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  • Question

  • Hi

    I am so annoyed by this forum. I can't be the only person effected in this way, yet I can't find other complaints about these points.

    1.   When I add a code block, I seem to have all blank lines (used to separate bits of code) removed, so just scrunching everything together.

    2.   Viewing any code block, whether posted by me, or others, loses the last line or two - they are simply below the bottom of the code block window (note: no vertical scroll bars visible)

    3.   Code blocks are not line wrapped and so if the length of the code is more than a few lines, I need to scroll (the window)  to get to the horizontal scroll bar, guess how far to move it, scroll (the window) back up to offending lines, find I still need some more, and repeat this process to read each long line. This may need to be repeated so often that where it is apparent at the start, I don't any longer bother to read such posts. This obviously defeats the purpose of the forum - is MS no longer bothered with users anymore?

    Am I the only one with these issues? I use IE version 9, with no modifications (but fully updated) to view the forum. I use many other forums, and these are far and away the very worst I have found.

    Although I won't post here, I have many many other complaints about the crazy look and feel and usability of these forums.


    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland


    • Moved by Naomi NModerator Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:09 PM Forum's issues (From:Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums)
    • Edited by leshay Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:57 PM
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:43 PM

Answers

  • The issues you raise have been discussed here. I personally do not use the "Insert Code Block" feature for reasons similar to your complaints. However, that requires me to convert my code snippets into HTML, which isn't feasible for most. Still, you can insert blank lines in the HTML editor by inserting:

    <p><br /></p>

    -----

    Regarding your point 2, I recently realized this is related to the "Compatibility View". In IE9 the "Compatibility View" button is next to the "Refresh" button (both small buttons). Like me, you probably hit it by accident. When the button is blue (whatever that means), the last line of any code block with horizontal scroll bars is hidden. The fix is to click the "Compatibility View" button so it is grey. Then the last line in the code block is always visible.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:33 PM
    Moderator

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  • Yes, all are the known issues and the users have complained, but I don't think anything was done about these bugs / problems. I'll move this thread to forum's issue to re-activate attention to these issues.

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    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:59 PM
    Moderator
  • The issues you raise have been discussed here. I personally do not use the "Insert Code Block" feature for reasons similar to your complaints. However, that requires me to convert my code snippets into HTML, which isn't feasible for most. Still, you can insert blank lines in the HTML editor by inserting:

    <p><br /></p>

    -----

    Regarding your point 2, I recently realized this is related to the "Compatibility View". In IE9 the "Compatibility View" button is next to the "Refresh" button (both small buttons). Like me, you probably hit it by accident. When the button is blue (whatever that means), the last line of any code block with horizontal scroll bars is hidden. The fix is to click the "Compatibility View" button so it is grey. Then the last line in the code block is always visible.


    Richard Mueller - MVP Directory Services

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for you fix for item 2 Richard, it did indeed sort that issue (why MS would have such an issue anyway is crazy compatible or non compatible)


    Regards Les, Livingston, Scotland

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:55 PM