I have many hours invested in trying, but I cannot find the code that sets the width. This code says COLS=50, which does not occur in the source. I searched for every TEXTAREA and I have set most of them to COLS=70. I followed the code to the point where editing happens and it does something that I don't understand: &LoadTemplate("public_new_reply_form"); This is the only place I can find in the code with "public_new_reply_form" ---- wait, I have an idea ...
Mozilla has a "sidebar" on the left hand side of the window. It takes up about an inch, full height. Recent Internet Explorers seem to have one too (looking over my wife's shoulder at her *shudder* Windows XP machine.) If I hide the sidebar, then the text box fits perfectly on my screen. But with the sidebar showing, then the text box is about an inch too wide. I can definitely live with it, and I probably wouldn't even mention it if it was just a Mozilla thing, but as I said IE seems to have it too. Anyway, if you don't change it, it's only one click to hide the sidebar in Mozilla. But since in IE it seems to always be populated with advertisements (!) I don't know if you can hide it at all.
It does seem that the long term solution is to allow people to specify width. The old width was definitely way too narrow. I could give up some of the new width to make things smoother for people with 800x600. I have it currently set to 80 columns ... 70?
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Hi all That's better than the previous setting. Thanks for the change. I certainly agree with Jim that HTML is enabled. UBB Code is enabled can be shifted somewhere else. Probably next to the "Add reply" button or just above the textarea.
Joined: Jul 03, 2003
Ahhhh...much better, Paul!!! Now I can see much more of my code when I paste it. Thanks Paul!