Dialog windows are small pop-up windows that are displayed when you use some CKEditor functions like Find and Replace
or Insert Image
. These windows display various configuration options related to a particular feature and often give you access to more advanced settings.
Dialog Window Structure
As an example, the Find and Replace
dialog window is presented below:
Find and Replace dialog window in CKEditor
When a dialog window is open, the main editor window including the toolbar is blocked.
All dialog windows contain the
button that lets you confirm the settings and return to the main editor window as well as the
button that closes the pop-up window without introducing any changes to the document.
Another way to close the dialog window and return to the editing area is to use the
button located in the top right-hand-side corner of the window or to press the Esc
key on your keyboard.
Depending on the options available for a particular feature the dialog window may contain different elements. Some windows, like the Find and Replace
pop-up presented above, may also contain tabs with additional configuration options. To navigate between the tabs simply click their labels. You can also move between tabs with your keyboard. To enter the tabs list, press the Alt+F10
shortcut while in the dialog window. To move to the next tab, use the Tab
or Right Arrow
key. To go back to the previous tab, press Shift+Tab
or the Left Arrow
Reopening a Dialog Window
Some dialog windows can be used to insert an element, such as an image or a table, into the document. After an element is added to the document, in most cases it can be edited at any time by double-clicking or selecting it and clicking the appropriate toolbar button again. The dialog window will re-open and you will be able to introduce changes to the element’s configuration options.
If you attempt to close the dialog window without saving the changes, you will be prompted to do so:
An alert window prompting to save the changes made to an element
You can either proceed without saving your changes by choosing OK
or close the alert window with the Cancel
button and save the changes.
Resizing a Dialog Window
CKEditor dialog windows all open with some default size. If, however, you would like to resize a dialog window, you can easily do it by clicking and dragging the
resizing grip in the bottom right-hand corner of a dialog window.
The image below presents a default size of the Advanced
tab in the Link
Advanced tab of the Link dialog window in its default size
Since the text entered into some text fields (particularly the Style
field) might be longer than their default size, you may wish to resize the dialog window. Use the Drag to resize
feature to change the width and height of a dialog window as needed.
Advanced tab of the Link dialog window after resizing