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Source Code Editor view limited to 21 rows

Confluence 6.6.2

We updated a bunch of plugins on Tuesday 2019-06-04.

Obviously since then then the view in the Source Code Editor is limited to 21 rows.

Editing is still possible but no scrollbar is visible.

Scrolling is only possible using the mouse wheel!

Any idea which plugin could have caused this?





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Found the bad guy: Adaptavists Script Runner for Confluence 5.5.6 is causing the issue.

I reverted back to 5.4.50 and the Editor works again.

Hi Harald,

We noticed this bug recently and have created a development ticket to investigate a possible resolution:

I've added your account as a watcher there on our system.

The problem is in the version of CodeMirror which Confluence Source Editor uses - it's out of date, and we recently bumped the version in ScriptRunner which seems to be causing a conflict. The Source Editor plugin unfortunately is not maintained anymore and it's probably a fix which needs to be implemented on that plugin.

We do have a workaround available though, try this CSS in Confluence's Global Stylesheet:

.CodeMirror {
    height: auto;

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Looks like the issue ( now suggests to add the following to the CSS:

.CodeMirror {
    height: auto;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    margin-right: 0px;
    padding-bottom: 0px;



Problem affects us too, Global CSS workaround does NOT work.

Hi Michael,

You might have already confirmed this, but...

If you are using a Custom CSS from a product like Refined for Confluence (the old, Refined Theme) Plugin, Linchpin Plugin, or Content Formatting Macros for Confluence you might need to add the workaround there, too.

Of course, your Spaces might also use a local CSS and individual pages might be using the "style" macro to add CSS stylesheets to pages - but I thought those will (or should) still use the Global Stylesheet...

Another item to remember is that ANY CSS styling does not apply to the Administrator console.

Also, don't forget to check different browsers.

Please forgive me if you have already tried these - but the Custom CSS in Refined Theme did bite us :) and perhaps this will help someone else, if not you.


Thanks Rick, that helped !

Adaptivist is reporting that this is fixed in version 2.0.0 of Confluence Source Editor.  I can confirm that we have upgraded and have been able to remove the workaround from our CSS stylesheets.

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