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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Adjusting the Layout with Media Queries

Window size for media queries

In the CSS basics video: Adjusting the Layout with Media Queries, Gil changes the window size to see how the CSS performs. While he is dragging the window border around, a number appears at the bottom right of his screen showing the pixel size of the browser window, but this number does not appear on my computer. Is this only a Mac property, or can I get a PC to do this? How?

4 Answers

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
11,817 Points

Hi John,

I'm using Chrome on Windows. There are two ways I check window size:

  • With developer tools open (CTRL+SHIFT+I or Settings > More Tools > Developer Tools) the window size should automatically show in the top right corner as you drag the edges around.
  • With developer tools open click the "device toolbar" icon, which looks like two overlapping rectangles representing a phone and tablet, or use the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+M (only works if your focus is on developer tools). At the top you'll find a number of options for different devices as well as "responsive" mode which lets you set a specific height/width and supports dragging the edges to resize. I find this especially useful when my computer won't allow me to shrink the window enough.

Nevermind! I just found the anwer

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
11,817 Points

Ah you beat me to it, glad you figured it out :)

Actually, thank you for your answers Cameron. That is a better solution than what I found.

Hello! Is there a similar feature on Mozzila? Thanks.

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
11,817 Points

Hi Alexandru,

Any of these 3 should get you there in firefox:

  • Ctrl + Shift + I
  • F12
  • Tools > Web Developer > Toggle Tools