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Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by nativeozzie » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:07 am

I have an issue with long posts. Every attempt to edit further down the page of long posts results in the message window jumping back up to the top view all the time, so you have to do it blind. This is absolutely driving me crazy - in the end, I have to cut all the info out of the post into note pad, edit it there and then paste it back.

And did I mention, most of the time it doesn't even allow me to highlight all the text because it's constantly flashing and jumping back to the top. What can we do about this, we can't take it much longer and it's making our forums unworkable.

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by AdamR » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:52 am

How long of a post are you referring to? What browser are you using?
What style is your board using, and can we get a link to your board?

The contents of the text box when editing a page is handled locally on your computer by the browser, and is unrelated to phpBB. Some browsers have more trouble than others when dealing with large amounts of text in a field.

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by nativeozzie » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:03 am

Hi, if a message box is say, 25 high, if a post is 40 or more high there's a problem.

Happens in the very latest IE and google chrome browser.

Forum link is http://ipclan.rsblogscape.com

The style is rainbow_pearl from icyphoenix.

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by AdamR » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:07 am

I have registered a new account (AdamR), but it requires Admin Activation. I would like to be able to see the posting screen to get a better idea of the issue. :)

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by nativeozzie » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:13 am

It is activated.

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by AdamR » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:41 am

It does appear to be a style related issue, likely related to the textarea CSS properties. I tested with all of the major engines: IE6/7/8, Chrome 1/2, Safari 3/4, Firefox 3/3.5/3.6a1pre, and Opera 9. It is only happening for me in Internet Explorer.

I'll move this to the Styles Support forum. :)

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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by Arty » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:48 am

Its a well known IE8 bug. It doesn't like when size is assigned to textarea via css.

There are two solutions: first one is for advanced users and it will need slight adjustments to work with that style because that style is subsilver based: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1700275

Second one is to force IE8 to emulate IE7. Add this to overall_header.html somewhere near beginning of file:

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<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
then purge cache in admin control panel (big button on acp main page)
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Re: Cannot Edit Long Posts (Driving me Insane)

Post by Pony99CA » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:20 am

CyberAlien wrote:Its a well known IE8 bug. It doesn't like when size is assigned to textarea via css.
Wow, I hadn't heard that. I'd say I'm glad that I haven't upgraded yet, but I use Firefox most of the time anyway. ;) I keep IE 7 for sites that don't work in Firefox and browser testing of my Web sites.

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