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Can SO have a fluid vs. fixed-width layout?
Please add the ability to fold blocks of code in questions and answers

I use Safari, and quite often the right part of code blocks is clipped, and I have to scroll to see the text. Why doesn't the middle column scale when I increase the width of my browser window? There are big white areas to the sides, and in the middle there's clipped code. :(

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Anna Lear Oct 11 '12 at 19:54

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It's a conscious decision as far as I know. If you start scaling the middle part, every contribution will look different on different resolutions. Line breaks and image positionings will start varying from screen to screen. –  Pëkka Oct 11 '12 at 19:10
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Also closely related (although not really with terribly useful answers): Wide page layout option for 1080p and 1080i screens –  Pëkka Oct 11 '12 at 19:12

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The max width of Stack Exchange sites ensures the middle column's text remains nice and readable. There's lots of good answers on User Experience like this one which explain why longer lines aren't always readable. I'm on a 1080 pixel wide monitor as well, and I'm darn sure I'd rather not read SE with 200+ character width lines...

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