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Ipanema

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Posted: 03/10/02 03:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I go crazy on this forum sometimes. You get to a first page thread and everything is fine; i.e. no need to scroll the horizontal bar to read the message but then you go to the last page and you cannot read without scrolling. And, it's the same subject. Sure, you can image down the script but why is it ok on some pages and not on others?


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Posted: 03/10/02 03:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ipanema,

I don't remember who discovered the reason, but the horizontal scroll is caused by a long text line that contains no space. I am guilty of causing it when I place a link to a thread in my posts. Others cause it with their signatures (a long line of characters as a border). The display formats a page of 10 posts from some minimum to the longest unbroken string of text.

The left margin indents as poster reply to a particular person's comment instead of the thread itself.

Someone posted a URL for the forum that does not have the ads on the left side, thus, for all pratical purposes, ending the horizontal scroll. I refues to use it because the ads help pay for this forum.

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*This Message was edited on 10-Mar-02 03:36 PM by pulsar*


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Posted: 03/10/02 09:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the horizonal scroll is do to monitor size. If your monitor is too small you have to do the side ways shuffle.

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I think the horizonal scroll has do to monitor size. If your monitor is too small you have to do the side ways shuffle.

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Posted: 03/10/02 05:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do not have the ads, but sometime I have to do a lot of scrolling, Left to right, that is!
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Glad I got that answer. Now how do I get the posts to sort by date of the last post?? I have to really fiddle with it to get today's posts.


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K4VM,

You can't. It is in the design of the software. A new post will appear where the poster has replied to, as in this case. I have replied to your question and this post should be right under yours.

If everyone used the Reply button at the top, or if the SysOp your remove the reply button from the individual post every thing would be in order by date and time.


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Posted: 03/11/02 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

no18yes

The monitor size has nothing to do with it; the resolution does have a bearing. Those using 1024 by 768 or greater will need horizontal scroll less often than those using 800 by 600.

As I started this reply, no horizontal scrolling was required. I'm posting a link to a previous discussion of this issue. The link will cause those using 800 by 600 res**tion to need horizontal scrolling. I can't say what it will do for greater resolutions; I'm using 800 by 600.

*oops! forgot to put the link in*

http://www.rv.net/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/CFB/1/TID/147644.cfm

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*This Message was edited on 11-Mar-02 06:35 AM by pulsar*


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Posted: 03/11/02 07:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K4VM,

If you are referring to the new TOPICS, at the top of each forum page (not thread page) there is a Today's New Topics link which brings up a list of the most recent topics for all of the forums, with most recent at the bottom of the list.

If yor are referring to a thread, at the top of a thread there is a Show Thread Tree button that can be used to see the order of the posts; it shows dates and times. It also shows who uses the reply button for a particular person as opposed to the reply button for the thread.

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Pulsar:
Thanks alot! Now I have to horizontally scroll because of you. What a friend!!
Your explanation says it all and I thank you although, quite frankly, I don't know what I can do about it except to make the text size the smallest possible in these cases.
No18Yes.....my monitor is 19" and the monitor size has absolutely nothing to do with the need to scroll!

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