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Forum Update Problem? Text Format Buttons Don't Work When Writing Post

Ficino

Rascally Rabbit
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Since the update, I've found that the 'buttons' that allow you to bold, italicize, etc. don't seem to work when I'm writing a post. It used to be that I could highlight a section and use the B button (for example) to turn it bold. Now when I try that, nothing happens. Oddly, after I've made the post, if I go back and edit it, the buttons work as they used to do.
 

Ilya

No creativity for titles
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They work fine here, both on my chromium-based browser and on Firefox Android. What browser you're using?

Also, check if you're not in bbcode mode. The buttons and hotkeys (ctrl+i, ctrl+b and others) only work in richtext mode. To toggle between modes click on the cog icon.
 

ranson

"Two Sheds"
RPGnet Member
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Regarding post edit tags and functions, the inline spoiler tag renders as almost invisible in the Big Purple skin. I realize it's supposed to be a smudging effect, but there's enough lack of contrast that I only barely see that something is supposed to be there.
 

Ficino

Rascally Rabbit
Validated User
They work fine here, both on my chromium-based browser and on Firefox Android. What browser you're using?

Also, check if you're not in bbcode mode. The buttons and hotkeys (ctrl+i, ctrl+b and others) only work in richtext mode. To toggle between modes click on the cog icon.
Thanks for the suggestions. I was in bbcode mode, so that's not the problem. As for browsers, I'm stuck with Internet Explorer.

I've also found I have the same problem Dweller in Darkness mentioned in another thread about the use of bold or italic (not on highlighted text, but 'turning them on' before typing) leading to a hard return.

Now I can't even get the buttons to work when editing a post I've already made. I'm back to manually writing the appropriate markup in the post. Not a big deal, really.
 
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Endless Rain

Active member
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I have the same problem, and in addition I can't use the delete or backspace buttons to delete selected text.
 

Loew

Registered User
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maybe it's a cache problem with old javascript code for the editor from before the update. You could try to empty the temp files for the forum or simply do a force reload (ctrl + r in IE, ctrl + f5 in most other browser)
 

Ficino

Rascally Rabbit
Validated User
maybe it's a cache problem with old javascript code for the editor from before the update. You could try to empty the temp files for the forum or simply do a force reload (ctrl + r in IE, ctrl + f5 in most other browser)
Thanks. I tried this but it doesn't seem to be the issue.
 

Ilya

No creativity for titles
Validated User
Thanks for the suggestions. I was in bbcode mode, so that's not the problem.
Did you mean you wasn't in bbcode mode, so that's not the problem?

But yeah, I tried it on IE (v11, old, I know). Looks like a javascript issue. I'm getting this on console:
SCRIPT5007: Unable to get property 'nextSibling' of undefined or null reference
 

Ficino

Rascally Rabbit
Validated User
Did you mean you wasn't in bbcode mode, so that's not the problem?

But yeah, I tried it on IE (v11, old, I know). Looks like a javascript issue. I'm getting this on console:
Yes, you're right--I meant 'not in bbcode mode.' Thanks for your legwork on this.
 

Endless Rain

Active member
Validated User
I'm still having the problem. In addition, whenever I try to paste text into the message box, it always sends it to the end instead of where its supposed to be. This didn't happen before the update.
 
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