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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
New LJ format
Is anyone else having trouble highlight to copy-paste in the new LJ format? Any time I have the plain page up (like, say, the update page, or the basic page with no styles attached), I can drag the mouse around all I want and it won't highlight any text at all. Which makes it kind of hard to copy things to respond to, or to do my obsessive word counts when I post.

The hell?
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tunxeh From: tunxeh Date: September 16th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too. I thought it was just my browser acting up but you're probably right about it having something to do with the new format.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: September 16th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I finally found my way to "known issues," which they have left out a link for, and discovered that it is, in fact, a known issue. Grrr. So fix it!!!!

So not an improvement. Kind of like our new bus pass system, which adds about ten seconds to each boarding passenger, because you can't just swipe the card anymore.
From: doctorwhohp Date: September 16th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I have had trouble too. I thought it was just my mouse playing up, because it always does that.

akilika From: akilika Date: September 16th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't noticed, but yeah, looks like. (Mac OSX on Safari, here.)

http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/ But you can always change it back until they fix it. (Or indefinitely, if you prefer.) Eh? :)
melyanna From: melyanna Date: September 16th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a problem that's affecting IE more than Firefox, I believe, but this is the explanation I read on someone else's journal:

It's a problem with the javascript in Horizon, affecting IE; devs know about it and will fix it asap. (For the moment, the only ways around it are (a) using ctrl-A to select everything on the page, which is annoying, though you can also double-click to select a word and triple-click to select a some-amount-more; (b) use a different browser; or (c) use a different sitescheme. But yeah, it should be fixed soon.)
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: September 16th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I noticed it at work (IE), but not at home (Firefox).

Mostly, I like the new stuff. But this? Has to be fixed. It's mucho annoying.
author_by_night From: author_by_night Date: September 16th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have the same problem. And it hasn't only been LJ - I can't think of the page off the top of my head, but I know there's been problems copying and pasting a few places, which makes me think perhaps there's a new anti-C&P gadget out there. Which does make quoting and such hard.
slytherincesss From: slytherincesss Date: September 16th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMGosh, YES! I hadn't realized it was an LJ problem! I was trying to test part of a post I made last night, that I had put under white-colored font for spoilers, and I couldn't understand why it wouldn't highlight.

Hmm, maybe I'll drop a line to LJ tech support.
zhonnika From: zhonnika Date: September 16th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, we know :) They are working on it, but it being the weekend... you know, people aren't always around :) (just want to save you from getting a 'thanks, we know" reply :P ).

slytherincesss From: slytherincesss Date: September 16th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, good! I will refrain from clogging the system, then. As long as it'll be fixed eventually, I can wait (I mean, in the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty small annoyance, yeah?)

Thanks for letting me know, Jen :)
lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: September 16th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can highlight but just now I tried to click-drag an icon and it didn't work.
etherealizabeth From: etherealizabeth Date: September 16th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm glad to hear it's not just me then.
gail_b From: gail_b Date: September 16th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh...I asked the same question myself yesterday in my journal - and got the same answer.
dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: September 16th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh good, I thought it was just my computer. :x
tante_in_hp From: tante_in_hp Date: September 16th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I think it's finally fixed. I've been able to highlight things as of this post.

However, if you ever have that problem again, you can get around it this way. Instead of dragging to highlight, click the cursor where you want the highlight to begin, then shift/click where you want it to end (and use ctrl-C to copy instead of right clicking). The highlight will appear out of thin air! ;) No incantation, no silly wand waving. I prefer that method when I'm highlighting blocks of text which exceed the size of my screen.

No, no. Don't thank me. *grin*
*hugs*
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: September 17th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I've also noticed it with Yahoo mail. I thought it was my cursor, then I thought it may be Firefox.

Either way, very annoying.
kelleypen From: kelleypen Date: September 17th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Making me crazy too. But only on IE, not through my other browsers. I mean the new scheme is cool and all, but if you can't highlight and copy paste, give me the old one back.
scionofgrace From: scionofgrace Date: September 18th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, it's not just me! I thought my mouse was dying.

Probably a bug in the new system.
petitevanou From: petitevanou Date: September 19th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
same here, I was wondering if there was something wrong with my PC. I hope they fix it soon, it's really irritating.
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