Editing pane has become very large

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  • #1101864

    cosmictigger
    Member

    Over the last week I’ve noticed that the viewing panes in both Visual Editor and Text mode are much longer than they were previously. I’m sure it only used to be 30 or so lines long, but now it takes ages to scroll down to the bottom of the post when I’m editing the draft. (By the time I get there, I’ve usually forgotten what I was planning to do!) Is this just an issue with my browser? I’m using Ambiru, running Firefox on Ubuntu 21.10, and everything’s up to date as far as I’m aware. I find it a bit frustrating to have to scroll all the way down to the the end of the posting, rather than having a small area to concentrate on. I really hope it’s not an innovation, as I much preferred things the way they were a month or so.

    The blog I need help with is cosmictigger.wordpress.com.

    #1102024

    timethief
    Member

    Move your mouse to the lower right hand corner of the text box (you will see two diagonal lines). Your mouse should change to the Resize pointer (double arrows). Then you can click and drag and can re-size the box to whatever size you like.

    #1102145

    cosmictigger
    Member

    Nice one! Many thanks! (Isn’t it odd that seemingly-complex problems often have very obvious solutions?)
    MInd you, I’ve still got no idea how it got that big in the first place. Best to let sleeping dogs lie, I think ;-)P

    #1102149

    timethief
    Member

    I’m glad I helped you. Best wishes with your blog.

    #1102173

    ace5ace
    Member

    I noticed the same thing, starting around December 11 or 12.

    It takes a good effort to shorten the editing window, but it must be shorted on every post.

    The short window as default, was much better.

    Is there a way to make the short window the default window?

    There are some other issues:

    Format function:
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    Inserting media:
    Alignment appears to work, but does not always work.

    So far, the solution is to stop working on the post, and start a new one, or 2.

    Is there a place I can learn more detail about the editor, in Visual Mode?

    I’ve subscribed to this thread.

    #1102174

    cosmictigger
    Member

    Thanks, TimeThief. Am I right in guessing (from your name) that you’re a Doctor Who fan?

    #1102175

    cosmictigger
    Member

    Ace5ace, I’ve found this site extremely comprehensive and helpful:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/

    I also downloaded a great ebook called WordPress in Depth a little while ago. It’s everything you ever wanted to know, and stuff you probably don’t need to know as well ;-)

    #1102179

    ace5ace
    Member

    Hi, cosmictigger. Thanks for those references. I’ll be a little smarter, before too long.

    Someone mentioned that copy and paste carries a lot of HTML code. I’m thinking that could be at least a part of my problem. We’ll see.

    #1102186

    cosmictigger
    Member

    You’re welcome. It’s a quite steep learning curve at first, but nowhere near as steep as learning GIMP! ;-)

    #1102187

    cosmictigger
    Member

    I’ve only noticed that you’re right about having to resize it again when you resume the draft. Pain in the backside. My latest post is nearly 5,000 words already. It’s going to take all day to rezise that! :-( Please get it sorted out, WP people!

    #1102189

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t have to resize mine each time. It seems the size I previously chose is “remembered”.

    #1102190

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    It “should” remember. I think I remember somewhere in settings (maybe) where one could set how many lines the visual editor would display but can’t find it anymore.

    #1102196

    timethief
    Member

    @1tess
    It was here > Settings > Writing but was removed awhile ago now.

    #1102197

    ace5ace
    Member

    Thanks, cosmictigger.
    I was beginning to have self-doubts about my self… ;-)

    I’m also running the Linux Mint 9 (Ubuntu based) operating system.

    I’ve resized before and after allowing flash objects. I’ve removed cookies, a couple of times. I’ve resized, then posted with and without content. I’ve resized, then refreshed.

    The long window seems permanent, and adds significantly to the posting time.

    This all started when I pasted some fairly long content. The act of pasting seemed to expand the length of the window, and it has not been the same, since.

    I don’t know what to guess at, other than theme related? I’m using the Twenty Ten theme, which was the default, from the beginning.

    It would be nice to have some control.

    There must be more than the 2 of us, with this problem…
    At least we have the attention of some credible people.

    Thanks, timethief and 1tess.

    #1102198

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for posting your details. This thread is now tagged for Staff attention. Please subscribe so you are notified when they respond.

    #1102199

    djaysean
    Member

    I actually thought this was a glitch coming along with the changes that have been taking place on WordPress but it seems it’s now an issue. I’ld try out the resize function for my blog at http://www.aceworldteam.com and hopefully, it gets fully resolved.,,

    #1102200

    djaysean
    Member

    Okay, so I just did the resizing thingy but it’s going back to the long editor pane again… *sigh* … HELP!!!

    #1102201

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    What is your operating system please?
    Exactly which browser (and version of it) you’re using by checking here if necessary http://www.whatbrowser.org/

    If you are not running one of the browsers and versions listed at http://browsehappy.com/ please try upgrading or switching first.

    Note: If you are using an IE9 browser in compatibility mode that makes it render as IE7 and IE7 is not supported. To disable see > http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1196-internet-explorer-compatibility-view-turn-off.html

    If you are running one of the browsers and versions listed at http://browsehappy.com please do these four things:

    1. Try clearing your browser’s cache:

    http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    2. Make sure that you have third-party cookies enabled: http://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/

    3. Try with all browser extensions or add-ons temporarily disabled.

    4. Try enabling HTTPS: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    #1102202

    djaysean
    Member

    @timethief I do know all of these as I ain’t a newbie :D … points 1-4 has already been run through and I run the latest version of Google Chrome on Win 7 [64-bit]… I’ld run through all steps again and clear up some registry values and probably have a system restart as haven’t done that in days… Hopefully, it all gets back to normal after these.. Thanks!!!

    #1102203

    timethief
    Member

    Gottcha. As this thread is tagged for Staff attention, my aim is to get everyone posting here to share the specifics re: their own computing environment, so Staff has as much info as possible to work with.

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