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Old 03-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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First off, I realize that this is apparently a function of vbulletin and not really restricted to MT per se.

Does anyone else find that the message entry window is entirely too small? The actual text box is 540 x 250. While I find this convenient when I'm logged in from my '286 Amstrad with its CGA display, on my 19" PC monitor this makes for a text entry box roughly the size of an index card, surrounded by gobs and gobs of wasted space. It's particularly trying when embedded images are involved.

I can't find anything in the vB3 documentation concerning this, but then I'm not really a guru on the subject- the last BBS I sysop'd was running under CNET on an Amiga 2000...

Seriously, is there any way to change this?
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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I agree it sucks. Most of the site is that way though, not just that one spot. Got to have lots of ads everywhere and clutter it up with crap.
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It's even worse on my 22" Viewsonic.

Just for the hell of it, i put my resolution down to 800x600 (a common resolution on older computers) and the text entry box is almost the whole width of the screen.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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I agree it sucks. Most of the site is that way though, not just that one spot. Got to have lots of ads everywhere and clutter it up with crap.
Subscribe, and the ads will magically disappear. The only one I see is the banner at the top, and it doesn't consume any space that isn't already taken up by the forum logo.

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It's even worse on my 22" Viewsonic.

Just for the hell of it, i put my resolution down to 800x600 (a common resolution on older computers) and the text entry box is almost the whole width of the screen.
Yeah, I did the same. At 800x600 it's just about perfect, so on the exceedingly rare occasions when I log on from my in-car PC it works out.

But realistically, let's have a show of hands- who here is running 800x600? For that matter, who is running 1024x768?

(sound of crickets chirping)

I'm just trying to figure out if this is something that can be configured, or if you're just locked into it by the design of the vBulletin software.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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So where are the pics of your "exceedlingly hot" girl friend?
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whatever joe, you know we need the image resize mod more.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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I'm just trying to figure out if this is something that can be configured, or if you're just locked into it by the design of the vBulletin software.
Would require template editing, there is no option in the backend.
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there is button to make it longer.....these guys up here -----------------------------^
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there is button to make it longer.....these guys up here -----------------------------^
Brain, i think they want it wider, not longer
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Why not edit the template then?

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Why not edit the template then?

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And then listen to complaints it's too wide, no thanks man

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I think there's some wiggle room even at 1024x768 to edit the newreply template without causing a problem.

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there is button to make it longer.....these guys up here -----------------------------^
Well I'll be damned. It's been right there in front of me this whole time and I never noticed it. Yeah, wider would be nice, but that helps tremendously. Thank you, Scott.

I feel like an idiot now. For anyone else who hasn't found it, it's this button:



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So where are the pics of your "exceedlingly hot" girl friend?
They didn't fit on the screen due to the small size of the edit window.
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Well I'll be damned. It's been right there in front of me this whole time and I never noticed it. Yeah, wider would be nice, but that helps tremendously. Thank you, Scott.

I feel like an idiot now. For anyone else who hasn't found it, it's this button:



They didn't fit on the screen due to the small size of the edit window.
miata.net has "increase size" instead of the buttons.

and your gf's left boob would be totally obscured by my scrollbar because of the lack of image mod!
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