How to resize edit window when editing a wiki page

Hi all,

When editing a wiki page, the edit window space on the page is very short and leaves a lot of empty space at the bottom of the browser window.

Is there a way to adjust the size of this editor window?

This is with Confluence 4.3.7. this behavior is exhibited in both Firefox 19.0.2 and IE10.


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Reverting custom layouts to defaults has fixed this problem with the size of the editor window.

Now I just need to work on adding back in the layout customizations until I get the space/pages to look the way I want them.

Hallo Rusty

The editor pane behaves much better in Confluence 5.0 and later. Are you able to upgrade to a new version?

Here's the item in the release notes, mentioning the new responsive design for the editor:

Cheers, Sarah

Hi Sarah,

upgrading to 5 is a possibility, but my preference would be to fix the current installation.

Can you tell me what steps would be involved in fixing this in 4.3.7?

Hallo Rusty

I'm sorry, I don't know how to fix it in 4.3.7, or even if it's possible. I hope someone else in the community can come up with the answer.

Cheers, Sarah

Hi Rusty,

could you please provide a screenshot? I don't understand where you have whitespace. It should be no problem to achieve that with some CSS changes.



This started happening to me too after upgrading Confluence from 4.2.2 to 5.1. I've attached a screenshot of the editor, please note the white space in the window under the editor.

Any suggestions?


This is happening in Chrome (beta channel) but it behaves fine in IE and FF.

We had a lot of these small editor after the upgrade from 4.3.x to confluence 5.0.x

There are two possibilities:

A personal space is affected, or a normal space is affected.

Personal space:

Navigate to https://confluence.<<your_domain>>/spaces/choosetheme.action?key=~<<your_short_name>>

replace <<your-short_name>> with your short name and then switch the theme ....

Normal space:

Navigate to: https://confluence.<<your_domain>>/spaces/choosetheme.action?key=<<space_name>>

replace <<space_name>> with the short space_name and switch the theme

After that, your editor will use the full page again.

@Peter Kramp, if you're saying changing the theme fixes this issue, it does not for me. I change the Space's theme from Documentation to Intranet and the issue did not go away!

I reset the theme to default, as well as resetting all of the various layouts to default. That fixed the problem. I was then able to add back in my customizations to 'Global layout' and 'page layout' without causing the problem with the editor window size.

However, when I added back in my customizations to 'Main layout' the problem reappeared. I have not yet identified the specific problem within the 'main layout' customizations that caused the problem, but at this point don't feel the need to re-add those customizations.

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