Post edit page may become almost unusable and textarea resize not saved — at Initial Version
|Reported by:||kinderr@…||Owned by:|
|Cc:||robertjkinder@…, knut@…, yoavf|
I installed the new versions of:
/wp-admin/js/post.js (23016) and
on my Wordpress 3.5 server. The problem still exists that the post editor window is forced to 5000 pixels tall because the wp_usermeta -> wp_user-settings -> ed_size value is being set to ed_size=310566666&editor=tinymce&mfold=f or other extremely large value with FireFox 17.0.1 and Chrome 23.0.1271.97 m. The ed_size bad cookie value triggers the patch code logic to set the post editor to 5000 lines.
My Win7 screen resolution is 1920w x 1080h which means the editor is around 5 screens tall. This is almost as bad as the practically infinite bug value. Manually resizing the post editor height by dragging the lower right pane control will not survive a post update and the post editor resets to 5000 pixels high. This makes the editor tool bar practically inaccessible and a big drag on usability. See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-option-to-change-the-size-of-editor-is-missing-how-to-change-the-size
As a temporary workaround, I modified line 704 in post.js to 500 pixels:
if ( height > 50 && height < 500 && height != getUserSetting( 'ed_size' ) )
setUserSetting( 'ed_size', height );
and lines 74 & 75 in class-wp-editor.php to 500 pixels:
if ( $seteditor_height? < 50 )
$seteditor_height? = 50;
elseif ( $seteditor_height? > 500 )
$seteditor_height? = 500;
which is a comfortable post editor size (my personal preference) that is "sticky".
In summary, the 5000 pixel sanity logic for the post editor size doesn't fix the underlying ed_size blowup.