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Walter Runck

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Editing pane pain
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:43:52 AM »

I'm having trouble working in the lower part of the editing pane when replying.  The pane doesn't want to stay on the part of the message I am working on unless it is near the top/beginning, so I end up typing blind and doing a lot of preview or composing offline and then pasting it in (tough technique when quoting or hyperlinking).

Am I doing something wrong, or just a victim of my own windiness?
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Chris Johnson

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 09:11:15 AM »

I also have this problem with longer posts.

Do shorter ones!  ;)

What web browser do you use? I am currently on Internet Explorer 7.
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Walter Runck

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 09:33:07 AM »

IE 8.  I'm not real computer savvy, so problems like this tend to stump me.

Leaving thoughts stuck in my head is not a good option either.  They tend to fester and rot, leading to all kinds of strange things.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 09:55:35 AM »

IE 8.  I'm not real computer savvy, so problems like this tend to stump me.

As far as I can tell, this is not your fault.

My copy of IE 8 does exactly the same thing.

You have choices:

  • You can carry on as before.
  • You can copy and paste to and from a text editor.
  • You can download Firefox or Chrome, both of which work OK.
  • You can buy an Apple computer and use Safari.
  • You can give up on long posts.

There are probably other options as well.   ;)
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Walter Runck

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 10:22:43 AM »

IE 8.  I'm not real computer savvy, so problems like this tend to stump me.

As far as I can tell, this is not your fault.

My copy of IE 8 does exactly the same thing.

OK, here goes with Firefox

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You have choices:
  • You can carry on as before.

Would prefer to find a better way

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  • You can copy and paste to and from a text editor.


Awkward to insert quotes - like this.

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  • You can download Firefox or Chrome, both of which work OK.

Had Firefox, hadn't thought to try it until your suggestion.

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  • You can buy an Apple computer and use Safari.

Buy one?  I thought it was part of my TIGHAR membership kit?  2011 version of the secret decoder ring!

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  • You can give up on long posts.

Not likely.  They're too cathartic

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There are probably other options as well.   ;)

This will work, thanks.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2011, 01:02:26 PM by moleski »
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 01:04:11 PM »

... This will work, thanks.

Great!

I modified your post to fix the alternation of quote/unquote.    8)
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Walter Runck

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 01:48:38 PM »

... This will work, thanks.

Great!

I modified your post to fix the alternation of quote/unquote.    8)

Thanks for cleaning that up.  I tried, but got lost and stopped before I wiped out everything.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Editing pane pain
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 03:20:49 PM »

I modified your post to fix the alternation of quote/unquote.    8)

Thanks for cleaning that up.  I tried, but got lost and stopped before I wiped out everything.

It's a tricky business.  It took me quite a while to sort it all out.

I've taken to fixing broken posts without comment if I see a problem with tags.
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