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Google Chrome Tip: Growing Textboxes

I’m a big fan of the Chrome browser from Google. It’s lightweight, fast, and quite flexible. It also is chock full of fun extras that make it my browser of choice.

Here’s a tip for the next time you’re feeling a little cramped while typing something up in a text area online, such as on a blog or forum. Chrome allows you to click and drag on the bottom-right corner of a text box and expand it. Check it out:

This is the text entry box on a forum. If it feels a little cramped, click and drag down where indicated by the arrow.

This is the text entry box on a forum.
If it feels a little cramped, click and drag down where indicated by the arrow.

Now look at all the room you have. Very nice!

Now look at all the room you have. Very nice!

One last note. Site designers can, and sometimes do, disable this feature. (In fact, it’s disabled on the theme I use with this blog!) So if you find a site where it isn’t working, don’t worry about it. Otherwise, enjoy the freedom to stretch and grow those text boxes to your heart’s content.

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