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Can't resize text box

  1. The text box field used to have a thing on the bottom right corner that would allow you to stretch the field. It no longer appears in any of my forms. I notice that when I turn off CSS, it comes back but then I lose all the formatting. Can someone help?

    example: http://www.samchyung.com/contact/

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  2. The functionality you are talking about only appears in certain browsers such as Safari. However Gravity Forms sets the resize CSS option to none; because it sets the size. This is why if you disable CSS it appears. If you want it to appear you'd have to write custom CSS and add it to your theme stylesheet to set the resize CSS option to the text area and override the Gravity Forms css. So you'd have to do it as a CSS customization.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  3. I see. For some reason, I thought my forms had that ability until recently. Is there a reason why Gravity forms does not allow it?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink
  4. Primarily because it can interfere with things such as the CSS Ready Classes that let you position fields side by side. If the user can resize the textarea they can disrupt the layout of the site which is what will happen when they resize the textarea with items floated next to it.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday August 17, 2011 | Permalink