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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

scroll bar problem

don't know if admins read meta much any more so adding this here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240139319

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Kali Sep 2012 OP
Make7 Sep 2012 #1
Kali Sep 2012 #2
Make7 Sep 2012 #3
Kali Sep 2012 #4
Grateful for Hope Sep 2012 #5

Response to Kali (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. The problem seems to be the main.css style sheet.

Specifically this part:

body {
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: .8125em; /* 13px (see note above) */
text-align: center;
margin: 0px auto 0px auto;
padding: 0px;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
position: relative;
z-index: 0;
overflow: scroll;
}

The highlighted declaration is new. Anyone that is comfortable setting up a user style sheet or is using a browser add-on to do user styles can fix the issue by adding the following:

body {
overflow:visible !important;
}

Tested in Opera (since it is so easy to do user style sheets). I probably will do some testing in other browsers shortly, but I doubt that is even necessary.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. I did not notice when it went away, but it is gone for me now.

I understood you directions for fixing spell check in the subject line but THAT seems out of my realm

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 05:07 PM

3. Well, the admins fixed the style sheet...

... so you don't have to figure out how to do user style sheets if you don't want to. Although I should point out how useful they can be for modifying the appearance of websites to what you want.

Some of things I am doing with user style sheets on DU3:
  • hiding signatures
  • adding a rounded border and drop shadow to excerpt boxes
  • changing the 'edited text' message color and location (made it gray and right justified)
  • hiding the post count and associated icons by the username in posts
  • etc.
Some browsers make it really easy to implement user style sheets (e.g. Opera), other browsers are pretty easy to do them with add-ons (e.g. FireFox and Stylish), and some seem to want to make it as difficult for me as possible.

Anyway, what you really need in order to do user style sheets effectively is a decent knowledge of cascading style sheets - or someone with that knowledge to help you out. Fortunately the admins here are using external style sheets for the vast majority of formatting on this website - which means it is possible to change how lots of things appear in your browser with user style sheets.

Don't like the color of the 'edited post' message? Change it.  Don't like that excerpts aren't indented anymore? Change it.  Don't like rambling responses to your posts? Umm... can't help you with that one.

-Make7

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Response to Make7 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. thanks, it helps my slow learning to even know about this stuff

and I don't mind the ramble at all, especially if a touch of humor is added as it was

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Response to Make7 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 10:08 PM

5. As usual, amazing information, Make7

While I currently program for a living, I am clueless when it comes to cascading style sheets. Am going to do some studying here as I would really like to customize my DU view.

Thanks for this invaluable advice.

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