How can I request (programmatically or otherwise) the display of more Dataset columns?

For example, this command displays only 10 of the 13 columns of the dataset:

ds = ResourcedFunction["ExampleDataset"][{"Statistics", "LakeMeadLevels"}]

Can I get Mathematica to show, say, at most 20 dataset columns?

I can "force" the display of all columns (and rows) with the function GridTableForm from the Wolfram Function Repository:

ResourceFunction["GridTableForm"][Normal@ds[Values], TableHeadings -> Normal[Keys[ds[[1]]]]]

I am looking for a (concise) Dataset solution.

I know there are (multiple) MSE questions/answers about showing more dataset rows. I hope similar solutions exist about columns.

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    $\begingroup$ Try: Dataset[ds, MaxItems -> {Automatic, All}] $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2021 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielHuber Thanks! Please submit an answer. (And, yes, MaxItems is linked in 'Dataset`'s function page.) $\endgroup$ Dec 10, 2021 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ To the person who proposed this question to be closed as "easily found in the documentation" -- maybe that is true, but I googled/searched for more than 5-10 minutes without finding relevant answers. I was getting lots of MSE hits, though, for increasing the number of rows (displayed by Dataset.) So, I think having an "increased Dataset columns" question with an answer is useful. $\endgroup$ Dec 11, 2021 at 1:36

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You can achieve this with Dataset and the option MaxItems -> {Automatic, All}:

Dataset[ds, MaxItems -> {Automatic, All}]

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See MaxItems's function page.


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