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Word wrap no longer works in text boxes.

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I see others noting this problem beginning in March 2015, but no solutions.

Just updated to 39.0, still the problem.

No word wrap within a text posting box on a website, instead the sentence just continues scrolling horizontally.

Apparently Firefox began doing this with 36.0.1.

Was hoping it would be fixed in the newest version, but no.


A search found this post with an illustration of the problem, in case anything is unclear:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/help-desk-site-news-site-problems/676425-word-wrap-text-entry-boxes-not.html

How could this not have been fixed between March and July?

How do I get word wrap within a text box?

Thanks.

I see others noting this problem beginning in March 2015, but no solutions. Just updated to 39.0, still the problem. No word wrap within a text posting box on a website, instead the sentence just continues scrolling horizontally. Apparently Firefox began doing this with 36.0.1. Was hoping it would be fixed in the newest version, but no. A search found this post with an illustration of the problem, in case anything is unclear: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/help-desk-site-news-site-problems/676425-word-wrap-text-entry-boxes-not.html How could this not have been fixed between March and July? How do I get word wrap within a text box? Thanks.

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

The textbox calculates a max width. It wraps for me on this site.

There are some creative css available that changes this:

See also: -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; -moz-box-sizing: border-box;

The textbox calculates a max width. It wraps for me on this site. There are some creative css available that changes this: *[http://unwrongest.com/100-percent-width-textareas/] *[https://github.com/vitalets/x-editable/issues/361] See also: -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
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Current releases (36+) support the white-space property for a text area and it is possible that the website uses white-space: pre instead of white-space: pre-wrap. The former will prevent Firefox from wrapping the text.

You can check that in the Inspector via the right-click context menu.

See:

The white-space property is now working on <textarea> HTML elements (bug 82711).

See also:

Current releases (36+) support the white-space property for a text area and it is possible that the website uses white-space: pre instead of white-space: pre-wrap. The former will prevent Firefox from wrapping the text. You can check that in the Inspector via the right-click context menu. *https://developer.mozilla.org/Tools/Page_Inspector See: *https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/36#CSS <blockquote>The white-space property is now working on <textarea> HTML elements (bug 82711).</blockquote> See also: *[[/questions/1050456]] Word wrap problems in 36.0