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Don't push escape key

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04-05-2000 06:44 PM
Just after pressing my esc key to unhighlight some text, my entire message disappeared. It also works when no text is highlighted. (Just letting you know of a problem.)
*Smith, Harvey
Message 2 of 6 (25 Views)

Re: Don't push escape key

04-06-2000 09:30 AM in reply to: Brian_Nelson
Brian,

What is this related to? Answering a newsgroup question?

If so, what's your mailer?

H

Brian_Nelson wrote:
>
> Just after pressing my esc key to unhighlight some text, my entire message disappeared. It also works when no text is highlighted. (Just letting you know of a problem.)
*Brian
Message 3 of 6 (25 Views)

Re:

04-06-2000 02:17 PM in reply to: Brian_Nelson
Sorry for the confusion.

I had been posting a message using the new webpage discussion provided at
autodesk.com when my message completely vanished before I had a chance to
post it. It happened after I pressed the Esc key.

In the course of composing my new post, I inadvertently highlighted some
text, and rather than click somewhere on the page, which often results in
text being cut and pasted, I pressed the Esc key, under the mistaken belief
that doing so would unhighlight the text while leaving it in place. That
not only unhighlighted the text, however. It completely removed the message
together with its subject.

The reason I used the new service as opposed to the email route is that I
noticed that there were some problems with the new email system, chiefly a
large number of repeat messges, and assumed using the webpage discussion
would be a safer way to post a message.

This message is posted via my email program, which is Outlook Express 5.0.
I hope this answers your questions, Harvey, 'cause I'm not really sure what
a "mailer" is. Brian

Harvey Smith wrote in message
news:38ECBBB2.7267B6FE@westnet.com...
> Brian,
>
> What is this related to? Answering a newsgroup question?
>
> If so, what's your mailer?
>
> H
>
> Brian_Nelson wrote:
> >
> > Just after pressing my esc key to unhighlight some text, my entire
message disappeared. It also works when no text is highlighted. (Just
letting you know of a problem.)
*Smith, Harvey
Message 4 of 6 (25 Views)

Re:

04-06-2000 08:07 PM in reply to: Brian_Nelson
AHA, Brian.

Solution: Don't use the web-formatted newgroup. I think it's a bear to follow
any threads. Better to use OE now with the current setup. I use Netscape 4.72
and it seems to be handling things pretty well.

It seems that AD is pretty well along with solving the issues, especially the
iteration business. The groups I look at seem to loading up OK.

The only problem that I see is that one cannot as yet attach a file and upload
it to Customer Files. But that oughta clear up shortly.

H

Brian wrote:
>
> Sorry for the confusion.
*Brian
Message 5 of 6 (25 Views)

Re:

04-06-2000 10:46 PM in reply to: Brian_Nelson
You know, Harvey, I found the web thingy irritating in a few other respects
as well. For example, the scrollbar in the message section didn't work
right, and you couldn't adjust the size of the left-hand section with
controls that I am familiar with. Also, the header section is a complete
waste of screen space.

In the meantime I have realized that even in O'Express, if you push the Esc
key, it tries to close the message without saving it--but at least it
prompts for confirmation.

It makes me a little nervous to read AD's promotion of web-based design
services, iDesign or something, and then encounter problems such as these.
I originally began my sojourn in CAD with TurboCad, just a few months ago,
which plopped a whole section of screenspace for their internet
interface--unfortunately, their website was down on the first weekend I
owned the program...so I figured, these guys are in big trouble. Next day I
went down & exchanged the program for QC, thinking AD was a much safer bet.
Obviously that is still true, since the other outfit has--I think--crashed
and burned.

Brian

Harvey Smith wrote in message
news:38ED50E9.3B3027F5@westnet.com...
> AHA, Brian.
>
> Solution: Don't use the web-formatted newgroup. I think it's a bear to
follow
> any threads.

*Norris, Ric
Message 6 of 6 (25 Views)

Re:

04-07-2000 04:57 AM in reply to: Brian_Nelson
The web-based NG format has it's own problems...advice is to keep clear. It
seems that all the threads that were repeating after the changes, have
automatically re-dated themselves....last time I looked was the 7th. I have
tried to post messages via WWW and it hasn't worked.

I guess it is now impossible to make accurate searches for previous
topics....!!!

There is also a lot to be desired in regard to the the coding of the new
AutoDesk website.....it is impossible to print documents etc....text on the
right hand side of the page gets chopped.

This change-over has been a complete disaster. I daresay many inquiring
persons' threads have simply gone un-noticed, because no-one could be
bothered sifting through all the crap (except for Harvey) and it is still
not completely right.

I am not even going to attempt to subscribe to Customer Files until the file
size issue is rectified....AND...whatever I post is final, as there is still
no way to cancel messages.

I certainly look forward to product price increase to recover the money
needed for all the overtime required to fix all this crap.....or is this a
beta of the Whistler beta....????

Ric Norris.

"Brian" wrote in message
news:eefd05b.3@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> You know, Harvey, I found the web thingy irritating in a few other
respects
> as well. For example, the scrollbar in the message section didn't work
> right, and you couldn't adjust the size of the left-hand section with
> controls that I am familiar with. Also, the header section is a complete
> waste of screen space.
>
> In the meantime I have realized that even in O'Express, if you push the
Esc
> key, it tries to close the message without saving it--but at least it
> prompts for confirmation.
>
> It makes me a little nervous to read AD's promotion of web-based design
> services, iDesign or something, and then encounter problems such as these.
> I originally began my sojourn in CAD with TurboCad, just a few months ago,
> which plopped a whole section of screenspace for their internet
> interface--unfortunately, their website was down on the first weekend I
> owned the program...so I figured, these guys are in big trouble. Next day
I
> went down & exchanged the program for QC, thinking AD was a much safer
bet.
> Obviously that is still true, since the other outfit has--I think--crashed
> and burned.
>
> Brian
>
> Harvey Smith wrote in message
> news:38ED50E9.3B3027F5@westnet.com...
> > AHA, Brian.
> >
> > Solution: Don't use the web-formatted newgroup. I think it's a bear to
> follow
> > any threads.
>
>
>

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