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Service issue Very small tooltip issue in IE8

Rudy

Well-known member
#1
When hovering over a link to a forum section, using IE8, a short forum description renders as a single line in the tooltip and I'd say 80-90% of the time, shows up as shown below in the attachment. It happens during the tooltip's animation--as it slides from bottom to top, it's like the bottom row of pixels do not clear from the screen.

Very minor, and it could be my browser. I rarely use IE8 but I know a lot of my visitors do. Just curious if someone could reproduce it here in their own IE8.

Forum's here: http://www.audiospeakeasy.com/forum
 

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Vincent

Well-known member
#4
When hovering over a link to a forum section, using IE8, a short forum description renders as a single line in the tooltip and I'd say 80-90% of the time, shows up as shown below in the attachment. It happens during the tooltip's animation--as it slides from bottom to top, it's like the bottom row of pixels do not clear from the screen.

Very minor, and it could be my browser. I rarely use IE8 but I know a lot of my visitors do. Just curious if someone could reproduce it here in their own IE8.

Forum's here: http://www.audiospeakeasy.com/forum
What OS? Ru running a special IE8 version? Have any add-ons installed?
 

Rudy

Well-known member
#5
Windows 7, 64 bit. IE8 is bone stock--I rarely ever use it. Should have mentioned I use the 64-bit version.

That's why I'm not even sure it's a bug--IE8 is just a lousy browser at rendering pages. *sigh*

BTW, this is only on single-line tooltips. Two or more lines and it renders with no problems.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#8
I suspect this might actually be an issue that ties into your graphics card. It's obviously not redrawing one pixel when it should, and that's not something that we can really control.
 

Rudy

Well-known member
#9
I suspect this might actually be an issue that ties into your graphics card. It's obviously not redrawing one pixel when it should, and that's not something that we can really control.
That could be--I had to put together a new system on a budget, and it's not the best graphics card. Plus, wouldn't this have been more of an issue with JQuery than XF anyway?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#10
It's more internal to IE than jQuery. jQuery just moves the element, but the browser has to do the correct redraws.
 

Rudy

Well-known member
#11
That makes sense. I think I brought it up just because I've spent years getting sites laid out properly (as in, using standard HTML/CSS) in Firefox and other browsers, and then have to make all sorts of tweaks to get the pages to "behave" in IE. There were times when I'd had to nudge an element by only one or two pixels to get a page to fall into place. Very frustrating.

Cross this one off the XF bug list. ;)