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Old 08-12-2005, 07:30 PM
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Default Text Editing Annoyances

When I am composing a post and trying to use the instant UUB code links or graemlins, things don't get placed at intended insertion point-- they get stuck at the end of the message. I have to highlight, cntrl+x and then cntrl+v to move it back where I want it. What's going on? Could it be a browser issue (I use Firefox)?

And while I'm on the topic, Notepad and other simple text editors act screwy too. Seems like I started noticing it when I got XP machines. It's a minor, but constant pain in the neck. [img]/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:13 AM
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I get the same in Firefox, but I'm not switching back to see whether it's better in IE! What's Notepad doing wrong, I've never seen anything odd there at all?
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:43 PM
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What's Notepad doing wrong, I've never seen anything odd there at all?

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When I try to move the cursor to a region of text I want to edit, it sort of skips over it, as though the displayed text isn't really there. If I hit my enter key to insert a new line at a point before the text, it becomes editable again.

It may have something to do with the way wordwrap works (or doesn't in this case). IIRC, this wasn't a problem in the past (before XP). I have tried other simple text editors and the same thing happens.
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:40 AM
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Seems like I started noticing it when I got XP machines.

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Old 08-13-2005, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: Text Editing Annoyances

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When I am composing a post and trying to use the instant UUB code links or graemlins, things don't get placed at intended insertion point-- they get stuck at the end of the message. I have to highlight, cntrl+x and then cntrl+v to move it back where I want it. What's going on? Could it be a browser issue (I use Firefox)?

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Yes, UBB uses IE specific JavaScript to find the caret location and plae the text there.

No idea what is up with your notepad. Try downloading Textpad and using it instead.
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:45 PM
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Yes, UBB uses IE specific JavaScript to find the caret location and plae the text there.

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Ah. Thanks.

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No idea what is up with your notepad. Try downloading Textpad and using it instead.

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I'll give it shot. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:23 PM
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When I am composing a post and trying to use the instant UUB code links or graemlins, things don't get placed at intended insertion point-- they get stuck at the end of the message. I have to highlight, cntrl+x and then cntrl+v to move it back where I want it. What's going on? Could it be a browser issue (I use Firefox)?


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As mentioned previously, this is because UBB uses IE specific code to do the insert. I have written a Grease Monkey user script to overload this behavior and make the insert work properly in Firefox.

Here is a link to the "Insert at Cursor" user script.

If you do not have Grease Monkey, look at this previous post to learn how to install and use it.
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