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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:02 AM

The top of DU is getting cut off whenever I post

It is definitely happening on replies for a day or so now... I'm not sure I've made an OP since it started. The reply gets posted fine but the top of the page is now about the bottom of the OP. If I refresh or go to another page, it's fine... Even if I go to the same page again (foward to it, I've not tried using 'back' to it).

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Reply The top of DU is getting cut off whenever I post (Original post)
Ohio Joe Sep 2012 OP
Skinner Sep 2012 #1
Ohio Joe Sep 2012 #2
Ohio Joe Sep 2012 #3
Skinner Sep 2012 #4
Ohio Joe Sep 2012 #5
Make7 Sep 2012 #10
Make7 Sep 2012 #6
Ohio Joe Sep 2012 #7
Make7 Sep 2012 #8
Make7 Sep 2012 #9
Skinner Sep 2012 #11
Make7 Sep 2012 #12

Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:54 AM

1. Could you post or email a screenshot so I can see it?

That would be helpful to figure out the problem.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:01 AM

2. Yeah... About that...

heh, since I posted that it has stopped happening. I admit, I'm pretty wasted right now but I also saw it earlier when I was still straight, so I know it's not that If it happens again, I will get and post a screen shot. Thanks! You guys have fun, I'm loving the pics!

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Response to Skinner (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:08 AM

3. HA! It happened on the reply :)



You can see that my scrollbar on the right is at the top.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:25 AM

4. Are you able to scroll up?

Or is it not possible to see the top of the screen?

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:27 AM

5. No, that pic is scrolled to the top

It won't let you go up any more.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 03:39 AM

10. You may want to take a look at post #9:

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:44 AM

6. This may be tangentially related...

... but I have noticed that IE9 sometimes does not load pages with anchors in the web address correctly. Although I have only noticed it either not moving down to the anchor completely or just ignoring it and staying at the top of the page. Your screen looks like it isn't loading the page properly, but I wonder if it's just an erroneously drawn scroll bar blocking movement on a page loaded with anchor.

All the other major browsers seem to open pages with anchors in the web address correctly. Maybe try another browser - or play with the IE webpage compatibility settings to see if that makes a difference. Also see if some of these addresses allow you to recreate the issue:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563593#post2
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563593#post3
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563593#post4

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563580#post2
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563580#post3
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563580#post4
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563580#post5
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563580#post6

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563333#post2
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563333#post3
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563333#post4
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563333#post5
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12563333#post6


ETA: Also try scrolling down all the way and then back up, or use the down/up arrow or end/home keys to try the same thing.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:49 AM

7. I am using IE9...

I'm such a lazy bastard sometimes. I was using Firefox on my laptop and really liking it but when it got bricked and I got a new desk top, I just went back to using IE I'll get off my ass and go get Firefox and post again if it still happens. Also, I tried all of the links but the pages all loaded and worked normally.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:04 AM

8. Yeah, I saw the picture. :^)

Last edited Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:55 PM - Edit history (1)

I did the same thing when I got this laptop a month ago - I was so busy with getting all my work stuff installed and files transferred that I put off installing any other browsers for a few weeks. Although I have to say that the performance of IE9 is pretty impressive compared to its predecessors - but I still can't figure out how to set the preferences how I want in their Internet Options nonsense, so at least they kept one of the most annoying parts of the program intact.

The issue that I noticed with IE9 and links that included anchors was pretty intermittent. The majority of the time the links would work normally, but sometimes the page wouldn't move to the anchor after loading. Who the hell knows how any of this stuff works anyway?

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 03:23 AM

9. Okay, I just had this happen to me...

... when trying to see who recommended a thread in the lounge. Here's the link where it occurred:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=thread&address=1018187971&info=1#recs

What is interesting is that I was able to change the anchor in the address window to #top and get to the top of the page. But then it wouldn't show the bottom of the page when I scrolled all the way down - so I changed the anchor to #help-window (the last anchor I found in the source code) which got me to the bottom of the page, but when I scrolled all the way up - it once again did not show the top of the page.

They've been playing with the style sheets the past few days - I'm going to try something (if I can recreate the problem) to see if it's what I think it is...


ETA - So this issue does appear to be related to a change in the main style sheet. There is a new overflow:hidden; declaration in the body selector. When I override that with overflow:visible; in a user style sheet, the page loads and works normally.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:06 PM

11. I suspected that the "overflow:hidden;" might be the problem.

I added that to fix a problem on iPad. But I think I'll have to solve the problem some other way. I'll remove it.

ON EDIT: It's gone. Try doing a shift-refresh and see if the problem is fixed.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 02:53 PM

12. That fixes the top-of-the-page-not-being-displayed issue...

... on desktops (well at least on mine) - I don't have an iPad to see what the issue is there.

This top-of-the-page-not-being-displayed issue seems related to the way browsers are allotting space for the left column navigation stuff - since the size depends on what is expanded and/or collapsed and is driven by Javascript - the browser doesn't seem to be setting aside enough space for when everything is expanded.

Thanks for the quick response - aren't you supposed to be doing something else for the next day or so?

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