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Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

Hello there. How can I change the WikiEditor's window size in MW 1.31? Please help ...!

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

The window size can be manually changed temporarily through the small box at the bottom-right of the editor window.

Don't know of any permanent, automatic way to do it, though.

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

I am somewhat disappointed. In previous versions one could adjust the width and, more important, the height of the WikiEditor window by adjusting user preferences to one's personal needs. This is an important feature as we have different screen sizes out there in the wild. With a fixed size editor box one will always have to scroll up and down the editor box plus (!) scroll up and down the browser viewport, which is extremely annoying.

I do absolutely not appreciate that such important, well-known, well-working user options that are necessary for a good usability are silently removed without a needs.

AhmadF.Cheema (talkcontribs)

The editor textbox dimensions aren't fixed, they are responsive. They automatically change with the screen size/resolution.

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

I am afraid they are not. If I were able to upload a screenshot one could see. Yes, the input box fits within the screen dimensions, but everything below is outside the browser's viewport: the checkboxes "small change", "watch"; the toolbox with wikitext templates; and, most important, the buttons "save", "preview" and so on.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Editor height is fixed, and it's not a user preference option. You can manually resize it, however, from the bottom-right corner, but the size won't be saved on the next page load. I guess a gadget could easily save this preference between page loads.

Alzi24 (talkcontribs)

It's a pity, the user configurable height was a useful thing.

But, another helpful hand served me a way to set the height via css:

#wpTextbox1 {
  width: ##;
  height: ##;
}

which works fine.