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Large images & horizontal scroll bars

Started by Hardy Heinlin, Tue, 28 Jul 2009 08:39

Hardy Heinlin

Moinmoin,

when an image is embedded in a forum post and the image width is greater than the forum's standard frame, the forum software normally cuts the image at the right hand side so that the standard forum frame won't be enlarged. Horizontal scroll bars will occur at the bottom of the forum post so that the whole image can be scrolled.

I recently noticed that Vista's Internet Explorer won't cut the image and won't add scroll bars and will increase the message text all across the width of the oversized image. Has anybody else seen this? This is not a feature.

Of course, nobody uses Internet Explorer :-) But the problem may occur in some other browsers as well?

Cheers,

|-|ardy (no problem with Opera)

Shiv Mathur

Well, I am one of those strange oddities who actually uses
Internet Explorer, and yes, the image does appear full without any
need for scrolling.
I actually find that convenient (!!) -- I thought you had arranged
that setting intentionally !

Shiv

Hardy Heinlin

#2
Well, OK :-)

But if somebody posts an image that is 2000 pixels wide, the surrounding  message text will make its first line break only after 2000 pixels – unless there is a "hand made" line break in it.

Just noticed, you make your line breaks yourself, Shiv. Jeroen, too, does it, traditionally, after 80 characters or so.

Cheers,

|-|ardy

Shiv Mathur

Btw, Hardy, I also use Opera (in addition to IE), but I can't use it for
my gmail.  Only because an outgoing mail in Opera does not retain its
original formatting.  So I may place a double line-break between paragraphs,
but Opera ignores that.
And that spoils the clarity of the message.

cheers,
Shiv

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

I confirm that Opera in GMail suppresses double line feeds. It correctly retains single line feeds, including the first one of the double, but the second one disappears. Weird.

Shiv Mathur

So now Hoppie is NOT making his own line breaks !!

Hardy Heinlin

Quote from: Shiv MathurSo now Hoppie is NOT making his own line breaks !!
Right! Strange!!

!-!

Peter Sagar

Hardy,

I'm using Firefox 3 on Windows XP (SP3), and it does not trim the right side of photos in the forum. The forum frame is extended for the whole of that page, and the text break is repositioned to the extended right edge.

Peter.
Excalibur Beechcraft driver.

\"Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war.\"

Hardy Heinlin

Well, OK, if we cannot rely on the auto trim feature, I recommend to post only such images that are not wider than 600 pixels or even less; the standard frame is actually just 530 pixels wide.

Cheers,

|-|ardy

John Davis PC

OMG ... Now we know what Shiv Looks Like .... Albert Steptoe !!!   :)

Shiv Mathur

Quote from: John Davis PCOMG ... Now we know what Shiv Looks Like .... Albert Steptoe !!!   :)

Well, I much preferred Hardy's "Mr. Bond".


cheers,
Shiv

Hardy Heinlin

Either Bond or ... one of the BeeGees brothers.

!-i

Shiv Mathur

Quote from: John Davis PCOMG ... Now we know what Shiv Looks Like .... Albert Steptoe !!!   :)

Albert Steptoe !!!


My lawyers shall be in touch with you shortly, PC.

John Davis PC

Errrrrrrrmmmm   now you mention it ... Hardy was more right with one of the Bee Gees :)
Just out of interest , how long have you been a cab driver ? :)

Shiv Mathur

Quote from: Hardy HeinlinEither Bond or ... one of the BeeGees brothers.

!-i

Although I wish I could compose a song like "How Deep Is Your Love",
I'd still prefer  "Mr. Bond".  8)

Since you're a musician, Hardy, would you agree that that song HAS to end
with a fade-out ? (as it does)  ... it seems to have no natural (satisfactory)
stopping points ... none of the final phrases is REALLY final  ??  ... a sort of
perpetuum mobile ?

cheers,
shiv

Shiv Mathur

Quote from: John Davis PCJust out of interest , how long have you been a cab driver ? :)

Unfortunately, that was a short-lived career.  As soon as they
twigged that I had tampered with the meter, I was drummed out
of the trade.

Now the only job I can get is purveyor of porn to Her Majesty's butlers.
[size=8](Sorry, nothing nasty intended there ...it was just in the news recently.)[/size]

Ah, well, never mind, there is always PSX to look forward to.

Cheers,
shiv

Hardy Heinlin

Quote from: Shiv Mathur... would you agree that that song HAS to end
with a fade-out ? (as it does)  ... it seems to have no natural (satisfactory)
stopping points ...
How did they play it live on stage?

I think there are some stopping points at the end of each chorus.

Does Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" have a fade-out? :-)

Cheers,

|-|ardy

Shiv Mathur

Quote from: Hardy HeinlinDoes Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" have a fade-out? :-)


Good example, Hardy, and yes, surprisingly that had a 'definite' ending,
... but with the volume and intensity dropping steadily, I would consider that
a pseudo-ending.
Of course it's just personal opinion, but I think a fade-out would have been
more apt.

Cheers,
Shiv

Hardy Heinlin

:-)

How about "Riders On The Storm" from The Doors? Would you make a fade-out?


Cheers,

|-|ardy

John Davis PC

QuoteNow the only job I can get is purveyor of porn to Her Majesty's butlers.
(Sorry, nothing nasty intended there ...it was just in the news recently.)

I must have missed that one ... mind you it wouldnt surprise me :)
joking aside, its good to finally see what you look like Shiv :)