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The Imperfectionist

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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  10:25:31  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On SFN, when I click on a format button (e.g. Bold, Underline, etc.), it always put the tags-- open and closed-- at the end of whatever I'm typing. In other forums, however, I can highlight a word and then click the appropriate button and have the tag open at the start of my highlight and close at the end. This is useful when I see something I want to bold or put into Italics, but less so when it just spits the tag out at the end.

Is this an issue with Chrome or Macs, or a larger forum problem?

Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  11:08:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it's an issue with non-Internet Explorer.

Snitz-forum software is 10+ years old, and coded if not exclusively for IE so at least in mind that it was the dominant browser at the time.

I use FireFox these days, but in order to have the "correct" editor-behaviour I have installed a FireFox-extension which allows me to open a link in IE via the context menu. It's called "IE View". I use this whenever I want to write a post to SFN.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  11:10:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

Is this an issue with Chrome or Macs, or a larger forum problem?
Huh. It works in IE 8. Does not work in Firefox.

I never use those buttons, so I don't know how long they've been broken.

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Evil Skeptic

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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  14:47:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Larry is still using IE, mostly. He's like addicted to all things MS.

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Skeptic Friend

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Posted - 11/03/2011 :  16:46:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send chefcrsh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's been that way since my first post here.
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