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Post Posted: May 22nd 2009 5:38 pm
 
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My PC recently crashed when I became infuriated with the Fondor Shipyard Assault level in Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, and proceeded to smash my laptop with the TV remote. Since I've been re-installing everything I'm having an issue with forums like this. When I go to type a message, like I'm doing now, my pointer will vanish if I move it within the message area. So highlighting my text and that sort of thing is annoyingly difficult. I've looked through the Firefox preferences and I can't figure it out. Anyone know why this could be? I'm using Vista if that could be related to the problem.


Post Posted: May 22nd 2009 6:09 pm
 
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I have run into the cursor bug before and it maybe due to the custom upgrades done by me.

A few things about MF that may be a part of your problem. There are two versions of PHPBB: the new PHPBB3 and the legacy PHPBB2 which many prefer because of the :quote: bloated :quote: features of PHPBB3 (and paid forums like vBulletin and Invision). MF still runs on a heavily customized and "super" version of PHPBB2 which I had to modify into running on the latest version PHP and MySQL while incorporating some features of PHPBB3. In other words PHPBB2 + PHPBB3 = mfPHPBB.

What does this have to do with your cursor issue?

I suspect it is a memory issue of some sort. When posting there is a Topic Review window below the post box which features every post in the entire thread at one time - including images and video. This means whenever someone posts in a multi-page megathread like the Transformers for example, your firefox memory footprint inflates (mine is at 1gb as I type this) thanks to all of the multimedia content. Pulling all of that data up at one time while posting a mega-thread such as Transformers probably isn't too good for the database either, so it maybe a good idea to remove "Topic Review" or make it optional.

So is there any thread in particular that does this or is it all of them at this time?


Post Posted: May 22nd 2009 6:14 pm
 
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It seems to be all the threads.


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