Are you tired of small text areas in web forms and wish that you could simply make them bigger? Say goodbye to those small text areas with the Textarea++ extension for Firefox.


As an example of a fixed area text box, we decided to take a quick look at the comment forms here at the How-To Geek website.

The text area before installing the extension…

Setup & Installation

All that you will need to do is install the extension and you are ready to start enjoying that custom sized text area goodness. There are no options or modifications to worry about.

Textarea++ in Action

Just for fun we grabbed onto the empty text area and gave it a quick “stretch”… You can make the text area as large as you need to before you start writing!

Here is what the scrollbar function will look like on those text areas if you are not wanting to stretch the text area out…


Note: The How-To Geek website’s comment forms do have a built in scrollbar function but the forms on many other websites do not.

Have a lot that you want to write and be able to clearly see at the same time? Not a problem! You can really stretch that text area out and enjoy scrollbar goodness too. Feel free to write to your heart’s content!


If you have been frustrated with under-sized text areas in web forms, then Textarea++ will definitely bring much needed relief to your browsing experience.


Download the Textarea++ extension (Mozilla Add-ons-Discontinued]

Akemi Iwaya
Akemi Iwaya has been part of the How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media team since 2009. She has previously written under the pen name "Asian Angel" and was a Lifehacker intern before joining How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media. She has been quoted as an authoritative source by ZDNet Worldwide.
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