Forum topic scroll-bar should be located outside the posting's text area


#1

Greetings!

Please look at the following page snip of a previous posting of mine. Especially notice the scroll bar item located to the left, but within the borders of, the topic’s text area.

Note the following:

  • The scroll bar, (black square), is located within the boundaries of the block of text. As shown by the subjoined full-screen image, there is ample room available to the right and left of the text for the scroll bar to exist. (Note the double-arrow on the right-hand side)
  • There are three places, (red boxes), within this example where the resources of the scroll-bar interfere with, or obscure, the text itself.
  • Also note that this occurs on ANY posting I try to read on this site.

Note within this illustration of my entire browser window:

  • The interferance with the forum posting text as shown by the red box.
  • The more than ample margin space surrounding the article’s text on both the right, (double arrow), and left sides of the page.

I am using the latest-and greatest ESR, (Extended Support Release), version of Firefox as noted below.




Please advise.

Thanks!

Jim “JR”


#2

Yeah, I also hate it and we looked into this and we didn’t find a setting to disable it - we did this months ago. I guess we could look at this again - it sure it ain’t a problem to look twice.

We are kind of glad of seeing someone else have the same opinion as we do. Thanks.


#3

Count me in on this complaint. Even though I know this is how it works, I often forget and try to hit reply, or the like/heart widget only to be reminded I have to get the post down below the end of that transparent bar - a real pain.

Would not bother me if it was turned off; I have never used, nor needed it.


#4

Can it be repositioned outside the text area?

Or, count me in with cyclicalobsessive’s comment that I wouldn’t miss it if it were to “magically” disappear.

Jim “JR”


#5

We are all aware of it, and have asked our forum services to get rid of it since we moved to these forums. Alas, I think we’re stuck with it for the moment.

We will be asking again.

Cleo


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