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Sol  Identity Verified
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May 12, 2004

In some pages, like the KudoZ questions page where there are fields with choices to fill in the information such as Language, etc. (the ones with the little arrow), those fields stay on top when opening one of the drop down menus (Home, KudoZ, Jobs, Directory, Community...) hidding some of the items in the menu.

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Sol  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:31
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HELLOOOOO!!!! Jun 6, 2004

Am I the only one bothered by this?

Can anyone acknowledge you already knew about this bug, or that my reporting it brought it to your attention, or that it is to hard, difficult or expensive to fix... even a "we don't care would do!


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Submit a Support Request Jun 6, 2004

Hi Sol,
I suggest you submit a Support Request, using the site function (go to Support).

Best regards, Ralf


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gianfranco  Identity Verified
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It is in the list of things to fix Jun 6, 2004

Sol wrote:
...Can anyone acknowledge you already knew about this bug, or that my reporting it brought it to your attention, or that it is to hard, difficult or expensive to fix...


Hi Sol,

Thank you for your reminder. The bug is well known and hot in the list of things to fix.
I assume that it has not yet been fixed because it is not trivial, or there may be technical problems within the site structure/code.

Gianfranco
ProZ.com Team


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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
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Bug on the way to be fixed yet? Oct 14, 2004

Hi, I was going to post something about this, had my post all written (see below) and then I noticed Sol had already mentioned it.

I decided to post this anyway, because the last reply was 4 months ago.

Just to bring it to your attention anyway

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On the main KudoZ page, the options that appear after clicking the pull-down menus for the titles in the title bar (Home|KudoZ|Jobs|Directory, etc.) cannot be seen when these options are in the way of the Languages/Field box (which is right underneath the green title "KudoZ(tm) Term Questions".

This Languages/Field box also has pull-down menus, so they sort of conflict each other (?).

What I mean is, whenever I click on, for example, "KudoZ", on the title bar, I cannot click on the "KudoZ Search" option (right between "Search Glossaries" and "Internet Search") in the pull-down menu, because the "Fields" pull-down menu is on top of it. So the little hand icon for selecting "KudoZ Search" does not appear.

Does anyone else experience this problem? This has probably been raised before, I have no idea...

I'm using MS Internet Explorer 6.0 with SP2 for Windows XP.

It's a minor nuisance, but a nuisance nonetheless...

Thanks.


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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It's still there Jan 7, 2005

Hi Sol,

Thank you for your reminder. The bug is well known and hot in the list of things to fix.
I assume that it has not yet been fixed because it is not trivial, or there may be technical problems within the site structure/code.

Gianfranco
ProZ.com Team



That bug is still there on 7 Jan 2005. To my recollection it's been there for months, and means that some items on the drop-down menus are simply impossible to reach. (Or is there another way of (a) seeing their titles, and (b) reaching them?)
Oliver


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Jason Grimes
Local time: 14:31
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How to reach covered drop-down menu items Jan 7, 2005

Oliver Walter wrote:
That bug is still there on 7 Jan 2005. To my recollection it's been there for months, and means that some items on the drop-down menus are simply impossible to reach. (Or is there another way of (a) seeing their titles, and (b) reaching them?)


Hi Oliver,

If you can't reach a drop-down menu item because it is covered by a form element, click the menu item to go to that section's main page. The sub-menu (identical to the drop-down in the main menu) will appear on the left side of the page.

This is a low-priority issue to fix, because it is caused by a bug in Internet Explorer that I hope Microsoft will fix in subsequent releases, and implementing workarounds for the bug are non-trivial.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Jason


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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Thanks, and I just realised... Jan 7, 2005

Jason Grimes wrote:
If you can't reach a drop-down menu item because it is covered by a form element, click the menu item to go to that section's main page. The sub-menu (identical to the drop-down in the main menu) will appear on the left side of the page.

This is a low-priority issue to fix, because it is caused by a bug in Internet Explorer that I hope Microsoft will fix in subsequent releases, and implementing workarounds for the bug are non-trivial.

Jason


Thanks for the help, Jason; I hadn't noticed that it was so simple. Also, I just realised (3 minutes ago) that another way around it is to go first to a page that doesn't contain a drop-down box; then the menu won't hide part of itself behind it.

I'm not surprised that it's a Microsoft bug and needs a workaround: I'm sure we are very grateful to Microsoft for producing so much software with lots of useful features but also "grateful" (I don't think!) for having so many bugs, leaks, unchecked buffers etc.
Oliver


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Ramon Somoza  Identity Verified
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I had just reported it again... Feb 21, 2005

...when I saw it was an outstanding issue.

The problem, I think, is that the ActiveX control (that's the pull-down menu) has it's properties set to be "always on top" and therefore OVER the menu. If you change this property, that should solve the issue.

Even if it's a low priority fix, that should be pretty easy to sort out...


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