Again, thanks to you Bill and Windsun for this great site!
YES, this has been a great site, over the years ...
BUT, as a very old hand at using computers, have ALWAYS used, Hi-light and Right Click to Copy, or Cut. Just tried to Cut half a sentence from a post that had not-yet been Posted, and it took about 300 words out of the post, and going to 'My Drafts' resulted in NO recovery of the rest of the Post.
I wonder just why Modern Programmers will NOT support traditional Editing means, and furthermore, not only are these historic REFLEXES NOT supported, any attempt to use many of them DESTROYS what someone has invested many minutes in typing. These traditional Editing techniques are really REFLEXES. In one instant ... POOF, there goes 98% of a Post.
Guess that this is just a filter to discourage those who are experienced, but OLD.
Computers doing things I never wanted are a real drag. However, the "highlight and right click" works for me here the same as in any other software on my computer. I have snipped out as little as a three letter word, or as much as the entire post above. It works on my touch screen with my finger in place of using the mouse too. I believe that experience has to have some other root cause other than the Vanilla software, or was a one time kerfuffle.
Well, this behavior is a bit random ... each time that I reflexively Right Click, the application appears to retch, and varying amounts of text is lost.
This errant behavior is on two different computers. Each of these computers run Win 7HPE, with IE 11 (that is eleven ... this Font makes those ones look like they are from a different Alphabet).
Each of these machines appear to have the Double-Space on a single Enter key-stroke, AND the Right Click = vomit behavior.
If the issue were Win 7 or IE 11, then would guess that about 30 - 50% of the Posters here would also be having these issues.
Furthermore, this is the ONLY Site where this occurs ... absolutely NO OTHER sites, or environments evidence these issues, at all, whatsoever.
Do not know how this double-spacing looks to others, but have stopped editing out the extra CR/LFs.
I do not know about any of the details, but, perhaps it is good that it makes Posting here somewhat less pleasurable ... hate to keep carping on the same stuff ... perhaps the double spacing might be an attempt of some Programmers, somewhere to try to force SOME Paragraphs, as opposed to none at all ... although, guess that most modern folks do not do any Enters (for spacing) at all, just one long stream of text ...
Dunno, FWIW, "It's all good!" Thanks, Vic
OK BB Bill, and Don,
Thanks for the replies.
Have tried Firefox, but sure do not like the way it handles "Favorites", so just do not run it. Could try the latest version just to see, though. Refuse to run Chrome.
Could try another site that runs Vanilla, believe that you, Don, had posted one or two, earlier in this Thread (or whatever the Moderns call them, now).
OH, and in the past few days, have noticed, that sometimes the 'Post Comment' button dims for some period of time, and, at that time, it is not possible to Post a comment by clicking on that button ... just happened, when trying to Post the above ... Am in the big city, and on DSL, but perhaps this intermittency might be caused by "loosing" the internet connection, intermittently. Am directly wired to the DSL Modem, but perhaps MA Bell is working on her lines. Who knows!?
Thanks again, old Vic
I think that is called WYSIAYG. (What You See Is All You Get).
Mountain Don said:Another feature that I find handy on forums that have it, is the ability to copy the url / address of a particular message. Then when that address is sent to someone, when they click on the link they go directly to that message or posting. I hope what I mean is clear. If not I could work up an example.
Mountain Don said:
Oh sorry. I read that but didn't remember. Different forum software uses different methods to achieve the same thing. Sorry. Maybe now I'll remember