In general the size given for the answers it is just right, but some times there are answers with lots of code that is rather hard to see.

I was wondering if maybe i am missing some functionality to deal with that, I have seen in some sites sometimes you can popup the code in a separate window or see it in full screen.

I am using IE 8 (not my choice) and sometimes some of the javascript doesn't work well. That is why I ask here. Sorry if is a foolish question.


PS: I am not sure what is the appropiate tag for this question either.


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No, there is no functionality to expand the view of a block of code in a question or answer.

You'll need to copy the code to another location (a code/text editor, for example) if the browser's display is too small for you.

We don't want to encourage large blocks of code on SO posts. It's generally a sign that the questions are either too broad, or haven't focused the code to specifically what is causing a problem.

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    My only gripe with the current code window is scroll bars. Especially horizontal ones.
    – user102937
    Oct 17, 2013 at 15:21
  • @RobertHarvey Agreed. I think you shouldn't be allowed to post code if it would scroll horizontally and just force you to fix it before you can post the code.
    – Servy
    Oct 17, 2013 at 15:22
  • Well, I agree that is better if answers are not too long. But I agree with @RobertHarvey too, for example in WPF with all the Dependency Property clutter it seems rather hard not winding up using scrollbars all over the place.
    – Dzyann
    Oct 17, 2013 at 15:27

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