Fixed width css layout gets cut off on lower resolution displays

I must be missing something....

I have a fixed width css layout similar to this one:
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/style/layouts/item/css-fixed-layout-31-fixed-fixed-fixed/
The total of all columns adds up to about 1200pxls.
Now when I change my display resolution to 1024x768 I would have hoped that the browser (chrome in my case) is smart enough to add a horizontal scroll bar because the content is bigger than the screen. Instead the page is just cut off and I can't scroll to the right.

What gives???
php-newbieAsked:
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rgranlundConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Add overflow:scroll to your CSS entry for the container.
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Chris StanyonCommented:
It should give you a scrollbar. Any change of seeing a link to your site so we can have a look at the code.
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php-newbieAuthor Commented:
the problem was that I had a wrapper div class with width: 100% and overflow: hidden. Thanks!
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rgranlundCommented:
Glad to be of help
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