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When asking a question the 200px height is not enough.

This is especially true when dealing with large pieces of code: you have to do a lot of scrolling to see it all.

I'm not necessarily asking for a float out increase; perhaps we could have a nice jQuery expand button that makes it taller, or maybe some sort of user setting.

Also, I don't believe any of these things could have a negative effect, and they really would be useful.

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Use grippie.. – PeeHaa Apr 21 '12 at 11:37
especially true when dealing with large pieces of code... hmm, maybe we should make it smaller – Shep Apr 21 '12 at 11:41
this has been possible since August of 2008 – balpha Apr 25 '12 at 8:12
up vote 7 down vote accepted

In my browser (FF) there is a handle below the text area so I can drag it downwards and make it any size I want.

Chrome and all other modern browsers do the same. Text area

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It's there in Chrome too. – ChrisF Apr 21 '12 at 11:35
Yep, all modern browsers do the same. Touchscreens (ipad, etc) don't, though – Manishearth Apr 21 '12 at 11:36
<idiot> (directed at myself) – ACarter Apr 21 '12 at 11:43
I'm pretty sure this is part of WMD, not a browser feature (the actual editor input is set to resize: none). – a cat Apr 21 '12 at 11:55
loving how <idiot> (directed at myself) got 3 upvotes... – ACarter Apr 28 '12 at 14:06

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