Wondering whether SO/SU/SF/Meta could have an option for a 'wide page layout', for those of us with 1080p/1080i resolutions. The unused whitespace on both sides of the middle 'column' could be put to better use.

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    Do you really use your browser maximized? How do you do any real work?
    – wfaulk
    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:28
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    How can you stand not having your browser maximized?
    – Pops
    Oct 2, 2010 at 18:24
  • I hook up my laptop to a monitor!
    – Mark Lalor
    Sep 1, 2011 at 20:04

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Widescreen is another way for you to conceivably walk into the Large Print aisle of the local library.

Crank up the zoom on your browser and you'll see in no time that the white space will be gone. Not only that, the size of the letters will allow for you to cruise in a sling back chair while browsing through SOFU and not strain your eyes.

Another way to make use of the widescreen monitor and getting rid of the whitespace is to rotate your monitor 90° and view all your trilogy time in portrait mode.

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    Zooming in is indeed a fine idea, I shall use it often.
    – kpax
    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:21
  • It's all about the zooma-zoom-zoom as you code a boom in your romba-room of doom.
    – random
    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:28

Alternately, you could consider this an opportunity to have 4 browser windows open.. one for each site in the Trilogy!

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    I tried this once using my three monitor layout at work. I woke up 4 hours later in a puddle of my own drool.
    – TheTXI
    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:26
  • ... but 794 rep richer, so it was undoubtedly worth it. Next time wear a bib for the drool. I recommend images1.cafepress.com/nocache/product/… - Who's your geek daddy, TheTXI?
    – Pollyanna
    Oct 28, 2009 at 15:23
  • care to revise this statement now that we have Stack Apps, SO Careers, SEDE, Nothing to Install and a dozen beta sites?
    – Pops
    Oct 2, 2010 at 18:26
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    It's 2013, why is the site still 960px wide? We're developers we have 1920x or even larger monitors. Jun 13, 2013 at 21:05

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