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I have Firefox's spell check turned on...

Sorry I can't provide a link, but it is my dad's business website, and it has his contact info on it, and you never know who on here might wanna send him bunches of spam...

But I don't see how it is applicable, as this happens on almost EVERY website (at least for me). On Wikipedia, for example, it happens.

EDIT: With Firefox's spell check turned off, the same thing still happens.

EDIT 2: Here's a screeny of a word from the site with the flashing cursor. You can't, of course, see the cursor flashing, since it's just a pic. The word is part of a paragraph. (Literally, I mean. It is enclosed by <p></p>.)

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Edited by stettybet0, 16 July 2007 - 06:51 PM.

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What extensions do you have installed for FF. I would think it has to be one of these. Do you get this in in other browser other then Firefox?

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does this not occur to you when using Firefox? go to any wikipedia article and click on some text. does the flashing cursor appear?

The other extensions I have installed:

DOM Inspector
FoxyTunes
IE Tab
Mouse Gestures
MyxerMagic Web Extensions
PingPong
Tab Effect

I doubt any of these are causing it though...

Oh, and I only have IE6 and Firefox 2.0.0.4. This only occurs in Firefox 2.0.0.4. It's probably suposed to happen, it's just that IE6 doesn't know how to do anything right...

Edited by stettybet0, 16 July 2007 - 08:13 PM.

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I have latest version of FF and it does not do this on a Wikipedia page or any other page. I only have two of the extensions you have and only IE Tab had an Options List. You could go to Tools, then Add-ons and try disabling each extension (not un-installing it), close/open FF and see if you get same result. The last extension disable when the blinking cursor quits is the one of course. If it doesn't stop after this, we'll have to think of another attack to problem.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 16 July 2007 - 08:29 PM.

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I disabled every extension and it still occurs... I'm going to try my laptop to see if it is just happens with this computer.
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Wow, okay this does not happen on my laptop. So I guess something is just weird with my computer then, huh? An interesting observation: when highlighting text on my laptop, the highlight was dark blue, but on my computer with the flashing cursor problem, it is light gray... any possible connection there? Oh well, it probably won't happen when people visit the site, so I guess it isn't that big of a deal...

However, the fuzzy box still occurs when clicking on links.

Also, if you know how to make my page valid XHTML... could you shed some light on that? A few posts ago I quoted the exact error.
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Sorry for triple posting, but I wanted to make sure you saw this:

I managed to fix the flashing cursor. By comparing the settings for Firefox on my laptop to the computer with the problem, I managed to find that having the option "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" was causing it. Who knew? The highlighting is still different colors though... It might just be because I'm using different themes. EDIT: Okay, its not cause of different firefox themes, probably due to different Windows themes. (I use the silver theme on this computer - which gets light gray highlighting - and I use the blue theme on my laptop - which gets dark blue highlighting.) I really don't care though, this problem is solved! 2 more to go. (Though I'm not sure the first one, about the fuzzy box that appears around links after they are clicked in Firefox, can be fixed)

Edited by stettybet0, 16 July 2007 - 08:59 PM.

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Does your laptop use the same version of FF with the same extensions? That could make a difference. I'll have to look into some chance there may be something that you can change in Win XP itself.

The difference in highlighting is more then likely because you have selected a different color under the Appearances tab. This is found by right-clicking your Desktop, selecting Properties, then when Display Properties windows pops up, click Appearances tab. You can select themes or click Advance button to change appearances in more detail.

Do you have the correct document type for the page you are validating? I made a change to the one I posted in #4:

<frameset cols="15%,*">
<frame name="header" src="/menu.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" noresize="noresize" />
<frame name="content" src="/main.html" scrolling="auto" frameborder="0" noresize="noresize" name="showframe" />
</frameset>

With the correct doc type, this should validate ok.

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Heh, despite all my best efforts, you still did not see my last post. :whistling:

I'll try implementing that code tomorrow, but I have a few quick questions about it:

1. What does the attribute "name" do for a frame? Why have it?
2. Will frameborder="0" do the same thing as border="0" did, just more correctly?

And yes, it is a Frameset doc type.
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I was answering post #21 and page does not get refreshed to see if you posted afterwards until I add my reply. LOL

The different themes I was talking about was the Windows themes, not the FF ones. I had totally forgot that option in FF: "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" I thought that might be an option in the extension MouseGestures, but I didn't have it to check.

Frameborder is used for the frameset page(s). Not border attribute which is incorrect. The name="" attribute is the name of frame for targeting.

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You should get Mouse Gestures! It makes browsing a lot faster and easier! In fact, all of my extensions are pretty useful, except pingpong and myxermagic... My favorite is Tab Effect. It isn't actually useful (lol) but it is VERY cool.

But anyways, thanks for the help! If this forum allowed +rep, you would get it. :whistling:
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Ah, thank you for the +rep. LOL Let me know how your html page goes on validation. And I hope to remember that little option FF has that causes the "problem". As to the fuzzy box after clicking a link. May be a FF quirk. LOL Still scratching my head over that one.

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