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Windows 7: A wider post area

15 Dec 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
A wider post area

I was just thinking - it would be nice if the post / reply box was a tad larger like the actual thread screen window.

Is this possible and what does anyone else think of that because personally I have problems with the small window in hat I find scrolling up and down in a long post or reply a bit tedious when the whole screen moves with the scroll if you wander just slightly off course.

Plus it would be nice to see more of the message than is currently available because there is a ton of room either side of the post "strip"
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15 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Are you clicking on Go Advanced or using the Post Reply button? Both give you a larger work area.
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15 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

There are two lines in the bottom right of the message box. Click and drag to the desired size and enjoy!
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15 Dec 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

I know about the advanced option only in editing and I am unsure of the option you are referring to Z

Now the other I cannot see how to drag the screen out as there is no "lock on" when I scroll the cursor over it - any chance of a pic that might help?

In my pic is the area I mean


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15 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Does this help? I don't see the lines I described in your screen shot either. Look in the bottom right of the reply box in my screen shot. It's small and hard to see, but as you can see in my tabs, I'm new to Windows screen shots haha.


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15 Dec 2012   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Try holding your mouse curser over the blue margin, Hold down the ctrl key & roll the scroll on the mouse to see if it increases or decreases the margin borders.
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15 Dec 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gadsdan View Post
Does this help? I don't see the lines I described in your screen shot either. Look in the bottom right of the reply box in my screen shot. It's small and hard to see, but as you can see in my tabs, I'm new to Windows screen shots haha.
That option would only be in the Google Chrome browser.
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15 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gadsdan View Post
Does this help? I don't see the lines I described in your screen shot either. Look in the bottom right of the reply box in my screen shot. It's small and hard to see, but as you can see in my tabs, I'm new to Windows screen shots haha.
That option would only be in the Google Chrome browser.
Ah... okay.

To the OP, Step 1: Get Google Chrome.
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15 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Try holding your mouse curser over the blue margin, Hold down the ctrl key & roll the scroll on the mouse to see if it increases or decreases the margin borders.
Hey Doc,

That should work, but that's part of the zoom level for IE.

Internet Explorer Zoom Level

I'll report this to John to see if he may be able to increase the reply box width, or have an option to manually increase it.
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15 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Firefox also will zoom in that fashion.

You could just use one of the wide skins for this site, and/or just make the quick reply box vertically bigger.

You can make it vertically bigger by the arrows at the right top of the reply box.


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