Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blogger -The New Post Window for Compose Too Small

Are you using Blogger in a browser? If so you are all too aware that the window to compose your prose is too small to work within.

Now that I am writing more again this was the first thing that started bothering me. In the end I want something like this for an interface to work within:

Well want to know a secret? The example above can be done in under 1 minute.

I have been aware of something called Greasemonkey for a while for use within Firefox. Having never really done much with it I more or less overlooked it, well not any more.

To get the "expanded compose screen" you will need to:
  1. Install Firefox
  2. Install Greasemonkey
  3. Install this script (more about the script here)
Many thanks to Fat Knowledge, though he does not appear to blogging anymore under this name according to the last post a week ago, for the great script. I only wish I would have found this sooner and of course from a UI perspective Google could shine in making this one tweak to the default UI. :)

Happy blogging...


Naomi on 11:37 PM said...

I tried this and it didn't do anything for e. I use firefox. I installed greasemonkey (i can see the little monkey face in the bottom of the browser), I installed the script. and it's not working. I right click the monkey and it says the script is activated. Is there some thing else I need to do?

Naomi on 11:47 PM said...

I tried this and it didn't work for me. I have firefox, installed greasemonkey and the script, when I right click on the monkey at the bottom of the browser there's a check next to "blogger large post editor" and yet the editor is still small. Is there something else I need to do?

Beau Turner on 8:55 AM said...

Naomi, have you restarted your firefox (and possibly your computer). some of the scripts I have been playing with have needed this 'reset'. If you have and are still getting the issue post back and we can dive into this further.


Chu iAN on 7:50 PM said...

omg! this is what i've been looking for, for a long long long time! great tip! thanks! =D


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