Resizing Text Fields in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ja Di ksw, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    "Resize at will.
    Maybe the text field you’re typing in is a bit too small to read. Or maybe you just have a lot to say. Either way, Safari lets you resize text fields on any website, just by grabbing the corner of the field. Resize a field and the web page reflows to make room."

    Can anyone actually get this to work? I've never seen a website, Apple's included, that let's you do this feature. Yet it's listed on Apple's webpage.
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Sure...I just stretched the reply box for this post.

  3. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I do it all the time, it's so much better when you've multi-quoted a few people in a thread and don't want to have to scroll.

    Hit reply and then drag the text box from the lower right hand corner. You'll know you can do it as you'll see the diagonal lines in the corner.

    I remember when this was announced and loads of graphic design users ranted in the forums saying how it wasn't fair for Apple to resize their designs and they'd lock the box so you couldn't move it, but it's actually one of the best features they've come out with.
  4. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    there is some usefulness in this, it appears first in 2005 (or earlier) as firefox's extension, and is a default feature in Netscape 9 from last year. In Netscape 9, you can resize the field from three corners as well as right and bottom borders.

    There are now two versions of this extension for firefox, Resizeable Form Fields released in 2006 can resize any forms, not only text area.

    at the same time, the original author, Raik Jürgens updated his project as well
  5. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Is there a way to set a default size of the reply box on e.g. a site by site basis? I constantly have to make these darn reply boxes bigger!

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