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XF 1.3 How to Manipulate Usernames without Changing Usernames

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Amaury, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Back when we were on vBulletin, one of our admins, who isn't a member here, was able to inspect the element and manipulate his username to test how a long username would look in areas like the controls in the header (Inbox, Settings, etc.)

    I never did this myself, so I don't know what he did, but is this possible on XenForo? If so, how? I would like to use it to see what longer usernames would look like in the message user info box and member card.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    The same way as you did on vBulletin. Inspect the element and modify the HTML. Chrome's inspector works perfectly for this.
  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Firebug you can do the same as well. I have done it to test looks myself.
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  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    As I said, I never did it myself, it was one of our admins. :)

    In any case, this area? I tried changing that, but it didn't do anything:

    There's actually no longer a need for Firebug. Mozilla Firefox implemented it a long time ago -- I don't remember the exact version.
  5. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I am used to, and like, and will continue to use Firebug. I know about the Inspect Element (Q). Just a creature of habit.
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  6. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Found it. I had to double click those arrows pointing at each other and the username appeared.

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