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Increase input field width for varchar(255) #13627
Agree completely with Oladvdspek. The old interface was pretty smooth for doing simple data entry for relatively small amounts of text. Now, with the need to manually mouse drag to expand the field even to read the very first line of text correctly, the interface is useless for doing quick data entry. To re-emphasize, the fact that it is "expandable" is not the solution here, it is the problem. For under a 1000 characters it is pretty simple to figure out exactly the right size of textarea, and there is plenty of screen space on modern monitors to expand.
This is problem that is simpler to show than to describe.
Also, this is not technically an enhancement. Old versions of this interface were useable without a mouse for data entry. In the current interface text entered into the text area cannot even be read without using a mouse to expand the textarea. So this is a net loss of functionality, ergo should be classified as a bug.
Thank you for your work on this awesome product.
@ibennetch, The function to add textareas in this page is getTextarea which resides in the file libraries/classes/InsertEdit.php.