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Old May 21, 2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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Something annoying about the search function

When you search in the "advanced search" function, you put in the terms, click the proper buttons, choose the proper forum and search if the result is not what you want you hit the "back" button. The problem is that the search function clears the form so you again have to put in the terms, click the proper buttons, choose the proper forum and search again. The old format (still in use at THR) did not do this. The form was still filled out and merely needed modification.

Also ...

If one is posting a reply and they need some info they need to search for, when they hit the "back" button to go back to the post the form has been cleared. The old format also did not do this.

Any way to fix this deficiency?
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Old May 21, 2004, 09:30 AM   #2
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Problem's On Your End, Methinks.

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This post was typed out, hit the back button, hit the forward button and posted. No Problem. Likewise going back on the search. Course, I'm on a Safari Browser. However, IE 5.2 for Mac also works.

Try clearing your cache files. I don't know what else to suggest.

Also let us know what OS and Browser. Maybe someone else with identical rig can test it.
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Old May 21, 2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Rich is right. It is a function of browser input caching.

Works fine with Windows XP and Opera 7.23.
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Old May 21, 2004, 01:03 PM   #4
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The problem seems to be vBulletin version

I'm using Win XP with IE 6.0 .

I typed a sample message and did a "back" "forward" and the message was gone.

Did it a again, went to "search" and "back" and the message was gone.

Went to THR and tried the same thing and message was still there. Went to "search" and back and it was still there. Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.5

Went to another forum which states at the bottom "Powered by phpBB 2.0.7 © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group" and everything worked fine.

Went to Family, Friends, and Firearms which says "Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.2" and it worked fine.

The difference seems to be this board says "Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.1"

I'll login with firefox and see what happens.
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Old May 21, 2004, 01:09 PM   #5
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Okay, curioser and curioser, Alice.

I am now in Mozilla Firefox and everything is working fine.

It seems to be an IE compatibility problem but how do I clear the cache to be sure?

Thanks,

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Old May 21, 2004, 01:13 PM   #6
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Cache Clearing:
http://www.chami.com/tips/internet/021198I.html

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Old May 21, 2004, 01:19 PM   #7
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Firefox is the latest version of what used to be Mozilla Firebird. It is a safe browser that doesn't have the security drawbacks of IE 6.0 . A friend who is an IT type told me about it. I bounce back and forth between Firefox and IE.

You can view the specs and download it (upper left corner) from http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ .
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"Three thousand people died on Sept. 11 because eight pilots were killed"
-- former Northwest Airlines pilot Stephen Luckey

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Old May 21, 2004, 01:42 PM   #8
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Cleared cache.

Cleared offline content.

Cleared cookies.

Rebooted machine.

Same thing.
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Old May 21, 2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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Anyone else have this same setup of OS and browser?
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Old May 21, 2004, 02:05 PM   #10
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Yes
I have XPPro and IE6

I tried this post, hit "back" and this post was cleared.
FWIW I have to use this for on-line classes...or I wouldn't be...

edit: I will do what I have/hate to do for some class discussions. Use Word/Wordpad/Notepad to do a reply, then cut and paste.
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Old May 21, 2004, 02:11 PM   #11
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Anyone else have this same setup of OS and browser?
Do you mean Windows Xp, and FireFox?

If so, that's the only browser I use. I haven't seen a popup since I started using it over a year ago.
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Old May 21, 2004, 02:16 PM   #12
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No, he means Win XP and IE 6.0 . Firefox has no problem.
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Old May 22, 2004, 06:23 PM   #13
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Ok, I got you.
I have that too, I just don't use it. I hate IE!
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Old May 22, 2004, 06:35 PM   #14
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Okay, we settled? It's an incompatibility with either IE 6.0 or the combination of XP and IE.
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"Three thousand people died on Sept. 11 because eight pilots were killed"
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Old May 23, 2004, 10:32 AM   #15
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Typed this message, then hit the back button and the message disappeared.

Next, I repeated the process - only this time I clicked the mouse button inside of the message area first, then hit the back button - then the foreward and surprise! It worked and the message was still there.

*sigh*

What can I say, it's not commonly referred to as "Internet Exploder" for nothing.
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Old May 23, 2004, 11:23 AM   #16
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Yep, IE problem.

Ditch internaught exploder. Use Firefox.
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Old May 23, 2004, 01:34 PM   #17
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tyme, anyone...

Can I ask a dumb question?
I am not "there yet" in education, so bear with me.
I have to do the Cisco and MS stuff for class right now.
Oh and play with patch cords, routers and make things not work.
Later I get to learn Unix and meet the penguin.

ISP I have supports IE and Navigator.
I have played with Opera and some Linux and Mac OS.

So, where is the best place to read up on Firefox since this seems to be the best one "recommended". I may read up and learn how to flip flop b/t two browsers. Just because I'm taking a summer class, don't mean can't learn something.

I really hate this proprietary stuff and critical updates...the penguin seem cool tho'.

nevermind - I found the site...
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Old May 23, 2004, 02:33 PM   #18
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Hal and sm

Hal

Why would one have to "click" in the text box when one's cursor is already in the text box composing text?

By the way, I tried that trick and the message disappeared.

sm

Go here to learn about, and download, Firefox.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
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Old May 23, 2004, 03:33 PM   #19
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Thank you sir.
That is the one I found.
Err...I have to use this laptop - my only pc at home- for college on-line classes.

I don't mind using the pc's at college to learn stuff and piddle around, that is what some are allocated for in one of the labs. I mess those up, I can get bailed out.

At home, by my lonesome...boy I had a HDD crash once...If I knew back then what I know now...laptop is not the smart thing to buy for first and only pc . HDD was under warranty...the first time, second time I found out how pricey laptops can be.

I get ahead. I will buy another 'puter. I took the first part on building one...could probably build myself one. Will be taking 2nd part next. Some of this other stuff ...I go slow on. If I get a Tower type...I can replace stuff if need.

Always learning...always.
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Old May 23, 2004, 03:50 PM   #20
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Old May 24, 2004, 09:25 AM   #21
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jimpeel,
Not sure how or why it worked for me. I found it pretty much by accident. I was typing the message and happened to click on the cursor and voila. It held the text.

yep -just tried it again

yped the message. clicked on the cursor - hit the back arrow, then hit the foreward arrow and the message held.
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Old May 24, 2004, 05:28 PM   #22
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My version of IE is: 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633

Tried your trick again and no go.
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"Three thousand people died on Sept. 11 because eight pilots were killed"
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Old May 25, 2004, 05:14 AM   #23
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Hal (7000?)
9000. (if you mean the 2001 one)(anyhow, that's not my namesake.)
Hal as in Hal Jordan - DC comics flying fool super good guy turned bad then turned good again.

Anyhow - strange cause I tried it on two different 'puters and logging in from two different locations and had the same result. Current 'puter shows the same version exploder as yours.

*sigh* microsoft - - what can I say. They sure do go out of their way to make life miserable for people at times. I stongly suspect you might have some other program installed that's "stepping on" the IE. I see a lot of that day in and day out. All 4 of my work 'puters run extremely "clean" - meaning I don't have anything installed except microsoft approved (look for the flying window symbol) software.
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Old May 25, 2004, 09:28 AM   #24
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jimpeel - What is your stored page refresh setting?

You'll find it at:
Tools -> Internet options -> General -> Temporary internet files -> settings

Mine is set to 'automatic' and it seems to work as required. (Same IE version with XP.)
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Old May 25, 2004, 01:40 PM   #25
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It is set to "automatic" with 2384K Disk space reserved.
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