How to make posts wider - solved :)

Enthusiast ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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hi

below is contents of GreaseMonkey http://www.greasespot.net/ script which will hide sidebar - ACTIONS and MORE LIKE THIS - and make posts wider

// ==UserScript==
// @name          Make Posts on forums.adobe.com Wider
// @description   (c) www.adobescripts.com
// @include       *forums.adobe.com*
// ==/UserScript==

var tabDoc = content.document;

tabDoc.getElementById('jive-body-sidebarcol-container').style.width = 0;
tabDoc.getElementById('jive-body-maincol').style.width = '95%';

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Heya, Robert...  Keep up the good work, on behalf of those of us who are as dense as lead when it comes to coding that stuff.  You may want to visit the thread linked just below. Another member—Eric @ MCA— has knocked up a few things that make visits here a little nicer. He has a sidebar eradicator script as well, and his includes a link at the top of the column which will Show/Hide the right hand sidebar at will.  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415447?tstart=0

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Engaged ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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D'oh! Phos beat me to it.

Interesting to see someone else's solution though. Totally different stylesheet variables we're tweaking!

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Participant ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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Hrm. Would be nice if there was a fix for Safari. Or a way to make a pref on the forum to just do this.

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Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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I think it's wonderful that you guys are all coming up with these fixes, but the point of most of our complaints is that you shouldn't *have* to come up with hacks!

Why can't Adobe/Jive just get it right on their own??

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Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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Coming up with scripts or style sheets which work with a specific browser is great.  I applaud your efforts.

However, what is really needed is for the Jive Wizards to come up with a solution which works for everyone.

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Engaged ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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SuperMacGuy,

If you are using 10.4, there is a way to force this stuff into Safari. See this post in the FAQ. (And ignore the first instance of 10.5 in the subject--should be 10.4.)

Of course, there are some things that will be harder to reach with the "Actions" panel permanently disabled, but it depends how much you want the extra width.

Worst case, you could just put in the full-width fix from the link above.

As for whether Adobe will get around to patching the forums, my impression was that they are quite happy with them being fixed width because "shorter lines are more readable", which is why I started doing all these hacks on my own. No, it makes no sense to me either, but that was the impression I got. With any luck, I will be proven wrong.

Just in case though, you guys may want to start looking into FireFox. It's pretty easy to use these days and should suck all your bookmarks out of Safari at first launch. Also, if you install the Grapple Yummy (blue) theme, you'll have a hard time distinguishing the look of it from Safari.

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Eric @ MCA wrote:

SuperMacGuy,

If you are using 10.4, there is a way to force this stuff into Safari. See this post in the FAQ. (And ignore the first instance of 10.5 in the subject--should be 10.4.)         

Fixed the typo.

And I will bring this up again with the interface design folks. It is not a Jive limitation.

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