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Fixed text editor problem for IE6 and IE7

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Posted: March 18, 2011, 12:41 am - IP Logged

I have fixed a bug with IE6 and IE7 that prevented the rich text editor from fully loading and allowing text input.  The problem started when I upgraded the text editor to the latest release this week.  It was essential to upgrade, because the old version would not work properly with newer browsers, like IE9.

The only solution to the IE6/IE7 bug was to disable the autosave feature in IE6 and IE7, so unfortunately people using those browsers will not be able to rescue content if they accidentally close their browser or navigate away from the editor page.

For every other Web browser, the autosave feature will continue working just fine.  (The autosave feature is the "life ring" icon located on the left side of the first row of buttons in the editor toolbar.)

Note:  IE6 and IE7 are no longer officially supported by Lottery Post, as Microsoft has made it clear that those browsers are not secure and do not provide a modern Web experience.  If you are still using IE6 or IE7, it is vital that you upgrade your Web browser.

Thanks Todd I thought I was going to have to go to town to post anything, and still might if I can't upgrade my old computer. This Compaq Presario 2003 might not be able to be upgraded?  Do you know? But I really appreciate you fixing it. I will try to upgrade to a newer desktop.

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    Posted: March 18, 2011, 7:46 am - IP Logged

    Thanks Todd I thought I was going to have to go to town to post anything, and still might if I can't upgrade my old computer. This Compaq Presario 2003 might not be able to be upgraded?  Do you know? But I really appreciate you fixing it. I will try to upgrade to a newer desktop.

    I'm not familiar with that model.  If you're just upgrading your web browser, then yes, it can be upgraded.  If you're using Windows XP, you can upgrade to IE8 (IE9 can only work on Vista and Windows 7), and Google Chrome is also a great option.  If you're talking about upgrading to Windows 7, then it largely depends on the CPU and memory in your laptop.

    If something happens in the future where the text editor is not working, you can always switch to the "Simple Codes" editor by -unchecking the "Rich Text Editor" box in the Board Settings page (in the Options menu).

     

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      Posted: March 18, 2011, 8:00 am - IP Logged

      Thanks Todd, Learning more everyday about computors.

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        Posted: March 18, 2011, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

        Security Essentials already protects against malware in your registry.  You should not enable ANY automatic registray protection while also having Security Essentials enabled.

        The only way to do registry cleaning while also havi9ng Security Essentials installed is to do a manual run of your registry cleaner.  But, to tell you the truth, I have found out the hard way that using a registry cleaner can create more problems than it solves.  They often delete important stuff.  Maybe that's why you're having problems with your PC.

        True that!  Getting MSE upon Todd's suggestion awhile back when it first came out was some of the best advice I've ever gotten, small footprint and highly effective,  THEY wrote the code it protects.  Registry cleaners cause way more problemos than they are worth.  I've seen em ruin machines.

        Microsoft also has enterprise server level virus malware etc. protection but it ain't free.

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          Posted: March 18, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

          True that!  Getting MSE upon Todd's suggestion awhile back when it first came out was some of the best advice I've ever gotten, small footprint and highly effective,  THEY wrote the code it protects.  Registry cleaners cause way more problemos than they are worth.  I've seen em ruin machines.

          Microsoft also has enterprise server level virus malware etc. protection but it ain't free.

          I use the enterprise-level stuff on my servers (called Forefront Endpoint Protection), and it uses the same engine as the free Security Essentials software.  The difference is the ability to control a bunch of servers across a domain, as opposed to the free stuff which can only be managed on each individual PC.

          But the fact that Security Essentials is the same exact malware protection as the enterprise software ensures that you have great protection on the PC, and it does not steal a lot of CPU cycles.

          Similar to how Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 share the same code base underneath.

           

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            Posted: March 19, 2011, 1:55 am - IP Logged

            Just wanted to pass along some good news to those who are still stuck on IE6 or IE7:  I was able to track down and fix the problem with the autosave not working, so now you have the full autosave functionality restored, just like it was before.

             

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