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text editor glitch?
« on: May 19, 2010, 04:57:41 AM »
Hi Friends,
This isn't a suggestion, but a report of a problem.  It's been happening for quite a while.  So long that I couldn't even guess when it started.  And when it started, I didn't report it, because I thought it was probably temporary, or hoping so anyway.  Plus it doesn't prevent or disable any feature, it's just annoying.  But it has persisted now for....at least a year....1 to 2 years.  Also didn't report it because I can't think of the right words to describe it -- so please understand that.  Unfortunately, it's not something that can be captured in a screen shot.  I've never seen this or had it happen anywhere else, any other forum or text editor.

So, here goes.  I start a new topic, and can type without any problems until the message reaches a length of about 1 & 1/2 to twice the length of the message field.  When I reach that point in this message, I will type a bunch of [Shift + number] characters.  Meanwhile, I'll continue to try to describe it.  With every keystroke, the entire message text "scrolls" very fast.  In fact I would say that it jumps.  It jumps back to roughly the point where it started.  So that when it 1st starts, with every single keystroke in that line the text scrolls or jumps up one line, so that I can't see the line I'm typing.  If I type one letter, it jumps once.  If I type 5 letters, it jumps 5 times, once for each letter.  @#$%^&* Ok, it just started to jump!  And if I type at full speed, it jumps so fast that the text can't be read.

Now I'm 3 lines below the point where the text started jumping. With each letter I type, the entire text jumps back up to the point where the jumping started, 3 lines up.  I don't think that the message field is the same size as the area that contains the message after it's posted.  So in other words, if you're looking at this message as it's posted and measuring 3 lines up, it's probably not the same.

Ok, so here I am 7 or 8 lines below, and each time I type a letter, the entire text jumps beck up to where the jumping started.  When I strike each key, the entire text jumps back down to the line I'm typing.  So if I hit a key and hold it down, the text is positioned normallly where I can read what I'm typing.  And it's immediately adjacent to the bottom of the text field (there's no extra space).  But when I release the key, the text jump back up to where it started.

And actually, here's where it's confusing trying to describe it.  When I hit a key and hold it down, and I say the text jumps down, in reality it's jumping up, so that the line I'm typing (obviously the bottom line at any moment) is visible.  And when I release the key, and I say it jumps up, in reality the entire text is jumping down, concealing everything that I've typed since the problem started.  Yeah, I know, it sounds crazy, and well, it IS crazy!

There's still more info I can give you.  OH! Light bulb!  Someone could probably see what it's doing by "taking control" of my computer, you know, like a lot of tech support people do these days?

Anyway, I just wanted to add a couple more things.  When I'm typing, and the text jumps, the cursor stays where it's supposed to, with the text; in other words, it disappears along with the text I'm typing.

And finally, as I'm typing away, it's key down - text up.  And release key - text down.  After I release the key and the text goes down, hiding what I just typed, and revealing the place I was typing when the problem started -- why don't I manually scroll back down to where it's supposed to be?  Yes, I can manually scroll back down.  But the 1st keystroke I make, and it's jumping again!

Since I've never seen this happen at another forum, or in a text editor of any kind, I don't know if it's a problem on my end, or with the forum software.  I do know that it also happens, and in the exact same way, on my new laptop.  So I'm leaning towards forum software.

Anyway, I'd appreciate if someone has some time, and it's someone who knows how to do the computer sharing thing, if we could get "hooked up", just long enough to witness the problem?  OR if anyone has any idea what's going on or what might be done to fix or workaround, I'd really appreciate it :D
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Re: text editor glitch?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 03:14:33 PM »
Internet Explorer 8?  Click the Compatibility View button on the address bar.

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Re: text editor glitch?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 02:45:18 PM »
Oh ok, I found it.  Guess we'll have to wait until I have a longer message to post, to test it.  But I will definitely let you know.

Thank you very much :D
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Re: text editor glitch?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 02:45:51 PM »
 :dance:
Ok, it looks like that may have solved the problem.  I've just posted a medium-sized message without any of the jumping thing.  It wasn't really long, but I'm optimistic that the problem is solved!  (Too bad we can't edit messages in this forum, or else I could just open an old long post and just type a couple of words to test this)

Thanks again :D
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Re: text editor glitch?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 06:15:26 PM »
Feel free to use the testing forum to copy/paste some long text block and try things out.  Here's some Lorem Ipsum from the Lorem Ipsum generator (http://www.lipsum.com/) you can use if you want.

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