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Reply box in forums won't stay scrolled down

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Orphia Nay, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Orphia Nay

    Orphia Nay Flightless Bird

    When I try writing posts in some forums (not this one), after the post gets
    to a certain length (longer than the box is deep), I can no longer see what
    I'm typing.

    Or, to put it another way... the reply box won't stay scrolled down.

    I'm using IE 8.0.6001.18702

    Is this a problem with my IE settings?
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Morphias,

    Right click on the IE8 toolbar and select Compatibility View button.

    When you visit sites that do not work as expected in IE8 (standards mode)
    then press the Compatibility View button (looks like a torn piece of paper).

    Regards. the Oracle.

    "Orphia Nay" <Orphia Nay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:62611F8C-1F0D-40AA-872C-1D008199DF2D@microsoft.com...
    > When I try writing posts in some forums (not this one), after the post
    > gets
    > to a certain length (longer than the box is deep), I can no longer see
    > what
    > I'm typing.
    >
    > Or, to put it another way... the reply box won't stay scrolled down.
    >
    > I'm using IE 8.0.6001.18702
    >
    > Is this a problem with my IE settings?
    >
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Orphia Nay" <Orphia Nay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:62611F8C-1F0D-40AA-872C-1D008199DF2D@microsoft.com...
    > When I try writing posts in some forums (not this one), after the post
    > gets
    > to a certain length (longer than the box is deep), I can no longer see
    > what
    > I'm typing.
    >
    > Or, to put it another way... the reply box won't stay scrolled down.
    >
    > I'm using IE 8.0.6001.18702
    >
    > Is this a problem with my IE settings?



    This is commonly caused by "caret" handling script code. I had the same
    issue in my own phpBB based forums, and the fix for that was to add a meta
    tag to the HTML to force IE8 into IE7 Compatibility Mode (this is a lazy
    solution, but it was the only one available at the time as nobody was fixing
    the javascript itself).

    As ^rob^ has already suggested, switch IE8 into Compatibility Mode yourself
    on these forum sites and it should allow you to use the reply box as you
    expect it to work, at least until those forums apply fixes to either force
    IE to switch itself or correct the scripting.

    --
    Dan
     
  4. Orphia Nay

    Orphia Nay Flightless Bird

    Thanks very much, rob^_^ and Dan. You've been very helpful.
     

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