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« on: January 11, 2017, 02:50:47 PM »

Hey Patrick.

So, I like to preview before I post a comment on someone's thread. Especially when I've done an edit and used all those confusing boxes, lines, ect. However, when I click to preview I can never see my whole post. Usually it's just the first line I typed. And it never fails, I always have to go back and make edits to my post. Is it just me or is that how it is?


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 03:10:30 PM »

Unfortunately, I didn't write the forum software. It's off the rack. So it does have a few bugs I can't do much about, which is probably what you found.

There has been an upgrade released, I just haven't found the time to install it. I'm a little worried it might wipe out all the posts, so I've been hesitant to do it.

You can try using a different browser. Sometimes that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 03:26:12 PM »

Alright, I'll give that a try. Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 04:04:09 PM »

Alright, I'll give that a try. Thanks for the tip!

When I first joined, I used Internet Explorer and I could preview just fine. Then I went with Chrome and the preview would be just like you described. For a while, I would switch to IE while critiquing here, but then in recent time, even IE won't allow for a preview. It's possible the lack of preview ability even with IE could be related to the recent change Patrick made to a different server.

 
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 04:07:50 PM »


There has been an upgrade released, I just haven't found the time to install it. I'm a little worried it might wipe out all the posts, so I've been hesitant to do it.

Oh, man. It would be terrible to lose all the posts. I still mine the old posts for tips and whatnot, and so do tons of people, so that would be a tragedy. faint

On the previewing posts, it used to work with Internet Explorer but not with Chrome. Now I can't get preview to work with IE, and that might have started when you switched servers.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 04:59:29 PM »

It's probably because the technology of the browsers is moving past the older technology of the forum. I bet if you were using a really old version of IE it would work.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »

It's probably because the technology of the browsers is moving past the older technology of the forum. I bet if you were using a really old version of IE it would work.

I haven't ran any updates for IE or Windows since before the new QT server, so the IE version I have should still work for previewing. Just an FYI. The only thing that's changed in my internet world in recent time is the QT server. Oh, well. I just edit my posts after posting if I notice a typo or want to clarify/add thoughts.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 09:53:10 AM »

Microsoft has stopped supporting Internet Explorer and replaced it with the new EDGE browser that comes with the Windows 10 upgrade.

When I tried using Edge, I could view only one line at a time when previewing my posts on QueryTracker. You can scroll down line-by-line, but that is not very desirable when you want to look at paragraphs.

I continue to use the Firefox Browser,  Thumbs Up and that works fine. You can see your entire post on a preview.
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