280)x1024 (dual 19” screens)
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP SP2
  380. I generally have 2 different environments, so…

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP

    and

    1. No
    2. 1440x900
    3. Mac OS X

    It’s going to be interesting to see how the results of this poll jive with the data collected elsewhere.

  381. April 2, 2007 by docLegi
    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. Never
    2. 1440x900 and 1024x1280
    3. Mac OS X
  382. April 2, 2007 by Gustaf Folin
    1. Yes
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920x1080
    3. Windows XP MCE
    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows, Ubuntu
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024, 1280x800
    3. Windows XP

    At work, where I use a resolution of 1920x1200, I usually don’t maximize my browser windows though.

  383. April 2, 2007 by Andreas
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OSX
  384. PC @ work (two 19” LCD displays)

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP

    Mac @ work (one 20” LCD display)

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS 10.4

    PC @ home (one 20” LCD display)

    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Windows XP

    P.S. I’m Opera user, so I use full page zoom a lot.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Windows Vista Ultimate

    and

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP Pro

    Depending on which computer i use.

  385. April 2, 2007 by thepineapplehead

    Oh, so THAT’S why the page loaded so slowly :P

    We often return to this point at CSSCreator when discussing designing for certain window sizes/resolutions. This topic may spark a lively debate over there.

    For the record, mine are:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP SP2

    And I’m a heavy gamer, that may go some way to explaining why I have every window of mine full-screened and alt+tab between them.

  386. April 2, 2007 by MJH
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 * 1024
    3. Windows XP SP2
    1. No.
    2. 1680 by 1050 pixels.
    3. Mac OS X

    Depending on my location (on the road = MBP = 1440 * 900, my own office = Samsung 205BW = 1680 * 1050, in my other office = some old 17” CRT = 1280*1024) I have different resolutions, bot never maximize my windows.

  387. April 2, 2007 by Kevin
    1. No
    2. 1680 by 1050
    3. Windows XP

    OR My iMac

    1. No
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes (but once I get a nice new flat screen I probably won’t)
    2. 1024x768
    3. Windows XP
  388. April 2, 2007 by Tim
    1. Always
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows XP :(
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP

    Even at lower resolutions I never browse full screen.

    1. Not on my own computer. On monitors with a resolution lower than 1024 x 768, however, I sometimes do.
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP (with occasional jaunts into Ubuntu Linux)

    At the moment, my viewport is about 985 x 680.

  389. April 2, 2007 by Julian
    1. No, have it set to 1280 x 1024 exactly
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes - Only because I’m running two monitors. I drag and drop links to folders on my desktop a lot. And I’ve been known to swap which monitor it is on.
    2. 1600x1200 (both)
    3. Windows 2003 Server Standard (hacked to look like XP)
  390. April 2, 2007 by Sue
    1. on the mac never; pc sometimes to one monitor.
    2. At home the Mac is at 1280x960, at work I have two monitors and can’t remember what resolution they are set at but each is about the same as the mac.
    3. Mac OSX ;PC WinXP
  391. April 2, 2007 by berpel
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. OS X Tiger
  392. April 2, 2007 by Isaac Lin

    Home configuration:

    1. No.
    2. 1024 x 768.
    3. Windows XP.

    Work configuration:

    1. No.
    2. 1280 x 1024.
    3. Windows 2000.
  393. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1920x1200
    3. windows XP/OS X

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. OS X / XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows 2000
  394. April 2, 2007 by Futuremuse
    1. Yes
    2. 1600x1200
    3. XP Professional SP2
  395. April 2, 2007 by Kaleb
    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. OS X
    1. No.
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. WinXP, Mac OS X
  396. April 3, 2007 by LibrarySarah
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. WinXP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  397. April 3, 2007 by Peter Bird

    Laptop:

    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. OS X

    Desktop:

    1. Never
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. OS X
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. XP
  398. April 3, 2007 by Gorka Beaumont
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Ubuntu Linux
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. OS X
  399. Desktop - Vista

    1. No
    2. 3200x1200 (2 monitors)
    3. Windows Vista

    Desktop - Ubuntu

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Ubuntu 6.10

    Laptop

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. WinXP and Ubuntu 6.06
  400. Above, laptop, #3 is supposed to be ‘WinXP and Ubuntu 6.10

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
  401. April 3, 2007 by Phil
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 800
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1600 by 1200 pixels
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Always
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. Windows XP

    (broken)

    1. yes
    2. 1680x1050
    3. WinXP
  402. April 3, 2007 by Nico Schober
    1. Always
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP ans OS X
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  403. April 3, 2007 by Zeke
    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Mac OS X
  404. Computer 1 (home, desktop):

    1. Yes, always maximize.
    2. 1024x768 pixels (17” Trinitron)
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2

    Computer 2 (office, desktop):

    1. Yes, always maximize.
    2. 1280x1024 pixels (17” LCD)
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2

    Computer 3 (office, laptop):

    1. Yes, always maximize.
    2. 1024x768 pixels (15” LCD)
    3. Windows XP Pro SP2

    //Sidenote: Yeaaaah, let’s break that 1000-comment barrier!! :-) 6+ and counting :-D

  405. Yes, I do. Always is maximized. 1024x768 pixels .

    ;-)

    1. Yes, when in Firefox
    2. 1152 x 864 px
    3. Mac OS X 10.3.9

    Until recently I never maximised my window, partly because Safari used to be my default browser and it doesn’t do maximising very well. I’ve changed since making Firefox 2 my default browser and the realisation that most Windows users seem to maximise almost all the time, so I thought I ought to see things more like they do - they are the majority user base after all!

    1. yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
  406. April 3, 2007 by Bill Hedge
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP, Win Server 2003
  407. April 3, 2007 by Wookie
    1. No, never, ugh, perish the thought…
    2. 1600 x 1200px
    3. Mac OS X
  408. April 3, 2007 by positiva2
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050px
    3. Mac OS X
  409. April 3, 2007 by oranjemolch
    1. Most of the time (90%)
    2. 1280 x 1024px
    3. WinXP Media Center Edition
  410. April 3, 2007 by oranjemolch
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024px
    3. WinXP Media Center Edition
    1. No.
    2. 1152x864
    3. Win XP
  411. April 3, 2007 by Kit Barker
    1. No
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. Various
    1. Yes
    2. 1152x864
    3. Windows 2000
    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X

    4. No

    5. 1440 x 900 x 2 (Dual display)
    6. Win XP
  412. April 3, 2007 by Paul Decowski

    Here, at work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP Pro

    At home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 960
    3. Win XP Home
  413. April 3, 2007 by adriano
    1. No
    2. 1600 x 1050
    3. Mac Os X
    1. No, i find it highly annoying. And even more so when websites do it for me ;)
    2. 1680 x 1050 pixels
    3. 99% Mac OS X, and 1% Windows XP (usually browsing on XP in between playing a game or 2)
    1. Yes, usually (space wasteful, but easier/quicker to use/refer to; more browser functions)
    2. 1920 x 1200; 2nd 1600 screen (increases efficiency)
    3. Win XP Pro
  414. Work:

    1. Usually
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1024x768
    3. Win XP
  415. April 3, 2007 by Rafagd
    1. Yes.
    2. 1024x768
    3. Primary OS: Debian Linux, Secondary OS: Windows XP
  416. April 3, 2007 by Will Kelly
    1. Rarely
    2. 1028x1024
    3. Win Vista/XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Win XP
  417. April 3, 2007 by Adam
    1. Yes
    2. 1440 x 870
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP Pro

    ..

    I would also like to mention that I use a bit of code to test different resolutions for websites

    I created a shortcut/favorite with this info in it:

    [DEFAULT] BASEURL=javascript:window.resizeTo(770,765) [InternetShortcut] URL=javascript:window.resizeTo(770,765)

    I have that done several times. to text several screensizes without needing to resize my screen.

    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
  418. April 3, 2007 by Mr. Peabody
    1. Yes.
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels.
    3. Windows XP.
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows XP
  419. April 3, 2007 by Diane
    1. Yes - and for most apps too
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
  420. April 3, 2007 by Richard
    1. Yes
    2. 1900 x 1200
    3. WinXP

    Note: Max all apps. Except when checking RSS/Email, then Thunderbird (open 1/3) and Firefox (open 2/3) side by side.

  421. April 3, 2007 by Hils
    1. Rarely
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. WinXP and Win2k
    1. No, but wider than 800px i guess
    2. 1440 x 900
    3. MacOS X
  422. PC:

    1. Always
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP

    Mac:

    1. Rarely
    2. 1680x1050
    3. OSX
    1. Rarely
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Win XP
  423. Home:-

    1. Yes.
    2. 1600x1200
    3. Win XP

    Work:-

    1. Yes.
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win XP
    1. No
    2. 1280 by 1024
    3. Win XP Pro
    1. No
    2. 1680 by 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. No
    2. 1440x900 (19”)
    3. WXP

    (Maximising on a widescreen tends to distort sites, and creates huuuuuuuuuge margins. To fill in the side space, some widget goodness… =D )

    1. No.
    2. 1024 x 768 px.
    3. Windows XP & Mac OS X

    Cheers!

    1. Yes
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Windows XP
    1. Depends. When I’m using my 17” MacBook Pro, yes. When it’s connected to my 30” monitor with the lid closed, no.
    2. 1680x1050 on my 17” MacBook Pro and 2560 x 1600 on my 30”
    3. Mac OS X 10.4.9
    1. Yes - I find it easier to focus without the distractions behind my browser window; and Expose, Cmd+Tab, Quicksilver, the Dock and many other useful goodies allow me to refocus on other apps as necessary. If a higher % of sites were fully fluid without restraint, this would probably not be ideal for me ;)
    2. 1680x1050 on my 17” MacBook Pro, and 1280x1024 on my 17” secondary LCD (which I primarily use only while designing sites, using CSSEdit code view in one and preview in the other).
    3. Mac OS X 10.4.9

    (as a side note: the resolution on my 17” MBP is so high, that I find myself scaling up text much more often than I used to on previous screens)

  424. Home

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. Suse Linux 10.0

    Work

    1. Rarely
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Windows 2000 Pro
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. XP
  425. Work:

    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. Yes
    2. 1920 x 1200
    3. Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger
  426. Work:

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. Always
    2. 1024 x 768
    3. Mac OS X Tiger
  427. Work:

    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. Rarely
    2. 1600 x 1200
    3. Windows XP
    1. YES - old habits die hard
    2. 1024 x 768 - I absolutely can’t go any higher and read the text on most sites
    3. Windows XP - because I am at heart one of the masses
  428. Work:

    1. No
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Mac OS X

    Home:

    1. No
    2. 1680 x 1050
    3. Mac OS X
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP
  429. Work:

    1. Yes (on one screen)
    2. 2x1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP

    Home:

    1. Yes (and it annoys me)
    2. 1280 by 800 pixels
    3. Windows XP
    1. Yes
    2. 1280 x 1024
    3. Windows XP and Vista
  430. Home:

    1. No
    2. 1600x1200
    3. WinXP

    Work:

    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP
  431. April 4, 2007 by Marcos Molina
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x800
    3. Windows XP sp2
    1. Yes
    2. 1280x1024
    3. WinXP SP2
  432. April 4, 2007 by Facundo
    1. No
    2. 1280x1024
    3. Win2k
  433. April 4, 2007 by Erika
    1. Yes, always
    2. 1152 x 864
    3. Win XP SP2
  434. April 4, 2007 by Mya
    1. No
    2. 1024 x 786
    3. Windows XP Pro
  435. April 4, 2007 by Jean
    1. Always
    2. 1280 x 786
    3. Win XP Pro
  436. @home

    1. No
    2. 1024x768
    3. OS X

    @primary work station

    1. No
    2. 1680x1050
    3. OS X

    @secondary work station

    1. Rarely
    2. 1400x1050
    3. Windows XP
    1. No
    2. 1400 x 1050
    3. Windows Vista
    1. No
    2. 1280 x 854
    3. Mac OS X

    I also agree with those, who find it very annoying when websites maximize or zoom my web browser for me. I hate that.

    1. Never - I always size windows 20px short.
    2. 1024 x 786 - because everything was too small otherwise.
    3. Windows XP - a GOOD OS was not available to me at the time.
  437. Interesting survey. Here are my specs.

    1. Never
    2. 1280 by 1024 pixels
    3. Windows XP Professional

    It will be interesting to see the results.

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