I want to know is there a way to increase the default width of the columns in magento default theme, version 1.8.1? If so, where do i access this information and how do i update it? I know that by default we have 2 column with right bar.

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You can adjust the width in the stylesheets:-

.col-main {
    float: left;
    width: 75%;

.col-right {
    float: right;
    width: 25%;
    padding-right: 0;

Just adjust the percentages to the width you want them to occupy.

Alternatively, rather than modifying the width of the columns in the 2-column-left, 2-column-right or 3-columns layouts, you could create your own custom layout...

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