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Message 16 of 93 (906641)
02-15-2023 8:02 AM
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02-14-2023 8:54 PM


Re: Control panel buttons are missing at the top bar
Sorry, I should have looked through the code more thoroughly. It should be working now.

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Message 17 of 93 (906654)
02-15-2023 3:43 PM


How to Use Monospace Font?
How do we use a monospace font like Courier New in order to preserve a character's location in a line, thus allowing us to set up tables with columns or to sketch an ASCII diagram. An example would be my diagram in Message 484 of a hypothetical descent tree.
Normally I would use the HTML pre tag which displays the text in a fixed-width font like Courier New plus retaining all space characters and newlines.
In that Message 484 I did use the pre HTML tags and that worked well enough at the time, but now with the update all characters are jammed up to the left margin with all spaces having been stripped out.
I've tried a few things such as setting face to courier new but to no avail.
code does work ... kind of. It still either eliminates or uses different widths for space characters, such that what I type in does not quite gets displayed that way. For example, I copied that tree diagram to my text editor (which is always set to Courier New), lined everything up perfectly, then copy-and-pasted that to the message edit box and the spaces were off (too narrow). Close, but no cheroot.
Is there a solution?
OBTW, here's that tree diagram using code tags:
Tree:                       A
                               |
           +-------------+---------------+
           |                                          |
           B                                       C
           |                                          |
    +---+--------+           +----------+------+
    |                    |            |                        |
    D                 E           F                        G
                                      |
                             +---+--------+
                             |                  |
                             H                 I
I had to add that word, "Tree:", because regardless of what I tried the leading spaces before "A" kept getting stripped out, even using code.

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Message 18 of 93 (906686)
02-16-2023 7:04 AM
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Re: How to Use Monospace Font?
Has got to be a bug, probably one I introduced near the end of last year, looking at it now...

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Message 19 of 93 (906689)
02-16-2023 8:00 AM
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Re: How to Use Monospace Font?
This should be fixed. There was a bug that removed leading white space on the first line of text inside [code]. When I put your diagram in Microsoft Word using the Courier New font I had to change the spacing to make it look right. This is what I'm seeing now using [code]:
                         A
                         |
           +-------------+---------------+
           |                             |
           B                             C
           |                             |
       +---+--------+         +----------+------+
       |            |         |                 |
       D            E         F                 G
                              |
                          +---+--------+
                          |            |
                          H            I
Use peek to see my spacing.
I might be able to get <pre> to work also, I'll take a look, now.

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Message 20 of 93 (906690)
02-16-2023 8:14 AM
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Re: How to Use Monospace Font?
Making the <pre> tag work is more than I want to tackle right now. I'll put it on the list.
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Message 21 of 93 (906717)
02-16-2023 12:18 PM


Button Change
I've just released a minor change that makes it an option for buttons to be textual instead of images. I'm working on another website where I'm planning to only have textual buttons and was hoping to hear people's opinions. The old image buttons are still there and can easily be turned back on.
Please do a hard reset to see the buttons at their proper size.

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Message 22 of 93 (906722)
02-16-2023 12:26 PM
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Re: Button Change
Well, cosmetics - the New Topic and General Reply buttons are about twice the size they should be. Jump right off the page. If that was the intention, it worked. A bit disturbing given the rest.

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Message 23 of 93 (906723)
02-16-2023 12:31 PM
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Re: Button Change
Does doing a hard reload help?

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Message 24 of 93 (906724)
02-16-2023 12:34 PM
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02-16-2023 12:26 PM


Re: Button Change
Mine look fine.
I think it's because I believe in the software.
Stop ignoring alternative methods of viewing the buttons.

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Message 25 of 93 (906734)
02-16-2023 1:12 PM
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Re: Button Change
No. They are still there ... in the corner ... staring at me. I think they're laughing.

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Message 26 of 93 (906746)
02-16-2023 1:52 PM
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02-16-2023 1:12 PM


Re: Button Change
Oh, mine are about that size.
I thought they were okay.
Then again, I'm pretty used to handling large things. They don't scare me. And I'm definitely not compensating for anything. You're an angry inch!

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Message 27 of 93 (906760)
02-16-2023 2:38 PM
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02-16-2023 1:52 PM


Re: Button Change
You're an angry inch!
Sorry. I only do metric.
If this is as the master intended, which you evidence, then I have no stand. I was unprepared for the shock of the change violently assaulting my vision. I am old. Percy is trying to shock all us old guys into heart attacks. My constitution is weak but he missed, this time.
This too shall fold seamlessly into my world in short order. Then I can await the next shock to my environs. I will try to prepare.
An angry decimeter.

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Message 28 of 93 (906765)
02-16-2023 3:09 PM
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02-16-2023 2:38 PM


Re: Button Change
These are all settable parameters. I just took the size down a notch. Better (hard reload required)? And we can always go back to the image buttons if people prefer them.

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Message 29 of 93 (906771)
02-16-2023 3:23 PM
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Re: Button Change
Noticeable difference. Thank you.
Other than size and color scheme of some buttons is there a big difference image v text under the hood? I'd go for whatever makes life easier. I'm easy.

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Message 30 of 93 (906776)
02-16-2023 3:37 PM


I look at your recent post in the Test Thread. That's Message 64.
So I click the "Peek" button. And I get:
quote:
403
Forbidden
You do not have permission to access this document.
To me, that looks like a bug.

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