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Author Topic: what's with the scroll-bars?  (Read 5721 times)

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what's with the scroll-bars?
« on: October 10, 2006, 11:30:25 PM »
have anyone noticed that sometimes the posts have scrollbars eventhough there is nothing to scroll? there isn't even a line-feed or hard return. in my case, i usually hit 'enter' twice to get rid of them. anyone with a better solution?

the mysterious scroll-bar
scrollbars-shot-1.png

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 12:03:03 AM »
I haven't seen that one, but I have seen a lot of whitespace...and the longer the post the bigger the space:

http://appsapps.info...stuff/whitespace.png

And it doesn't happen all the time...but it happens often and it's a royal pain.

You don't want to know what it's like for me to look at this post:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5440.0

That page has so much whitespace that SnagIt chokes on it and can't capture the page. :o

Those scrollbars you get would be a blessing to me.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 12:20:01 AM »
That page has so much whitespace that SnagIt chokes on it and can't capture the page. :o

Those scrollbars you get would be a blessing to me.
wow, i have to agree with you.. all those whitespaces is sure to get on people's nerves. so, it's just not me who is having these kind of problems.. btw, i am using firefox 1.5.x

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 12:35:51 AM »
that sure is weird..
can i get a clarification from people who have different browsers installed as to which browsers this occurs on? i've never seen this problem myself.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 01:07:22 AM »
Never seen it. Opera 8.52 here.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 01:19:16 AM »
I've never seen either problem.  Currently running Firefox 1.5.0.2 on WinXP SP2.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 02:04:02 AM »
AOL Explorer 1.5 (IE 6 - XP Home SP2)

I thought it was just me having this whitespace problem.

Seems to only occur when opening pages in a new tab from a link (like the unread posts page)...and only this forum. I don't have a problem with other websites or other forums.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 02:23:43 AM »
Seems to only occur when opening pages in a new tab from a link (like the unread posts page)...and only this forum.
in my case, if i use the delete key or backspace key then the scrollbars will appear when previewed.

maybe we can start a poll to see how many are affected by these mystery scrollbars and whitespaces. ;)

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 02:27:31 AM »
app, can you check out www.simplemachines.org and see if you have the problem on their forum?

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006, 02:51:26 AM »
tks for the tip, mouser. and on the forums, i found this. any chance it could be the reason?

i'm going to search for the whitespace problem as well..

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2006, 05:00:50 AM »
app, can you check out www.simplemachines.org and see if you have the problem on their forum?

If it has a lot of posts like this page, I do:

http://www.simplemac...x.php?topic=114669.0

screenshot:

http://appsapps.info...ff/smfwhitespace.png

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2006, 07:15:51 AM »
Opera 9.02 and a bunch of previous versions. Never seen any of the bugs mentioned :)

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2006, 08:13:27 PM »
app, maybe it's a problem with AOL Explorer? you can try installing it on some other PC and view this forum to see if the problem is replicated.

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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2006, 12:16:37 AM »
app, maybe it's a problem with AOL Explorer? you can try installing it on some other PC and view this forum to see if the problem is replicated.

No can do...my other pc is WinME, which can't run AOLex.  :(

And this seems to only happen with SMF forums. I would be interested in knowing if other IE based tabbed browsers have this problem too....like Maxthon, maybe?



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Re: what's with the scroll-bars?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2006, 01:40:41 AM »
i use maxthon as an alternate browser to view sites that give problems in firefox. why not use the same method? it's an easy way out. ;)