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[resolved] Request: Ability to choose width in full screen separate from font size (6 posts)

  1. IslandOwl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Feature Request:

    The title pretty much says it all. I have a 27 inch screen - which large flat screens are becoming ever more common. When I go into full screen mode (Just Write) in WordPress post composition it shows up quite wide on my screen for my eyes.

    The latter is important because the comfort in width is a personal sort of thing. People vary in their ability to scan back and forth along a line and drop down correctly to scan across the next. For me I do better with a narrower width.

    It would be wonderful if we could choose the width (number of characters?) in the Settings/Writing section; right where we can set/change the number of lines displayed.

    Thank you for considering this.

    Ps. Using the Hotkey of Control - (or in my case Command -) DOES NOT WORK. All that does is increase or decrease the whole image. When it decreases the width, it also decreases the size of the font so the word wrap really is still the same.

    IslandOwl

  2. You can do this with a little CSS magic.

    #wp-fullscreen-container { } is what controls it.

    Basically just make an 'admin theme' and only put that in your css: http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Admin_Themes

  3. IslandOwl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you! I will try that.

  4. IslandOwl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess that I do not understand the CSS magic. Do I need to put specific pixel amount in the brackets? I installed the WP Admin Theme plugin and I can see where to add the CSS, but when I add the above CSS nothing changes.

    I am still new enough to WordPress that though making a plugin or style sheet does not scare me, I seem to be missing a basic step as to where I put the new style sheet when I make it. (I have made child themes. I am just confused on where the admin theme style sheet goes.)

    The only change I want to make is to make it so I can adjust the width of the content box in the "Just Write" distraction free writing pane. I even find that width too wide on my laptop screen.

  5. I guess that I do not understand the CSS magic. Do I need to put specific pixel amount in the brackets?

    Yes :)

    #wp-fullscreen-container { width:500px }

    That would make it 500px wide.

  6. IslandOwl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you! That works.

    If anyone comes to this post the code above is missing the ;. It should be:
    #wp-fullscreen-container { width:500px; }

    Makes it so much easier to use the "Just Write" format!

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