Font size in Rich Text edit window?

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Could we get a font size button in the Rich Text edit window?

    Currently, to change the size, I have to go to bbcode and manually enter the {size=x} code. I run into the constantly in revising and adding to the Master Photo Thread list.

    You could limit the rich text window button to only 3 or 4 sizes, if you want to keep people from getting too wild and crazy in their posts, while allowing support for more sizes in the manually edited bbcode.
     
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    That would be awesome!
     
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    Great idea. I'm technically challenged and would love a way to change the font size, especially for the logos in my signature.
     
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    While we're at it... can we remove the Cmd-[1-6] keyboard shortcuts (they change the font size of the currently active paragraph)? When I'm within the WYSIWYG editor and want to jump to a new tab in my browser (Chrome or Firefox), I must click out (to de-activate the WYSIWYG), then hit Cmd-[1-X] to go to my desired tab, otherwise my post formatting goes FUBAR.

    IIRC, the same functionality should occur using Ctrl-[1-6] in Windows.
     
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    Wow, never knew that one. Good tip!
     
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    I have no idea what our Finagler is talking about but I like his post. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Click "edit" on your post. Start to type in the edit window. Then hit ctrl/cmd +1 (or +2, +3) and the text changes size.
    Click out of the edith window, hit that key combination, and if you have multiple browser tabs open it tabs you between them.

    I'd not known those shortcuts before "Our Finagler" posted them.
     
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    You did see my naughty smiley, right? Well, I had two up there so you shouldn't have missed either. ;)

    Actually I lied. kind of. I did understand what our Finagler was talking about except for cmd, even though I never used it myself. I had a senior moment on the cmd part but was too lazy to look it up.

    Nevertheless, thank you for taking time to walk me through step by step. :)

    BTW, so we are clear. I don't abuse my likes. Liking likes, I am not giving any to something I really don't get or understand. :) <--- I do dislike this smile smiley that doesn't look like smiling.
     
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    Sounds as if we need a thread on browser shortcuts. This is at least the second one that you've learned in the past few days.
     
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    I just tried the ctrl-(number) method to enlarge my font size and it didn't take. But the manual size= method with brackets works fine. Like this.
     
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    ctrl+number works, but in an odd fashion. Highlight some text; then, if you do it once, it changes the size. Do the same combo a second time, it reverts back to the original. (so it's the same command to do and to undo).
    ctrl+1

    ctrl+1 twice
    ctrl+2

    ctrl+2 twice
    ctrl+3

    ctrl+3 twice
     
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    Weird. Got it.
    --However, two problems:

    1) I only highlighted "Weird" above and applied ctrl+1. I didn't touch "Got it."

    2) Now that I'm typing additional lines, there seems to be NO WAY to restore a smaller font unless I use the size= method.

    Also, the ctrl+ method adds bold for some reason.
     
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    Take a look at how the code actually got applied for DenverBrian's above post:
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    [quote="DenverBrian, post: 100768"][B][SIZE=6]Weird. Got it.[/SIZE][/B]
    [B][SIZE=4][SIZE=6]--However, two problems:[/SIZE][/SIZE][/B]
    
    [B][SIZE=4][SIZE=6]1) I only highlighted "Weird" above and applied ctrl+1. I didn't touch "Got it."[/SIZE][/SIZE][/B]
    
    [B][SIZE=4][SIZE=6]2) Now that I'm typing additional lines, there seems to be NO WAY to restore a smaller font unless I use [SIZE=5]the size= method.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/B]
    
    [SIZE=4][SIZE=6][SIZE=5]Also, the ctrl+ method adds bold for some reason.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/quote]
    See how several SIZE tags got applied within the same line? I saw similar stuff in the original wiki pages before I cleaned them up.
     
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    Interesting. I can tell you that in my post #12, All I did was...

    --Type the words "Weird. Got it."
    --Highlight the word "Weird."
    --used ctrl+1 to (supposedly) make that single word large.

    I then posted the message, and the entire line showed up in the large font.

    I then edited the message, which might explain some of the additional SIZE tags, but not the way the SIZE tags appear on that first line!

    And of course, I never applied BOLD tags. Looks like the ghost in the machine did that too.

    (The size=5 tags are definitely mine - they're the ones I did manually.)
     
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    Basically, when applying a SIZE tag, it doesn't actually replace an existing SIZE tag. Instead, it just nests it inside.

    In the wiki, I frequently saw this with both SIZE and FONT tags.
     
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