Larry Koler

  • Larry Koler posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Thanks for the explanation, John. Very interesting and very depressing. Microsoft is starting to look more and more like the federal government. Soon they will start using stare decisis in their knowledgebase “explanations.”
    Even the latest version (late 1990s) of VB 6 wasn’t compatible with the mouse wheel and it had to be put in as an add-in. (Freewheel works great, too.)
    I just looked up the Scroll Wheel in Wiki and evidently MS introduced it in 1996 to their operating system and VB 6 was last updated in 1998.
    Left-hand, right-hand problem, it seems.

  • Larry Koler posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    I’ve just gone back to the Chrome browser and all is well. I posted the above to let you and John know about the new MS Edge browser (on W10).
    I know programmers like to know weird quirks about their code because it can sometimes lead to a sleuthing out of a problem that is related or is more foundational.

  • Larry Koler posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 5 months ago

    I used the new Edge Browser and started a post. I couldn’t use the insert link function (the window wouldn’t pop up), went over to Chrome and did a test post and it worked fine there. So, I went back to the Edge and saved the draft. When I went back to the post in Chrome all the text (3 paragraphs) were gone.

    • I used an Amazon Fire with Silk. Apple products with Brave. Windows 7 with Brave. Different operating systems handle things differently. I have found the text tab for editing is more stable. Also when I paste text in the text tab it doesn’t add all the meta data.

    • I’ve just gone back to the Chrome browser and all is well. I posted the above to let you and John know about the new MS Edge browser (on W10).
      I know programmers like to know weird quirks about their code because it can sometimes lead to a sleuthing out of a problem that is related or is more foundational.

    • Without investigating this problem (which isn’t going to happen, at least by me, as mine is a Microsoft-free site and life), it’s pretty easy to make an educated supposition as to what is going on in the most general terms.

      WordPress is a steaming pile of poo. Microsoft has, for more than two decades, been a fountain of flawed design, incompetent implementation, utter disregard for customers’ investment in their products and technologies, and arrogant disdain for industry standards. When you hook these two end-to-end, the outcome is predictable. So bad is the situation with…[Read more]


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    • Thanks for the explanation, John. Very interesting and very depressing. Microsoft is starting to look more and more like the federal government. Soon they will start using stare decisis in their knowledgebase “explanations.”
      Even the latest version (late 1990s) of VB 6 wasn’t compatible with the mouse wheel and it had to be put in as an add-in. (Freewheel works great, too.)
      I just looked up the Scroll Wheel in Wiki and evidently MS introduced it in 1996 to their operating system and VB 6 was last updated in 1998.
      Left-hand, right-hand problem, it seems.

  • Larry Koler posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    BTW, I’m using Chrome. Is that a problem?

  • Larry Koler posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 1 year, 5 months ago

    It seems that when I go to a post directly the site is fairly responsive. But, if I used a link from my notifications then it can take a long time.

    • I have not observed noticeably slower response when clicking notifications as opposed to going directly to a post. Clicking a notification does, however, involve more work and network transactions between the browser and the server, since when you click a notification, the direct link takes to you to a page which marks the notification read. This page does not display in your browser, but then redirects the request to display the item to which the notification pertains. If you’re experiencing sluggish network response for any reason, these additional transactions may produce a…[Read more]

    • BTW, I’m using Chrome. Is that a problem?

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  • I am married with four children and 11 grandchildren. I’m a self-employed Controls Engineer, working primarily in the Aerospace Industry. I love theology, philosophy, science, and history.
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