MT Entry Body box
April 25, 2005 7:37 AM   Subscribe

I'm using MT for a few web projects, and my only beef so far is that the Entry Body box is difficult to work in, because it's so small. Is there any way to expand that?
posted by adampsyche to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
There are desktop applications that will post to an MT account. They'll provide a richer edit environment. Have you looked into something like that?
posted by willnot at 7:42 AM on April 25, 2005

posted by muckster at 7:49 AM on April 25, 2005

No, willnot, can you point me to something?

Thanks, muckster, checking that now...
posted by adampsyche at 7:51 AM on April 25, 2005

Zempt (semi-self link) might also work.
posted by null terminated at 7:58 AM on April 25, 2005

I haven't used very many myself. Mostly, I was blogging sites that I found, so it never made sense for me to leave the browser where I found the site to go to a desktop application. Given that, others can probably give you better recommendations. I've used Kung-log for OS X. It seemed to do the job OK. It looks like that program has become something called Ecto. It works cross-platform.

There's a 6 month old review of various clients here.
posted by willnot at 8:00 AM on April 25, 2005

If you're on a Mac, you might want to try MarsEdit, from the fine folks behind my favorite RSS reader, NetNewsWire. I've only played around with MarsEdit a bit, but from what I can tell, the two programs integrate pretty well, which is an added plus.
posted by lewistate at 8:32 AM on April 25, 2005

If you use Firefox, I am betting there is a GreaseMonkey script or extension that will allow you to resize <textarea>s.

Oh, check this post, especially the comments. Including GeaseMonkey and Resizeable Textarea Extension.
posted by misterbrandt at 8:38 AM on April 25, 2005

After finding the link I proposed above, I actually installed the Resizable Textarea extension, and it is amazingly perfect. Just grab any textarea to enlarge/reduce. Is it too gauche to second myself?
posted by misterbrandt at 8:43 AM on April 25, 2005

nice, misterbrandt. works prefectly.
posted by adampsyche at 9:49 AM on April 25, 2005

null terminated: None of the download links for Zempt seem to work.
posted by xmutex at 10:51 AM on April 25, 2005

Conversely, you could edit the corresponding .tmpl file to change the field's size.
posted by rhapsodie at 10:53 AM on April 25, 2005

Was just gonna suggest the Textarea extension, or another new ability is you can use the AltTemplatePath configuration setting to have MT use your own entry .tmpl file instead of the one that's built in.

This is covered in the AltTemplatePath setting in your mt.cfg file.
posted by anildash at 8:06 PM on April 25, 2005

Thanks, Anil, I'll check that out...
posted by adampsyche at 4:19 PM on April 26, 2005

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