I was just wondering whether anyone else is annoyed by the curious & sporadic behavior of Drupal of making the widths of the text-input-fields very large, when starting to edit a node.

The widths of the text-input-fields (by default: "Body" & "Summary") get as much as 2 times the width of my computer screen.

Would anyone know how to get under the hood, to try and come up with a fix?

I am also not sure about the origin of the behavior, which sometimes does show up; and at other times don't.


  • Sounds as if you are talking about WYSIWYG editor; which module are you using - WYSIWYG, CKEditor or something else? Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 8:22
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    @VincentVerheyen What admin theme are you using? Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 8:27
  • @Topsitemakers I'm not using any editor, but edit the nodes directly via Drupal's admin theme. My default theme is a custom Bootstrap & my administration theme is Seven. I mainly use Firefox 37. It might very well be a browser-related issue. In Chrome & Safari, the problem isn't appearing on the first trials.
    – O0123
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 9:27
  • @J.Reynolds Changing e.g. to Stark keeps the same issue. However: changing to other admin themes does appear to change the issue, but not entirely resolve it. All the other themes which I have tried, still show a similar issue (now both in Firefox & Chrome): now the text-fields have a good width, but everything (the GUI-panels containing the text-fields) is shifted to the right. This is at least an improvement, since it requires only 1 mouse-action per edit to correct. Thanks.
    – O0123
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 9:27
  • @J.Reynolds And then ... after changing the admin theme a couple of times: now the ISSUE IS RESOLVED, NO MATTER WHAT ADMINISTRATION THEME ONE CHOOSES. =) Good, but strange news. If you would like, you can post an answer, saying: just fiddle around by changing the admin themes & the issue might be resolved.
    – O0123
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 9:34

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With the help of the adept question by @J.Reynolds

Might solve this issue: (did so for me)

Just change the administration theme a couple of times

This can be changed at Appearance >> Administration

  • To which you can navigate manually using the administrative overlay

  • Or to which you can arrive directly, by default, via www.Your-Website-Domain/#overlay=admin/appearance

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