I'm trying to remove the distraction free mode button from the editor, but i can't make it disapear.

Here is the code im using:

  add_filter( 'wp_editor_settings', function($settings) {
    $settings['quicktags'] = false;
    $settings['dfw'] = false;
    return $settings;

Is there something i'm missing? Because this works on the regular editor.



So after researching some wordpress filters i found the teeny_mce_buttons and removed the distraction free button with this function.

  function remove_teeny_mce_btns($buttons) {
    return $buttons;

    add_filter('teeny_mce_buttons', 'remove_teeny_mce_btns');

Here is the link with the solution:


function allow_distraction_free( $expand, $post_type ) {
    return false;

add_filter( 'wp_editor_expand', 'allow_distraction_free', 10, 2);

This tested and works as per https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/wp_editor_expand/ and via https://gist.github.com/jwondrusch/41130a421a2a70b0e697 found by googling 'disable distraction free mode'. The link offers example to tailor by post type.

EDIT: screenshot added from wp 4.9.9. alpha enter image description here

  • Hi, this code had a strange behavior, it had no effect on the teeny mode activated, and on normal tiny MCE mode it just changed the place the dfw button is. – Victor Akio Aug 29 '18 at 14:53
  • HI, I'm testing in 4.9.9 alpha with very few other plugins active and there is no distraction free button mixed in with the other buttons - only the one on the far right, which disappears with code above. Perhaps the button was also being added by other code adjusting the tiny-mce? Or it's a version thing. Let us know if you figure it out. – anmari Aug 30 '18 at 6:12
  • Hi again, added screenshot above from wp 4.9.9 alpha. It looks like it is the same 'dfw' button, there is css absolutely positioning it in the top right. – anmari Aug 30 '18 at 6:31
  • Hi, Thanks for the feedback, I think it may have something to do with some code that was changing the toolbar buttons. I didn't notice there was as "fullscreen" button there. So when i removed the dfw button it started to show this fullscreen one that appears to be the same thing. – Victor Akio Aug 30 '18 at 15:43

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