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Trip report window

Postby George Kaplan » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:30 am

Hi Bill,

Not sure if this is a problem with just me or the site, but the text window for writing trip reports was going wonky on me. The vertical scroll-bar on the text window keeps automatically shifting back up to the top of the page whenever I try to type or highlight a link. I ended up just writing everything in word and pasting it in, but I don't remember the text window ever behaving this buggy on me before.

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Re: Trip report window

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:34 pm

Let me guess... Internet Explorer v8?
I've noticed this behavior sometimes when you put a large amount of text in a text box like the one on the TR Add page. It does the same thing when I put a lot of text in a forum thread - it jumps up and down when I try to go to the next line when I'm at the end. So, it's not specific to the TR Add page, the forum does it with completely different pages from a 3rd party.

I have not been able to get it to do this in Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

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Re: Trip report window

Postby wildlobo71 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:37 pm

Bill, I had the same problem in recent forums... every word I typed seem to make the text field jump around and bounce. After a while I began to "trust" my typing then use the preview option to correct my errors.

It doesn't bounce around in Opera, either.
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Re: Trip report window

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Try using 14ers.com in "Compatibility Mode" by clicking the Compatibility Button (next to the refresh button) near the top of IE8.
This worked for me.

Here's a link about this IE8 bug: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=309186.0

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Re: Trip report window

Postby George Kaplan » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:39 pm

Wonderful! That did the trick. Thanks!

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Re: Trip report window

Postby CarpeDM » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:20 am

I've run into this, too, and was just about to add a new topic when I found it was already addressed. I'll try the fix. Thanks!
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