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    Perhaps another 'bug'?

    When I want to create a post, I have found that my "composition" area is about half the size I want it to be (I have tried Binary and ValleyofKings). When I flip back to the old Skin Blue(L), the composition box will be the size I had indicated in my display preferences (Columns 80 and rows 20). I use Firefox .8 and thought maybe that was the problem but I checked the IE side of things and it still seems to be the incorrect size. I have dumped my "cashe" to clean up possible reloading of older pages but that didn't seem help anything either. So I don't know if it is a "just me" problem or if others may be experiencing this.

    I like the new method of switching to get the skin and size of choice! It is fun being able to 'change my mind' so quickly! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for all of the effort in creating a great place to Lounge! <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48>

    ps: I should add that the "preview box" is correct in size!


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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    I found that too, Skitterbug. I went in to my Profile and increased the width of the Text Box to 200 and it has corrected the problem. I "think" it might have something to do with the fonts and other stuff that Mark has used in the new skins, but I'm not sure. In any event, I'm not aware of any ill effects from doing so. I also tried numbers well above 200 and those were rejected as invalid, so I don't know what the max number is. Works for me so far.

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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Al. I will head back to my "display settings" and take care of my numbers!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> .......Well, after experimenting with this a bit, I found that by setting my columns to 150, my "composition" box was exactly the right size to suit me. I am using VallyofKings currently. The 200 size put it practically "off the page" <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I wouldn't have known to set this any differently without your help!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Thanks for raising this issue, and Al for providing the solution. I was wondering what I had done to limit the size of the composition box.

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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Well, I have to confess. I was responsible for that problem but I did not realize it until just now, and I've made the requisite fixes to the skins to correct it. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> As soon as they have been uploaded to the Lounge you should see the fix.
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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Skitter,

    Have you noticed whether this issue was corrected with the last batch of updates to the new skins?
    -Mark

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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Hi Mark,

    So far what I have found, with the several skins that I played with, is that it doesn't seem to matter what number of the TextArea Column I choose, it will still display correctly across the page for me. I could not type in 10 as that caused an invalid entry. But I experimented by using from 20 to 200 and the composition box would still display the same width. It made no difference what I used. It would be displayed across my entire page and it lined up properly with the edges (if you understand what I mean).

    I did find that if I changed the number of the text area rows, it would adjust the height of my composition box. I usually keep it at 20 rows.

    Presently I am using the Desert (L) skin with my Firefox .9 browser and it is really well done! A very nice blending of colors!! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

    Hope this helps!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I wonder how everyone else is getting along with this?


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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    > I wonder how everyone else is getting along with this?

    Judging by the display from a Skin Search I guess I'm not the only one who prefers to stick with the familiar.

    StuartR

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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    That's what I was hoping I would hear. I made a change to the skins to ensure that the text box was 100% of the width of the screen, regardless of columns.

    Thanks for the compliment but I was not the designer of Desert. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> That was either <!profile=Kel>Kel<!/profile> or <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> that was responsible for that one. The only claim that I can make to the previously existing skins are a few minor updates, such as the appearance of the scrollbars in Internet Explorer (something that Firefox and other browsers do not support).
    -Mark

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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    You are definitely not alone!
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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Mark,

    The two that I keep going back to are Puzzle (L) and VallyofKings (L). I like the larger size because I keep my desktop set at 1024X768 so this size works well for me! Thanks for fixing this composition box too. I was wondering, as I was "testing" it in the various browsers that I have, if that is what you had done, changing the size to correspond to whatever size the webpage was, or however you did do it. It does work! Thanks!


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    Re: Perhaps another 'bug'?

    Aye, now I can claim authorship of those two skins. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I noticed a style definition that somehow got left out of the new skins that existed in all of the previous ones. It was a simple declaration that told all message composition boxes to fill to 100% of the size of the table cell they appeared in...a minor oversight, but with dramatic results!
    -Mark

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