How can I change the description field on JIRA's create issue page to be full width?

For some users the create form textareas are too narrow. Is there a way to expand it to full width?

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This can be achieved with various browser extensions. A Chrome extension that works is Stylebot:

The CSS that needs to be installed for the create issue page is:

.aui-page-panel {
    width: 100%;

form.aui .long-field {
    max-width: 1000px;

Thanks for this Andreas.

In which file would I need to add the CSS code above ? -

@Nelson Manio you can use a browser extension such as for example to apply the CSS to the page.

This doesn't work for JIRA v6.4.12



This css works well with Stylbot for Chrome but not witj Stylish for FireFox .
Do you know why ?

Thanks in advance

This isn't an answer. It should be posted as a comment to the actual answer above, or even as a separate question, referencing this one

Hi all,

this workaround works for me, but I want the new style is applied for every users that work in my JIRA installation, without they install the chrome add-in! How can I modify the style in some files on the server installations?

Thanks in advance..

You can force the text window to be a larger width by adding some text that cannot be formatted, like a URL for example within the description text. 

Updating this thread; continue to use a CSS editor (confirming Stylebot works as of 9/27/18), however to affect all editable text fields use the following;

.editable-field {
max-width: 800px;

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