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FreeRepublic.com | 4-24-2008 | self

Posted on 04/24/2008 8:06:18 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232

Yesterday all was fine, today, on FreeRepublic and only on FreeRepublic. The text doesn't fit in my browser window, I have to keep scrooling back and forth to read it.

Any suggestions?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software
KEYWORDS: browser; text
It isn't much over sized maybe three or four letters, but it is a pain in the backside. I know the fix is probably simple, but, I haven't the vaguest idea where to start.
1 posted on 04/24/2008 8:06:18 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232
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To: deuteronlmy232

I’ve had the same problem for two days now. Being computer illiterate, I thought it was me.


2 posted on 04/24/2008 8:07:22 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: deuteronlmy232
Oh ya, it isn't in the post themselves, it is only on the page that gives a brief description of the whole story and links to the post and threads.
3 posted on 04/24/2008 8:07:39 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: PzLdr
Hey thanks I feel better now, casue I'm the same way. But my problem didn't start till today I think.
4 posted on 04/24/2008 8:08:55 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Your browser will (should) wrap the text to fit inside your browser window.

However, if someone (rudely) includes a super-wide picture or a long link containing no spaces, the browser cannot wrap, and instead increases the width of the column.

This is often the cause of the symptom you cite.

It should pass when the offending post falls off the first page.


5 posted on 04/24/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT by Petronski (When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth, voting for Hillary.)
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To: Petronski

It’s aLL the posts for me.


6 posted on 04/24/2008 8:13:34 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: All
Actually is much more than three or four letters, it is three or four words and the entire sidebar.

"In yet another alarming sign for the GOP's prospect's this fall, last night Democrats came within an inch of stealing one of the most Republican districts in"

The above is the first line of the index page, but all I get without scrolling is: "In yet another alarming sign for the GOP's prospect's this fall, last night Democrats came within an inch of stealing one of the m"

So, "most Republican districts in" is what is missing without scrolling plus the sidebar.

7 posted on 04/24/2008 8:14:03 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Ditto!


8 posted on 04/24/2008 8:14:57 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Petronski

So, I should wait an hour or so and see if it returns to normal?


9 posted on 04/24/2008 8:15:32 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: PzLdr

Yes, well, if what I describe is the cause of your problem, the one offending post forces a super-wide browser column, spreading them all out off the page to the right.


10 posted on 04/24/2008 8:16:22 AM PDT by Petronski (When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth, voting for Hillary.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Try to find a post in your queue with a super-wide photo or extra long web address. If you cannot locate one, my suggestion of the cause is wrong.


11 posted on 04/24/2008 8:17:24 AM PDT by Petronski (When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth, voting for Hillary.)
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To: Petronski
I think you're right, I just refreshed and everything seems to be back to normal. Thanks, I thought maybe I had messed up one of the settings.
12 posted on 04/24/2008 8:18:36 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: PzLdr

Try hitting the refresh button on your browser, I did and mine seems to be fine again.


13 posted on 04/24/2008 8:19:19 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: All
Thanks, I hit the fresh button and everything seems to be fine again.
14 posted on 04/24/2008 8:19:56 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

SOMEONE POSTED A HUGE POST ON ANOTHER THREAD AND NOW MY SCREEN IS THE SAME WAY! I CANNOT FIX IT EITHER!.....


15 posted on 04/24/2008 8:20:04 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: All

I spoke to soon, it’s back. I’m going to go read a book.


16 posted on 04/24/2008 8:21:22 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" God 5,000 years ago to Moses.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

This happened the other day when someone posted a long URL in the wrong spot while preparing their post. As soon as that particular post drops off the “front page,” then all will be normal.

Or as normal as it ever gets around here.


17 posted on 04/24/2008 8:24:42 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but theyÂ’re really after folding money.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

It’s a thread about an ebay auction that’s breaking the article list.

The thread preview has a link in text form that the browser can’t wrap properly.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006315/posts


18 posted on 04/24/2008 8:25:34 AM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: deuteronlmy232

I have had the same problem for the past 4 days. Hitting refresh does not help.


19 posted on 04/24/2008 8:31:15 AM PDT by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
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To: deuteronlmy232

It has nothing to do with refreshing, too large a graphic, etc. It just started doing this, intermittantly, a few days ago. Changing settings on my browsers, computers (several), etc. does not fix it. Then suddenly it goes away on all my computers. It DOESN’T occur when I use IE, only Firefox.


20 posted on 04/24/2008 8:32:34 AM PDT by norcal joe
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To: PzLdr

ditto


21 posted on 04/24/2008 8:35:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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BUSH'S FAULT!
22 posted on 04/24/2008 8:35:56 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Me too.

Ditto.

By the way, here is a new one:

Rather than having a choice of reading all categories, there could be something that would block out separate subjects.

One is those daily prayer threads to include those for Bush and daily photos of him. Maybe they could be put in a separate category.

I am not anti pray or religion. For many of us, it is a private matter not to be shoved down our throats.

Don’t bother to flame me because will not be responding. I have said what I have wanted to say for about 8 years.

As they say in Spanish: “He dicho. Punto final.”


23 posted on 04/24/2008 8:39:58 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: deuteronlmy232
Had that problem a couple times, including this morning. Fixed it by panning to the extreme right on the brouse page and where is says "brevity: header / text", hit first one then the other, and it cleared up.

Good luck!

24 posted on 04/24/2008 8:40:26 AM PDT by Don Carlos (No 8 Do)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Ditto here but only on the list of threads. For several days now.


25 posted on 04/24/2008 8:43:56 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: evets
BUSH'S FAULT!

We're all DOOOOOOOOMED!

26 posted on 04/24/2008 8:56:37 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her)
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To: deuteronlmy232
I have to keep scrooling back and forth to read it. Any suggestions?

Taking a course at a computer scrool might help... :-)

Yeah, I know, let those who have never made a typo cast the first stone and all that. But I've been feeling snarky lately and so I have decided to share it...

27 posted on 04/24/2008 9:04:16 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: The Electrician

computer scrool ???????????


28 posted on 04/24/2008 9:45:38 AM PDT by B4Ranch ( Rope, Tree & Traitor; Some Assembly Required || Gun Control Means Never Having To Say I Missed You)
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To: deuteronlmy232; John Robinson

Same problem.

It has ruined my life!


29 posted on 04/24/2008 1:53:31 PM PDT by donna (McCain answers the red phone: "Hola!")
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