Ubuntu – How come I can’t resize Google Chrome’s window less than 595px


For some reason I can not resize Chrome's window to less than 595 px on Ubuntu 12.10. I can resize Firefox's window to 0 px. Also I can resize the Chrome window to a very small size on Windows. This is an important issue when it comes to web design and more specifically responsive webdesign where resizing the window to at least 320px plays an important role.

Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it?

Best Answer

If for some reason you want to use Google Chrome and not Firefox for responsive work, we can utilize the Chrome Debugger to achieve this, below are the steps -

  1. Click F12 to open debugger in Google Chrome.
  2. Click the 'Dock to main window' button which is at the bottom left of debugger and arrange your debugger window so it's vertically aligned on the right side of your application.
  3. Now you can move the separator line between your application and debugger to re-size the application to whatever responsive width you want.

Let me know if you need more details.

Hope it helps.