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It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« on: Thursday 30 September 10 12:00 BST (UK) »
Why when I look at unread posts, are the lines between threads sometimes missing?  Not every line, just random lines so that two threads are together, rather than divided by horizontal lines?

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Re: It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 01:12 BST (UK) »
That happens when your browser is set to less than 100%.
If you use IE down at the bottom right you should see the % that your browser is set to and a little drop down arrow that will allow you to change the %. You can also hold down Ctrl and scroll the wheel on your mouse to change it.
Or you can click Page -> Zoom

Firefox - click View -> Zoom and then you can zoom in or out. Ctrl and 0 together reset the zoom to 100% in FF (I think it's supposed to in IE too but it doesn't in IE9)
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

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Re: It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 October 10 14:02 BST (UK) »
Oh thank you.   

After my cataract ops I was no longer shortsighted and couldn't see small print,  so I played around to get the print much larger.  Now I'm almost sorted with glasses I don't need the large print anymore.  I use Firefox so have just reset it to 100% and all the dividing lines are back. ;D

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Re: It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 17:15 BST (UK) »
No problem =)
I was puzzled when I saw it happen too - took me some time to figure out what had happened. My browser was at 95%, such a little difference that I didn't really notice the difference on most sites but it was those dividing lines here on RC that disappeared that drew my attention to it.
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

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Re: It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 17:31 BST (UK) »
Mystery then, I just tried that since as Lizzie knows I may require attention to cataracts in the fairly near future. I use IE8, and set the size to 75% in order to see what it was like. All the lines are still there. Why?
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 18:16 BST (UK) »
I guess it's one of those quirky things that doesn't happen for everyone.
I only notice it on the main forum pages (the lists of posts).
This is what I see @ 85% - the lines between 2nd and 3rd are missing as are the lines between the penultimate and last posts.
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

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Re: It doesn't really matter, I'm just curious.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 18:24 BST (UK) »
Well, ....  if you want to get technical ......


You don't !!!   :o       Well ignore the next bit then  ;D

Think of it in pixels: the screen height is maybe 1024 pixels (or 768 for many laptops)

A topic title might take 100 pixels. Reduce the font-size and it might take  76 pixels, or maybe 75 and the missing 1 pixel height could just be that bit where the dividing line is, which accounts for

  "now you see it, now you don't !!"...


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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 18:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bob, clear as mud. ::)

Only joking, I understand exactly what you mean now and using a laptop probably made things worse. 

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 October 10 18:55 BST (UK) »
That's a good way of explaining it, Bob =)
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

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