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Unread postby Bob Davies » Fri Apr 9, 2010 10:22 am

Does anyone else have the problem that when a post becomes longer than the size of the editing window, the bottom of message disappears out of sight (in spite of the scroll bars being present), making editing and viewing very difficult? If so, is there a fix?

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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby MRFS » Fri Apr 9, 2010 10:40 am

Yes, I get it quite regularly. The cursor seems to prefer (once the quoted or composed message reaches a certain length) being anchored to the top left-hand corner at the start of the message. I initially put it down to my clumsy tryping skills - it does tend to happen after you've previewed the message.

What I tend to do is once the cursor is sulking in this manner is cut and paste the message into something like notepad and carry on typing - fortunately I can remember the [list] [img] [*] [i] [b] [url] commands. After that I cut and paste out of notepad into the forum and negotiate my way round the text using the arrow keys.
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby Keith » Fri Apr 9, 2010 7:00 pm

I too find this problem. I've noticed it often if I want to quote a short part of a long message, I have to delete the unwanted parts bit-by-bit.
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby Adrian the Rock » Fri Apr 9, 2010 8:34 pm

Oddly enough, I've never had the problem here, but do have exactly that when I use the FGW Coffee Shop forum, which I suspect uses similar software. (This one's phpBB, isn't it?)
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby John Hinson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:20 am

Adrian the Rock wrote:Oddly enough, I've never had the problem here, but do have exactly that when I use the FGW Coffee Shop forum, which I suspect uses similar software. (This one's phpBB, isn't it?)

Yes, this is indeed PHPBB. I have never had this problem here but wonder if it is a browser issue - could those who are experiencing this please let me know what browser and especially what version of it you are using. You can usually find the version number via Help > About in the menu system.

That being said, all might be resolved when I can find a spare couple of hours to sit down and carry out an install of an upgrade to the software that runs the forum.

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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby MRFS » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:42 am

I use two browsers - and I've had the 'issue' (if you want to call it such) in both Chrome and IE.

Chrome version: 4.1.249.1045 (42898)

IE version: 7.0.6002.18005
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby Adrian the Rock » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:58 am

I'm using IE 8.
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby Bob Davies » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:19 am

IE 8.0.6001.18702 here
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby S&TEngineer » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:16 pm

Its not just me then :shock:

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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby John Hinson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:37 pm

MRFS wrote:I use two browsers - and I've had the 'issue' (if you want to call it such) in both Chrome and IE.

Chrome version: 4.1.249.1045 (42898)

IE version: 7.0.6002.18005


That is interesting! I would have loved to blame it on IE8 as that particular piece of software is not in my good books at the moment*, but obviously it isn't that.

I suppose I should now be asking a second question - what operating system are people using?

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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby MRFS » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:59 pm

<whisper> Vista </whisper>

[Goes away and hangs head in shame] :D
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Unread postby S&TEngineer » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:25 pm

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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby John Webb » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:31 pm

I have occasionaly experienced this problem since having a new lap-top running Windows 7 (Home Premium version), but have been unable to tie it down to any particular cause, alas.
Browser is IE 8, version 8.0.7600.16385.
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby Bob Davies » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:34 pm

Win XP Prof SP3 - still works like a dream.
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Re: Composing posts

Unread postby John Hinson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:33 pm

OK, no common feature there either, but thanks anyway.

Please be patient until I install the upgrade and then, if it is still happening I will take it up with the developers and see if they are aware of any such problems . . . and the solutions.

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