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Why is my EDITBOXHEIGHT preference ignored?
Recently, I found that this was ignored from my user preferences page:
* Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 55
Checking my spelling vs. the documentation
seemed to indicate that my spelling was correct; and, after all, it worked last week, why does it fail this week?
I was led a merry chase
trying to figure out why, including examining default preferences, user preferences, FINALPREFERENCES, and various macros that attempt to help with debugging.
Now that I have found the answer, I am posting it here for benefit of anyone else doing a google search on terms such as these:
- foswiki preference EDITBOXHEIGHT
- failed fails error ignored wrong adjust adjusted default bigger smaller too big too small
The answer is that if you have touched the little arrows below the edit box:
then a cookie is written with the height that you adjusted it to, and your user preferences are silently ignored.
Firefox shows me that there is a cookie called
and after deleting it, the EDITBOXHEIGHT preference works as described in the documentation.
- 21 Oct 2013