IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

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IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by HAPDev » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:17 am

Apologies if this has been asked before.

This seems to happen on other PHPBB forums I am a member on as well.

Happens on my site too 3.0 phpbb.

Doesn't seem to happen here.

Composing a private message, after getting about 50 lines down in a post, the scrollbar forceably jumps to the top of the text input window repeatedly.

Im unable to see what I am typing. As I type, it pops down to the cursor location for the moment that i hit the key, then pops back up to the top again.

Only started happening after I got on Vista and IE8.

I assume this also happens with posting messages on the forum, and other text input boxes.

Any idea?
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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by Pit$Bull » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:37 am

Add this

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<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

to your overall_header.html

I suggest you update to the latest version 3.0.5

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by jake_ie8team » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:56 pm

It's possible that this site isn't fully standards compliant. In that case, activate IE 8's Compatibility View by clicking the icon next to the address bar that looks like a broken piece of paper. This will force IE 8 to render the page like IE 7 does, which may fix this issue. IE 8 will then conveniently continue to turn on Compatibility View whenever you visit this domain.

If that doesn't solve your problem, it may be an issue with IE 8 and Vista. Consult this guide to see if there is a solution there - How to troubleshoot Internet Explorer issues in Windows Vista and in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936215

I hope one of these suggestions helps.

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by HAPDev » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:50 pm

I spose an example is in order just to see if we can actually come up with a solid reason:

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Then just put your cursor at the end of that text and tpe something. You'll see the scrollbar jump around every letter you type. But it always jumps to the top so you cant see what you're typing.

This is not my web site but the same thing happens on my sites.

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by stevemaury » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:54 pm

This is a known IE bug which is fixed in version 3.0.5. So just update.
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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by HAPDev » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:13 pm

Thanks.

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by chris.h » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:21 am

stevemaury wrote:This is a known IE bug which is fixed in version 3.0.5. So just update.
I'm using 3.0.5 and getting this problem?

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by KFCSmitty » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:27 pm

*edit* Nevermind, fixed it.

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by beggers » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:11 pm

KFCSmitty wrote:*edit* Nevermind, fixed it.
Could you please post the exact solution? I'm having this problem, too (and I can't update yet). Thanks.

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by chris.h » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:21 am

stevemaury wrote:This is a known IE bug which is fixed in version 3.0.5. So just update.
I keep reading this however I'm using version 3.0.5 and having this issue still? do i need to update the original version 3.0.5 I downloaded?

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by KFCSmitty » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:11 pm

Hey, sorry. I had to change it in my template.

In your template directory change posting_body.html

\Styles\<StyleName>\template\posting_body.html

Look for the input box for the message..it should have {MESSAGE} in the code and replace that code with.

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<textarea <!-- IF S_UCP_ACTION and not S_PRIVMSGS and not S_EDIT_DRAFT -->name="signature" id="signature" style="height: 9em;"<!-- ELSE -->name="message" id="message"<!-- ENDIF --> rows="15" cols="76" tabindex="3" onselect="storeCaret(this);" onclick="storeCaret(this);" onkeyup="storeCaret(this);" onfocus="initInsertions();" class="inputbox">{MESSAGE}{DRAFT_MESSAGE}{SIGNATURE}</textarea>

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by beggers » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:04 am

KFCSmitty wrote:Hey, sorry. I had to change it in my template.

In your template directory change posting_body.html

\Styles\<StyleName>\template\posting_body.html

Look for the input box for the message..it should have {MESSAGE} in the code and replace that code with.

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<textarea <!-- IF S_UCP_ACTION and not S_PRIVMSGS and not S_EDIT_DRAFT -->name="signature" id="signature" style="height: 9em;"<!-- ELSE -->name="message" id="message"<!-- ENDIF --> rows="15" cols="76" tabindex="3" onselect="storeCaret(this);" onclick="storeCaret(this);" onkeyup="storeCaret(this);" onfocus="initInsertions();" class="inputbox">{MESSAGE}{DRAFT_MESSAGE}{SIGNATURE}</textarea>
KFCSmitty, you are a GOD! This actually solved the berserk cursor problem in IE8! My hat's off to you. I really appreciate your help. :D

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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by Elglobo » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:58 am

Hi,

I had exactly the same issue with phpBB 3.0.5. I checked my overall_header and I have:

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<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
I have already the code submited by KFCSmitty in my template.

Any other Idea ?
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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by Paul » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:13 pm

Its a issue with IE8, if the above tag doesnt work, the only solution probarly is changing browser.
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Re: IE 8 cursor textbox thingy...

Post by rphMedia » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:18 pm

Paul wrote:Its a issue with IE8, if the above tag doesnt work, the only solution probarly is changing browser.
FWIW, this is still an issue (3.0.6).

Is this really the only solution? Has anyone figured out why this happens?
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