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For the purpose of understanding what other users see, and to provide a record of the current SE Beta formatting, I would like to conduct a survey of the line width of the code boxes that users see.

Please use a "ruler" like this one to determine how many characters your system displays before the horizontal scroll bar appears, then post the ruler as an answer.

         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901

If an answer already exists with that size of ruler, please vote for that answer instead.

Optionally edit the answer to include a description of your browser or device in a bulleted list or place it in a comment below the answer.

Please only post one "ruler" in each answer, and please refrain from making commentary in the body of the answer (use comments). This way it is clear what each vote given to each answer represents.

  • We should upvote the answers to death. They are all right! – Dr. belisarius Jun 18 '12 at 19:02
  • This depends on the zoom factor as well. – Szabolcs Jun 18 '12 at 19:03
  • @Szabolcs yes, that is why I specifically included it in my own (sample) answer. – Mr.Wizard Jun 18 '12 at 19:07
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    But this really is confusing me now. Does this mean if I write something and the line is wide for me, and no wrapping, but then for another person on another system, it can appear wrapped and the slider will show up for them?? I do not want this. I do not like to have to scroll to see the full code. If so, then how does not make sure the code/answer they put does not wrap on any other system? Is there a minimum width to use and how to check for it while writing? – Nasser Aug 14 '13 at 19:20
  • FWIW: on a mobile phone, I don't see a horizontal scroll; instead, the code gets broken in odd places prolly dictated by the small screen size. – J. M. is away Jul 20 '16 at 4:41
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9  
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012
  • This is using Chrome on a 13.3 inch macbook.

  • Safari 5.1.9 on OS X 10.6.8 at actual size (100% zoom). Jun 16 at 9:35 -- m_goldberg

  • windows 7, firefox, 100% (Nasser)

  • Also Chrome on Win7 at 100% zoom – Ajasja Jun 20 '12 at 15:37
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    Chrome on Mac and Linux. – halirutan Sep 28 '12 at 10:20
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    And Chrome on Win8 just to complete the set. Should note that Chrome consistently displays the 93rd character without clipping on Mac/Windows, but also displays a scrollbar. – John Fultz Aug 19 '13 at 16:48
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9   
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
  • Opera 12.00 on Windows 7 at 100% zoom
  • Pale Moon 26.3.3 on Windows 10 at 100% zoom
  • Firefox 47.0 on Windows 7 at 100% zoom
  • Firefox 13 on WinXP, Consolas installed. – Szabolcs Jun 18 '12 at 19:03
  • Firefox 13 on Windows 7 at 100% (default) zoom (ClearType on) – Mr.Wizard Jun 18 '12 at 19:15
  • @Mr.Wizard I upvoted this and deleted mine – Dr. belisarius Jun 18 '12 at 19:43
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    Iceweasel 3.5.16 (Debian-branded version of Firefox) on Linux, default (100%) zoom. – celtschk Oct 4 '12 at 13:13
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
  • Firefox 12.0 under MacOS 10.6.8 on 15" Macbook Pro
  • Firefox 21 Windows 7, 15.6" notebook, 1920x1080 screen. – Yves Klett Jun 18 '13 at 8:43
  • Firefox 22 MacOS 10.8.6 on 15" Macbook Pro with Retina display. Kinda disappointed that it didn't change. :P – rcollyer Aug 14 '13 at 20:12
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         
123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789
  • Firefox 13, Windows 7, ClearType on: when using 130% or greater Full Page Zoom

  • Firefox 22, Windows 7, ClearType on: when using 135% Full Page Zoom

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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8  
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
  • Chrome 51 on Ubuntu 15.10 at 100% zoom.
  • Significantly shorter than all the other existing answers, for whatever reason. – Emilio Pisanty Jul 19 '16 at 15:50
  • Thank you for participating in my survey. – Mr.Wizard Jul 19 '16 at 18:14
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         0
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456

Opera 12.00 on Windows 7 at 130% zoom (but the top and bottom lines of the ruler are no longer lined up).

  • Thanks. Do you know why the alignment goes off with those settings? With FF I can zoom to 200% and my answer (99) is still valid and aligned. – Mr.Wizard Jun 18 '12 at 19:43
  • @Mr.Wizard Sorry, I don't know. It seems to be related to resizing the spaces in the top line differently to other characters--perhaps tracking and/or kerning are enabled for fonts over a certain size and some characters are hinted while others are not, or not correctly. (This is Consolas, the hinting for which you can readily find complaints about via Google.) – Oleksandr R. Jun 18 '12 at 20:01
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         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         0
12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901
  • Firefox 23, Windows 7, 100% zoom
  • If I zoom out( 80-90 %) or in scroll-bars pops up but not in 100% – s.s.o Aug 14 '13 at 21:57
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My iPad doesn't display scrollbars in code windows, but it scrolls like you requested in your recent drag box question.

         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901
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    You have some extra spaces after the 9 of the first line, which make a difference in scrolling. – celtschk Oct 4 '12 at 13:33

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