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by bently / March 2, 2006 1:17 PM PST
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It's because of the link...
by John.Wilkinson / March 2, 2006 1:33 PM PST
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This is an issue between the forum software and how various browsers recognize and handle links. In order to preserve the integrity of the link the URL is not wrapped, which can have strange consequences. For instance, in Firefox the URL is not wrapped at all, forcing the bounds of the message to be streched, and then the text follows suit. In Internet Explorer, the URL is wrapped once, at the question mark. The rest of the URL still stretched the bounds, but the text retains it's 'shape.' It's 'normal,' but quite exaggerated inthat example. The only way around this is to use TinyURL or, preferably, BBS coding, to make the URL short and sweet. You can click here for more info.

Hope this helps,
John

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(NT) (NT) Thanks John, appreciate info
by bently / March 3, 2006 1:47 AM PST
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Word Wrap
by phil66 / March 3, 2006 3:44 AM PST

Ben

I complained about this months ago and was told by "lee" this was very low priority on his list.

With all the problems at each new update we may never get any fix.

Ray

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There used to be
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: Word Wrap

a Firefox add-on or extension that would word-wrap these links.

I set mine up as a toolbar button, and everytime I came across a post with a long url, I just clicked the button and it word-wrapped it.

But then I upgraded Firefox! I lost all the add-ons and have been searching for this one ever since.

Mark

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Here's one...
by John.Wilkinson / March 3, 2006 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: There used to be

I didn't think of it when I submitted my above post, but now that you mentioned it Mark, I guess it wouldn't hurt me too much to note that last month a new extension was released that does just that. The extension is MR Tech Link Wrapper, and is the only one I know of that doesn't have issues with the latest version of Firefox. It's one of the couple dozen extensions I can't live without. Happy

Enjoy!
John

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MR Tech Link Wrapper,
by phil66 / March 3, 2006 6:11 AM PST
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John

Thanks for the link
This also works in Linux Kubuntu os and w/Firefox

Thanks
Ray

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Here's one
by taboma / March 3, 2006 2:39 PM PST
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John, for the PC or Mac? Or both?

-Kevin

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(NT) (NT) Firefox...extensions are very rarely OS-specific.
by John.Wilkinson / March 3, 2006 3:17 PM PST
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I "LOVE" you!!!!!!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 5:32 PM PST
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Devil

Er........, well ok, perhaps love is too strong a word, but I will follow you around like a puppy!

It works perfectly.

Mark
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Ah, well...
by John.Wilkinson / March 4, 2006 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: I "LOVE" you!!!!!!

I'm not sure how it works in the UK, but here in the US litigation comes after marriage, not before. Wink And besides, I'm sure you're a nice-enough guy, but I believe opposites attract.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. Grin
John

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I hesitate to install because
by John Robie / March 4, 2006 2:37 AM PST
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of a posters comment in Mr Techs site:

"Not perfect
by Mike, February 20, 2006 9:51pm

Well, it works - but it increases loading time of websites and makes scrolling choppy, so I deaktivated it until maybe a better version is released."

Also, the link states:
Requires: Firefox: 0.9.x - 1.6a1
and I have 1.5.0.1 which is supposed to be the latest.

Not that big of problem for me, so when it rarely happens I'll just continute to use "Tiny URL". Thanks anyway for your good posts that you make.

Spellbound spellchecker does not work anymore for me and checking reveales Spellbound does not work for Firefox 1.0.4 and not compatible with 1.5 as of 03-03-06.
Is there any other spellchecker that will work for the latest Firefox. I have a good spellchecker for IE and my email.

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Robie The site indicates it is for
by phil66 / March 4, 2006 2:54 AM PST

0.9 thru 1.6a.

I have download to Firefox 1.0.7 and Firefox 1.5.0.1 and both are working very well. It also said you had to click on the link to actvate the word wrap.

It performs the operation after you open the page on its own.

I am using on Linux and Windows.

Ray

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No worries...
by John.Wilkinson / March 4, 2006 3:37 AM PST

John,

I've been using it for a while now without issues. With MR Tech Link Wrapper the page will load just as fast as it normally would and for a brief second you'll see the URL as one large line before it 'snaps into place.' I have no problems with scrolling.

The only issue is with the extension Linkification (which I also use). By default, Linkification will not turn the entire URL into a link automatically when the URL is wrapped. That can be overcome by using the 'thorough mode' noted on the download page. However, that does slow down the page loading and can make it a little choppy when crolling, so I'm assuming that's what the one user was referring to. As long as you don't want to use Linkification on wrapped URLs you're fine.
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Firefox 1.6a1 is the latest developer/nightly/alpha build that will eventually become Firefox 2.0 around mid-year. It's just a note for those working on the project that the extension is compatible with the latest and greatest.
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Finally, the best spell-checker for Firefox 1.5.0.1 is SpellBound 0.9.8.20060108. Official development of SpellBound has been dead since version 0.7.3, which was released mid-2005, but a third-party has picked up the project and brought it up to speed. The SpellBound development version can be downloaded by clicking here. It's not perfect, but it does a great job and is the best available to my knowledge.

Hope this helps,
John

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Thanks John, just returned from a relatives
by John Robie / March 4, 2006 12:25 PM PST
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wedding, 200 mile round trip, reason so late answering.

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I learned about the forum link wrap in Nov 2003
by John Robie / March 4, 2006 2:55 AM PST
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