Annoying Horizontal Scrolling

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pharding
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Annoying Horizontal Scrolling

Post by pharding »

Why is it that many posts extend way too far in the horizontal direction? This requires annoying use of the horizontal scroll bar which makes reading very difficult.
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JimM
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Re: Annoying Horizontal Scrolling

Post by JimM »

pharding wrote:Why is it that many posts extend way too far in the horizontal direction? This requires annoying use of the horizontal scroll bar which makes reading very difficult.


It has to do with a url link in a post. When the characters of the link extend unbroken beyond the window, so do all posts in that thread; even w/o url links.



A more savvy techie would have to advise how to prevent this. It was especially annoying on the recent post above about staining. It must have something to do with no spaces being in the link to generate a new data line within the parameters of the window.

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Post by SDR »

There is an experiment that only the author of an "offending" post could accomplish, that would be instructive: edit that post by breaking the long URL link in the middle, jumping to the next line. If there is no space made at the break, the link should operate. It would be interesting to see if this would reformat the thread to its former width. In the meantime, all posters to an expanded thread can linebreak their posts after every second line in the posting box, which will make their posts fit within the normal page width.



Incidentally, though horizontal scrolling is annoying, doing it with the "table" mouse seems far faster and easier than with the keyboard arrows or a laptop "mouse," to me. . .



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Re: Annoying Horizontal Scrolling

Post by archfan »

pharding wrote:Why is it that many posts extend way too far in the horizontal direction? This requires annoying use of the horizontal scroll bar which makes reading very difficult.


My bad. I didn't see the scrolling in the preview because of my browser settings. I replaced the big URL with a tiny URL, a free service that remembers your long URL and lets you substitute it with a smaller URL.



Sorry for the annoyance.

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Post by pharding »

Thank you archfan.
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Post by SDR »

Sweet ! It worked. . .



Thanks, archfan. You're now a member is extra-good standing ! :wink:



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By far the best way to view the forum is in a window of its own, not in the restricted frame layout. To bypass frames and go directly to the forum, save this url in your favorites: http://savewright.org/talk/viewforum.php?f=2

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