Such a tiny window to edit here on a cell phone

Here are mine: (browser, not app)

I don’t like hiding the number row though as it also takes out my long press symbols on the top row that I’m used to using.



That shows in the screenshot of @JammyDodger too. I still don’t think it’s because of desktop view. I tried again and once the header did not show, but since then the header always shows.


Yes, I forgot to have the keyboard up on some of my screenshots. Just imagine half the screen being covered by it. Also I might have pressed “Long screenshot” on some of them, and then chopped the too long part. Anyway I was too impressed with the roomy input boxes on other sites so slipped.

As far as my font size / (Android, not Chrome) screen zoom slider settings: please test with them slightly to the right (larger) than normal. Expect that older users with older eyes might be using cellphones.

Did I select “Use Desktop view” in the Chrome menu? No, I don’t think the PWA has a chrome menu.

Anyway my point is: it is true: on some phones there will only be a three line high New Topic entry field. Yes, one can fill in as many lines as one wants in it, but it still only has a three line visible area.

I have. And it reduces the editing area at each increase.

I respect that some users (especially older users) need bigger text.

But surely we must also respect that the bigger the text is, the less room there is for other things, including the composers text area?

So it’s always going to be a trade off and it’s hard for Discourse to avoid that trade-off?

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Well it’s mainly how important each item is to keep on the screen while a person is composing the message. For instance is it important to have the group name always on the screen? The message title? The tag box? Usually the user just sets these once and then goes on to make the message. I recommend allowing them to fold up or roll up, and if the user needs to adjust them he can roll them back down.

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