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XF 1.3 How to Manipulate Usernames without Changing Usernames

Amaury

Well-known member
#1
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.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
The same way as you did on vBulletin. Inspect the element and modify the HTML. Chrome's inspector works perfectly for this.
 

Amaury

Well-known member
#4
The same way as you did on vBulletin. Inspect the element and modify the HTML. Chrome's inspector works perfectly for this.
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:
Username.png

Firebug you can do the same as well. I have done it to test looks myself.
There's actually no longer a need for Firebug. Mozilla Firefox implemented it a long time ago -- I don't remember the exact version.
 

Sheldon

Well-known member
#5
There's actually no longer a need for Firebug. Mozilla Firefox implemented it a long time ago -- I don't remember the exact version.
I am used to, and like, and will continue to use Firebug. I know about the Inspect Element (Q). Just a creature of habit.