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stefang

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831 days ago

There have obviously been some changes to the text program while I was away. For example, when I am writing some comments to a post (mine or other’s) and I have scrolled down to the point where my first lines are invisible to continue writing , and then I want to go back to the first lines to make a correction or change something, every time I make a key stroke the cursor returns to the portion of the text I was writing prior to scrolling up to make said corrections/changes.

Is there a cure to this problem? I hope my explanation of the problem is clear.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.


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stefang

11812 posts in 1834 days


#1 posted 831 days ago

Thanks for the humor cr1. At least I can have a laugh while waiting for a solution or alternatively finding out that nobody knows what I am talking about either (I’m not even sure I do at this point).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 831 days ago

Mike
I am having similar issues. The cursor disappears, or shows up in a spot different from the real cursor. This is probably related to some change in internet explorer, or some subroutine that no longer works with some other changes. I actually write any long post in a text editor and copy and paste it into LJ’s. I will drop a note to Martin.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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stefang

11812 posts in 1834 days


#3 posted 831 days ago

Hi Jim, I think it’s a glitch in LJ because I use Safari on my Mac. I’m not sure what a text editor is. Can you explain?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GMman

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#4 posted 831 days ago

Mike and Jim I have the same problem here once in a while.
If it’s too often PM Martin.

If it’s not politics don’t expect and solution from cr1. lol

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 831 days ago

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-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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randomray

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#6 posted 831 days ago

Man I I thought it was just me with the disappearing curser . What makes it show up again for me is putting my arrow on the review button , I don’t even need to click on it . But that just works till it disappears the next time .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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daltxguy

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#7 posted 831 days ago

I tried this but did not have the same problem. Is this a Mac browser issue? I’m using Chrome on Windows Vista.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 830 days ago

Mike

A text editor is a separate program like notepad. I use something slightly different. I just write my note on a different program, and then copy and paste into LJ’s.

It may have something to do with the browser or the operation system, meaning LJ’s has a problem with different browsers. It is not our problem, it is LJ’s.

For awhile I thought it was just my system. But, since you are having a problem, it is more general.

I have notified Martin. I suspect he will figure it out.

There are constant changes in the programs used to make these sites, much of it having to do with security and virus concerns. Occasionally, there are unanticipated consequences.

By the way, if you only write short comments, the problem will not appear.

Right now, everything is working fine….........maybe it has already been fixed.

I am trying to recreate the problem, and it is no longer there…........probably fixed.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dave

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#9 posted 830 days ago

˙uʍop ǝpısdn ƃuıǝq pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ʎɯ uɐɥʇ ɹǝɥʇo ˙ɹɐɟ os ʇxǝʇ ɥʇıʍ sɯǝlqoɹd ou pɐɥ ǝʌɐɥ ı ǝʞıɯ

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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randomray

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#10 posted 830 days ago

I was having problems up to yesterday , but it’s working for me today .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 830 days ago

suoerdav721…...How in the heck did you do that?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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stefang

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#12 posted 830 days ago

Thanks guys for the help, but it still doesn’t work for me. Once a line of text is out off site and I scroll back to it to change something every key stroke returns me to where I was typing prior to scrolling up.

I will just write my comments in word when I am ‘wordy’ from now on and copy it to LJ.

Dave I hope the blood doesn’t rush to your head while typing upside down.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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HerbC

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#13 posted 830 days ago

stefang,

Try clicking the “I need more room” button just below the comment editing window.

HTH

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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doncutlip

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#14 posted 830 days ago

I think the issue is with the cursor, when you’re several lines away it seems you have to adjust it blindly. I usually scroll with arrow keys an then type something to see where it is. But I think I know the problem you’re talking about.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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stefang

11812 posts in 1834 days


#15 posted 830 days ago

Thanks for the help attempts everyone. I will try your tip Don.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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