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.

Thanks!

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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.

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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:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+5.0+Release+Notes#Confluence5.0ReleaseNotes-Editorimprovements

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

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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.

Cheers,

Stefan

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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?

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Update:

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

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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.

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@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!

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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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