Make compose section of chat window bigger

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JonW

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Jun 10, 2022, 10:05:12 AMJun 10
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Is it possible to make the "compose" section (the bit where you type your message) of the chat window bigger? ie, taller than one line of text?  It just feels like I'm trying to type through a letterbox.

Sergey Ilinykh

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Jun 10, 2022, 10:07:44 AMJun 10
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maybe this options.ui.chat.use-expanding-line-edit may help



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Sergei


пт, 10 июн. 2022 г. в 17:05, JonW <jon.w...@gmail.com>:
Is it possible to make the "compose" section (the bit where you type your message) of the chat window bigger? ie, taller than one line of text?  It just feels like I'm trying to type through a letterbox.

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JonW

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Jun 10, 2022, 10:54:54 AMJun 10
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Hi Sergei

Many thanks for such a quick response.

JonW

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Jun 10, 2022, 4:48:24 PMJun 10
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Sadly,  options.ui.chat.use-expanding-line-edit  doesn't achieve what I wanted — it was already set to 'true', and simply makes the window taller as you type a new line.

What I want to do it make the compose section a minimum of two or three lines high by default, just so it's not such a narrow strip to begin with.

(And yes, it's more an aesthetic thing than a functional one; but they're often related, insofar as it's harder to use functions that you find off-putting.)

Sergey Ilinykh

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Jun 10, 2022, 5:00:52 PMJun 10
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I see. Then maybe options.ui.chat.chatedit-height
But the logic behind this option is quite tricky. I guess it won't work reliably.

Best Regards,
Sergei


пт, 10 июн. 2022 г. в 23:48, JonW <jon.w...@gmail.com>:

JonW

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Jun 11, 2022, 7:50:04 AMJun 11
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Hi Sergei

Thanks again for the prompt reply. 

There wasn't an existing  options.ui.chat.chatedit-height entry  (should there have been?)  so I added one, with type "int", based on the line

 <chatedit-height type="int">10</chatedit-height>

in https://github.com/psi-im/psi/blob/master/options/default.xml which  was the only reference I could find to  chatedit-height  anywhere.

But whatever value I enter doesn't have any visible effect on the chat window (or anything else).
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