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Scroll appeal revisited

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 10:38 am
Again appeal to Admin if at all feasible, please provide scroll bar immediate to opening of window

I realize however that alteration of purchased software is oft very difficult so will l understand but thanks for thinking about it
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 10:43 am
@dalehileman,
why should there be a scroll bar until you've typed an appropriate amount of words
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s, the scroll bar just appeared as i typed s


MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 10:54 am
I get a scroll bar as soon as I come to a2k. Why don't you?
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 10:57 am
Scroll Bar

Over there >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Check your monitor settings.

You may have hidden it by expanding the page.

Joe(I hate that)Nation
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:02 am
@djjd62,
Yea Dj and sometimes it's even more tedious
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:06 am
@MontereyJack,
Quote:
soon as I come to a2k.
Maybe it's your operating system, smarter than mine (Mac). However some a2k windows don't even have a provision for scrolling, drives me to distraction

Where it's available it's nonetheless difficult or tedious to access per 62's post above and sometimes I just don't get one at all, however lengthy my post
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:09 am
@Joe Nation,
Quote:
Check your monitor settings.
Forgive me Joe but what's a monitor setting

Quote:
You may have hidden it by expanding the page.

Nah thanks Joe but that isn't it

What puzzles me, given our hundreds if not thousands of participants why nobody else has complained. Either I'm alone owing to a unique glitch or others simply aren't as fussy as me

In fact hardly anybody naywhefre complains about the atrocious editing routines so common everythwere in the digital community. By the sheerest coincidence in this very para are two egregious examples: Mac evidently thinks "everythwhere" and "naywhefrre" are spelled properly
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:14 am
Dale:
Don't you have a roll button on your mouse?
or
Can't you just press the Down Arrow on your keyboard?

Do you have a Mac? Then you put two fingers on the panel and slide them UP for the page to scroll Down.

Joe(yeah... backwards)Nation
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:24 am
Yes, Dale, it IS you. That's why we don't complain. Get Windows, or live with Mac's idiosyncrasies.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:31 am
@MontereyJack,
It sounds not like neither an a2k nor an OS but a browser issue.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:32 am
@Joe Nation,
Quote:
Don't you have a roll button on your mouse?
Yes of course Joe. But it scrolls the entire page

Quote:
or
Can't you just press the Down Arrow ↓ on your keyboard?
Come on Joe, the entire purpose of the roll "button" is to make unnecessary access to the keyboard

Quote:
Do you have a Mac?
That's what my No. 1 Son tells me tho I'm not sure whether Mac is the the hardware or OS

Quote:
Then you put two fingers on the panel and slide them UP for the page to scroll Down.
First of all Joe, I guess you're telling me about a tablet not a desktop and even so, when you finger-scroll a desktop doesn't it scroll the entire page rather than the contents of an editing window

Ion any case thanks for your attention to my plight and I apologize for my massive ignorance of the digital world

Curious as to what you meant by "scroll button," I inquired of my Better Half, who is much smarter than I, whereupon she explained that's what you call the mouse scrolling provision. "But," I objected, "then why don't they call it a 'wheel,' a 'roller,' a 'caster,' etc"

"You mustn't sweat the small stuff," she replied
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:35 am
Jesus forking wept . . . wait, wait, can i get you a cold drink, a sammich . . . give me your dirty clothes, i'll rush out and launder them for you . . . do you need any yard work done?

Whiner.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:35 am
Um, dale, you will notice that you have never until your last post mentioned that you were talking about the reply window rather than the site as a whole.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 11:50 am
@MontereyJack,
Quote:
that you were talking about the reply window
Sorry Jack, I suppose I could have been more explicit but I had assumed it was pretty obvious

As to Dj for instance immediately following OP
roger
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 12:12 pm
@dalehileman,
It really has been inconvenient in the reply box since the last upgrade, especially when you are trying to isolate the relevant parts of quotes of long articles. There are all kinds of workarounds, but still inconvenient.

This is under Windows Vista, and I haven't made any changes to settings after the last site upgrade.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 01:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

It sounds not like neither an a2k nor an OS but a browser issue.

I agree, it's probably a browser issue.

Dale, you need to tell us what Operating system you are using (and what version of Mac), and what browser you are using (Safari or Chrome or something else). I have multiple MAC's and can probably replicate your issues if I know what you are using.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 01:12 pm
@MontereyJack,
MontereyJack wrote:

Um, dale, you will notice that you have never until your last post mentioned that you were talking about the reply window rather than the site as a whole.

Dale, MJ is right, if the problem is in your reply window itself, then you need to place the cursor into the window before trying to scroll. Also the scroll bars won't appear until you start typing beyond the length of the window. I have the same issue(s). I usually just move the cursor around with the arrow keys to get it where I want it to be. I'll have to try it in different combinations to see whether it's an OS/Browser combination issue, or if it's just a browser issue. But I doubt it's anything which can be changed on A2K itself.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 01:31 pm
@Joe Nation,
he's talking about the reply box, not the general forum
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 01:41 pm
http://able2know.org/forum/scroll/
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 01:45 pm
@Butrflynet,
Copying this post from one of his other topics here:

Butrflynet wrote:

By the way, Dale, I did some experimenting to try and recreate the scrolling problem you've been mentioning in several of your posts. Here's what I found out.

When you are in the post composition box, it requires a minimum of 7 lines of text in that box before the software creates a scroll bar on the right side of the box. (The scroll bar was just created as I started typing this line in the box.)

Interestingly, in my experiment, it first took 14 lines for the scroll bar to be created, but that was because I had originally entered 25 lines and then started deleting them until the scroll bar disappeared. That was on the 14th line. However, if you have a fresh post composition window and start typing, it only takes 7 lines for the scroll bar to generate.

Don't know why there is a difference, but now you know what's going on and how to create the scroll bar you seek.


dalehileman wrote:

Quote:
Don't know why there is a difference, but now you know what's going on and how to create the scroll bar you seek.
Thanks again But for your interest and help with this massively confusing Megillah
 

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