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[Suggestion] Make the TinyMCE editor and post body the same width in the advanced view

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Brogan, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The TinyMCE editor below the thread is the same width as the post body.

    Is there any chance the same can be done for the editor and post preview when in the advanced reply view/thread creation view so we can see exactly how the post will appear?

    They're both much narrower than a normal post at the moment.

    Is there a reason for that?
    Darkimmortal, Dean and Enigma like this.
  2. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I'm curious to know as well. It seems odd to me that the QR editor is wider than the full editor.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A post is wide, so should be the editor.
    The biggest issue I had with vB's wysiwyg editor is that it is was small, too small. You had no overview of your content you were writing.

    I always loved that editor, but I always hated how it looked different width in every page, It should be the same everywhere, or exceptions, the width of the block it's in. Like inline edit for example.

    Make the advanced editor wider, not the quick reply smaller. It's almost a reason for me to stop using XF just because it goes back to stupid small width.
  4. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I agree. I like the QR as it is, but the full editor's measly size is irritating. :p
  5. Freddie

    Freddie Active Member

    The advanced editor page is, too me, obviously not finalized.
  6. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    +1 for making the advanced editor wider, maybe the same as the quick editor. That will be much better.
  7. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Me too, so I always make the editor 100% wide in ever style I add to my forum. That looks better in many ways.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I always prefer my editor to be exactly the same width as the page content.

    This makes it easier to compose posts in which layout is important.

    The quick reply editor is fine in this regard, the advanced editor isn't.
    Although I say advanced, all it seems to have in addition are 2 options for subscribing to the thread and receiving emails.
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It really does need to be wider. But I'm sure that page isn't finished yet either.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Supporting the bump.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I'm going through my old posts due to this posted by Mike:


    So it looks like "Likes" are going to be used to prioritise suggestions.
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The form has been made wider, BTW. But I think this would end up creating a big inconsistency with the rest of the elements in that form (or any form really). There's a specified width on the form that everything adheres to, so it would be strange to have 1 field busting out of that.

    Quick reply is really the outlier to that.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is the post body preview the same width as a normal post?

    Edit: I see it isn't. A post is 796px wide, the preview is only 730px wide. That will make it very difficult to format new threads accurately.
  15. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    A post is not a guaranteed width (at least if you're not using a fixed width style), plus there are browser differences to consider, so you can't generally rely on that anyway.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I use fixed width on my forum precisely because I want to control how the content appears.
    Having an editor which doesn't match the post body width doesn't make much sense to me as it makes it difficult to judge the final layout.

    No problem though, I will just edit the template to make it match :)
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    For all people frustrated ;) by the tiny sized 'Advanced' editor of XenForo, please support my suggestion overhere and see if these points make sense to you. It will solve most, if not all issues we have now or may experience with the Advanced Editor of XenForo, IMHO.
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