Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-14615

Multiple different textarea sizes when HTML editor disabled

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.5, 1.9, 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.10
    • Component/s: General
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      613

      Description

      When disabling the HTML editor, user are presented with a variety of textarea sizes depending n the activity module/resource used. For example, Summary generally shows 45 cols, resource 85 cols, forum posts 50 cols and so on.

      For all those module/resources where textarea size cannot be specified, it would be better to always have the same numbers of cols. For instance, it could be 50 cols for Summaries, and 85 cols for Text entries textareas.

        Activity

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        Yup, agree we need to find some way to display them consistently always.

        In fact... I would love to see resolved once and forever those text areas going out of the enclosing fieldset and also, align them a bit better. Moodle forms look slightly awful in some pages.

        Assigning this to Mathieu too (I think it's a good candidate to be grouped under that "META: Text fields and formats" (MDL-14616)

        Ciao

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Yup, agree we need to find some way to display them consistently always. In fact... I would love to see resolved once and forever those text areas going out of the enclosing fieldset and also, align them a bit better. Moodle forms look slightly awful in some pages. Assigning this to Mathieu too (I think it's a good candidate to be grouped under that "META: Text fields and formats" ( MDL-14616 ) Ciao
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        Mathieu Petit-Clair added a comment -

        In 2008, I think this is a must: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/examples/resize/simple_resize.html . That plus a consistent default size would make a nice improvement...

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        Mathieu Petit-Clair added a comment - In 2008, I think this is a must: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/examples/resize/simple_resize.html . That plus a consistent default size would make a nice improvement...
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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

        nice usability trick! B-) Agree!

        (be noted Safari does that by default since ages ago)

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        Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - nice usability trick! B-) Agree! (be noted Safari does that by default since ages ago)
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        Andrea Bicciolo added a comment -

        Interesting improvement, sure. However should be noted that for accessibility reason the page should be working with javascript disabled too.

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        Andrea Bicciolo added a comment - Interesting improvement, sure. However should be noted that for accessibility reason the page should be working with javascript disabled too.
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        Petr Škoda added a comment -

        in 2.0 module intros are now unified, the editor is resizable which should make it possible to create smaller editors in many places

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        Petr Škoda added a comment - in 2.0 module intros are now unified, the editor is resizable which should make it possible to create smaller editors in many places

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