hi forum admin,
there's something wrong when i try to write posts (replies to posts) on this forum: my cursor gets lost halfway through my post and i can't write anymore. after a few minutes of waiting it reappears somewhere in the post and then i can continue for a bit, then it disappears again. what's going on? i've got a bog-standard windows pc and i'm using firefox.
it's driving me crazy.
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Here is some more on this issue:
What I'm experiencing is that in some areas within the "post reply" box the cursor behaves funny: I can move the arrow around no problem, but when I click to place the "writing cursor" there and do some editing, I can't. The work around is to place the cursor some where outside this area and then move it with the arrow keys. This area is placed in the middle of the box, and what I think is happening is that the blinking cursor is just invisible there. That's probably the reason it looks like you can not write.
I'm writing this post from a different computer, so it can not be the machine. It is also a PC with Firefox 2. I do not think the version of Firefox is an issue since my other computer has the latest one.
Another thing that I noticed is that the spelling checker plugin for Firefox doesn't work either. It identifies (red underscore) misspellings, but you can not open (right click) the box with suggestions.
I've just posted using Firefox v2 without this error but i will change a few things shortly to attempt to fix your issue. I will need to turn off the character and word counter during this test. Please note that we have hundres of users using Firefox and that i believe that this is either a new problem that has only just started or it only effects a small number of users. Still, i will investigate and resolve the problem. ;-)
I have now figured out the problem. I had this problem on Safari browser also last week. Its the 'Please Wait' pop up layer that stays above the post reply on screen but is invisible. I will investigate further.
This is a bug within FireFox v2. They have fixed the problem in Firefox 3, so, please install the new version of Firefox to fix this error. Thanks for the feedback. (up)
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The text in my posts looks fine while I'm writing it, but loses all the paragraphs when it's posted and compresses the whole lot into one big unreadable chunk of text. It's only been happening since I downloaded Firefox 3.0.1 a day ago (was ok in the previous version.) It is also ok in IE 6, as I edited one of my squashed posts in IE and it looked fine when it was saved. I'm using a PC with XP.
Edit - it's done it with this post too.
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