If you are using a widescreen monitor with an aspect ratio of 16:9 or 16:10, you will notice that Google Search and Google Reader waste most of the screen real estate on the right side.
Here are two extensions for Google Chrome that you might find useful.
Dual-Pane Google Search
The searchw Chrome Extension creates a partition on the right, in which you can preview the results of your Google Search. Effectively, it turns your Google Results into a kind of Table of Contents and the experience is like viewing PDF files.
You can open a result in a new tab and reduce/enlarge the frame sizes. It also comes with hotkey support.
Google Reader for Widescreen
This Greasemonkey script for making Google Reader widescreen-friendly was earlier made popular by Gina Trapani at Lifehacker for Firefox. With native support for Greasemonkey, it now works like a charm in Google Chrome.
The best part of this script is that it works automatically in the background requiring no user interaction at all.
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