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How to Get "Post Reply" Text-Box to Always Show Full Editor?

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BuddhaNature

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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 11:30 am

If I visit a new thread and want to post a reply then there is a "Post Reply" text-box at the foot of the page into which I can type a new reply. That's fine.

However, that text-box doesn't show all the various ways in which I can affect the the text I'm typing. For example, no buttons at the top of the text-box for "Bold", "Italics", "Underline", enter "URL", etc.. To get to see those buttons I have to type something, anything, into the "Post Reply" text-box then click on the "Preview" button. (Once I get the Preview showing then the buttons appear.) I don't like to have to do that all the time.

Is there any way to get those text formatting buttons to always show up above the "Post Reply" text box?
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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 11:37 am

Use the "Quote" option, that will give yo the full editor.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 2:55 pm

The box on bottom of threads is just a Quick Reply box. You can click on the [POST REPLY] button on top or bottom of thread to then go to the advanced Reply box. As said the [Quote] button on post you are replying to will also send you to the advanced Reply box.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Okay, thanks for the responses - they are actually helpful. That said, I would think it better if the Quick Reply box had all the editing at the top by default - would make life a bit simpler, I think. I can't think of reason what that isn't so.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2017, 3:03 pm

I can't think of reason what that isn't so.

Likely because most posts are plain text and don't require emojis or HTML tags.

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