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problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:45 pm
by michael scuffil
This Forum (for me) has suddenly become unreadable on Chrome -- it's covered in red circles enclosing symbolic lines representing text (and I can't shrink the drop-down menus). This doesn't happen in incognito mode, but there of course I can't post, because surprise surprise I'm incognito. I'm writing this on Pale Moon, which is my reserve browser. Anyone know what's wrong?

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:58 pm
by Mid A 15
michael scuffil wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:45 pm
This Forum (for me) has suddenly become unreadable on Chrome -- it's covered in red circles enclosing symbolic lines representing text (and I can't shrink the drop-down menus). This doesn't happen in incognito mode, but there of course I can't post, because surprise surprise I'm incognito. I'm writing this on Pale Moon, which is my reserve browser. Anyone know what's wrong?
My browser is Chrome and (touchwood cross everything) all is well for me.

Our revered leader Julian is the man to ask.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:28 pm
by rockfreak
Mine's covered in blue circles. Is this significant?

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:39 pm
by rockfreak
The blue has now turned to red. Is this in deference to my political views?

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:55 pm
by LongGone
I briefly had the same problem in Safari, after the last downtime, but it went away before I felt the need to report it.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:45 pm
by sejintenej
I had it in W7; Julian has just told me how to sort it by a reload (Ctrl + F5 in windows). It's being a bit slow at present

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:03 pm
by rockfreak
Mid A 15 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:58 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:45 pm
This Forum (for me) has suddenly become unreadable on Chrome -- it's covered in red circles enclosing symbolic lines representing text (and I can't shrink the drop-down menus). This doesn't happen in incognito mode, but there of course I can't post, because surprise surprise I'm incognito. I'm writing this on Pale Moon, which is my reserve browser. Anyone know what's wrong?
My browser is Chrome and (touchwood cross everything) all is well for me.

Our revered leader Julian is the man to ask.

Circles conspire to muffle
The musings of Dr Scuffil.
His freedom to post
Is suddenly toast
And is causing a mighty kerfuffle.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:56 pm
by J.R.
Personally, I don't use Chrome.

There was an issue with this site last week when Julian was working on an up-grade.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:45 pm
by michael scuffil
Crtl + F5 has fixed it. The logic of computers never ceases to astound me.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:51 pm
by rockfreak
I always felt sorry for Catweazle who used to shout "electrickery"! when anyone switched on a light. In the sixties my aged grandmother came to live with us. She came from a rural area and had never quite got used to the telephone. When it rang she used to jump. But she discovered that you could stop it ringing by taking the handset off the body and putting it down. It never occurred to her to say anything into it. When my mother came home she would say: "I can hear someone shouting". "Yes Grandma," my mother would say. "That's the operator (who had guessed what had happened) telling you to put the handset back." These days I sympathise with my aged gran, although I have to say that technology is moving faster than it did then.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:03 am
by LongGone
My grandmother had a related habit. If one of my grandfather's favorite songs came on the radio while he was out of the room, she would turn it off so he could hear it when he returned. Apparently when they first hot electricity she would plug something into every outlet, to stop the electricity from leaking out.

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:47 pm
by J.R.
.................... and when premium bonds first started, my fathers older sister wanted to know who 'Ernie' was, and how did he know when to pick the winning numbers !

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:17 pm
by michael scuffil
Apparently when they first got electricity she would plug something into every outlet, to stop the electricity from leaking out.

Ah, she realized early on that this was a government plot to poison us and cook our brains.

(But to be slightly more serious, google EMF, and you'll find that many people believe this. You can buy dud plugs to 'stop' it.)

Re: problem with Chrome

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:56 pm
by jhopgood
J.R. wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:47 pm
.................... and when premium bonds first started, my fathers older sister wanted to know who 'Ernie' was, and how did he know when to pick the winning numbers !
Reminds me of my sister, when Churchill was dying, who couldn't understand why he kept getting shot every time they issued a bulletin.