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Scrolling Problem :/ #159165 14/09/06 04:59 PM
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Okay, I've been using mIRC for a long time.. but this has stumpted me!

All of a sudden, when I scroll up on windows (normally with a lot of text), sometimes the scrollbar makes itself larger (as in to say there's not as much to scroll up for) and the top line appears like 'half a line'. I've not changed anything, but it only seems to have happened since I started hosting a trivia bot on a seperate client. I've tried closing that, making sure that it /clears the buffer every so often, but I can't work it out.

I'm gonna play with my window buffer, currently set at 4000 - but I've known the buffer to remove it as it adds to the buffer, rather than when I want to scroll up - also the length seems to be very random, sometimes halving.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated smile

Dan

Edit: Reading here, it might be the same problem, if so I'll wait, although it's not a custom window, and just a standard channel window - server windows seem to be okay, but I dont look at them *too* often, or often enough to check this.

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Re: Scrolling Problem :/ #159166 15/09/06 05:27 AM
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not sure if this is the problem your having. but heres something i have seen

Channel window and buffer set to 1000 lines
you scroll up to somewhere and then leave it
come back 2 hours later
the scroll bar is much smaller now due to all the text been typed sicne you left
you scroll to the bottom
suddenly the bar gets larger

from what i understand has happened, is when you scrolled up (to say 100 lines from top) the buffer cant be discharged at the top, becuase it would cause the area your looking at to be erased, after some time of course as say another 300 lines of text were typed by people, so instead there just added to the bottom, BUT as soon as you scroll to the bottom and i think as soon as the next line of text is typed (might be straight away im not sure) the lines over 1000 are all discharged from the top of the buffer, thus the scollbar increases in size to represent the visual part of 1000 rather than just proir when i might have represented the viusal part of 2300 or something.

Re: Scrolling Problem :/ #159167 15/09/06 07:44 AM
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Yeh, I can see where you're coming from - my buffers are always at the bottom - ie, I haven't scrolled up. It's when I return from college and try to look over the day's logs or whatever, suddenly I have to open my log file instead :S

Re: Scrolling Problem :/ #159168 15/09/06 09:48 AM
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i have noticed at odd times mine has increased as well (as if i scrolled up) and then corrected itself as soon as i take some action myself, this may or maynot be the same thing of course.

Re: Scrolling Problem :/ #159169 17/09/06 08:06 PM
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If I take action it doesn't change the buffer, ie. doesn't 'readd' past logs that seem as if they've just been /clear'ed. Sometimes it's halfway through a 'sentence'

Re: Scrolling Problem :/ #159170 19/09/06 02:32 PM
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Any ideas? I increased the buffer size and still having problems frown