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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Maybe I should just get a smaller monitor?

post #2 of 20
OK confused.gif

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Mike -

There is obviously some form of "smoke and mirrors" going on here. Your screen shot has considerably less empty black space than does mine. The screen print I made was taken from "Search This Thread - Advanced Search Options". Maybe yours was made from another search?
post #4 of 20
Nope, same search logged in as you. FF & IE display the same.
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Nope, same search logged in as you. FF & IE display the same.

Well, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. The search I did was a "Search This Thread", then entering "Advanced Search Options", performed from within a thread. I believe yours (logged in as me) to be different, as evidenced by closer examination of the image you posted.
post #6 of 20
Nope, same process from within that thread.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Nope, same process from within that thread.

This is the url from my search:

http://www.avsforum.com/newsearch/?search=Search+for+posts+in+this+thread&resultSortingPreference=recency&byuser=ws65711&output=posts&sdate=0&newer=1&type=all&containingthread%5B0%5D=537711&advanced=1

The image I posted shows 61 results (which are cramped up), and a whole lot of blank space to the right.


Your image shows 1135 results (which better utilize the available space), and a minimal amount of blank space to the right.


My search results look the same every time I perform that search. My initial reason for posting was because of the large amount of wasted screen space to the right of the search results. But it looks like there must be other issues as well, since when you search as me you get 1135 results but when I search as me I only get 61 results.

Maybe you make a better me than I do? eek.gif
post #8 of 20
I've used multiple browsers, searching multiple threads, logged in as multiple users (including myself) and I'm unable to replicate the void you see.

How many threads have you searched and how many browsers have you tried?
post #9 of 20
Hi....

Unless I missed it...What browser are you using? Maybe it is a browser issue or browser setting. (Just a thought.)

Another thought is to try deleting your AVSForum Cookies and then close the browser. Then come back to the site and log back in and see what happens.

Just tossing these out their just in case.

Sent from somewhere in the Atlantic aboard the Home Theater Cruise.
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

I've used multiple browsers, searching multiple threads, logged in as multiple users (including myself) and I'm unable to replicate the void you see.
How many threads have you searched and how many browsers have you tried?

Per David's suggestion, I deleted cookies and logged back in. That seems to have solved the problem of the blank space on the right side (but only temporarily, see edit below). However, my search still only returns 61 results as opposed to your 1135 results. Can you post the url for the search you are using? And/or perform the search with the url I provided in post #7 above and confirm the qty of posts returned as results? confused.gif

EDIT: I spoke too soon. I went back and performed the search again... and the results are cramped over to the left again.
Edited by WS65711 - 11/28/12 at 1:02pm
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lang View Post

Nope, same process from within that thread.


This is the url from my search:

http://www.avsforum.com/newsearch/?search=Search+for+posts+in+this+thread&resultSortingPreference=recency&byuser=ws65711&output=posts&sdate=0&

newer=1&type=all&containingthread%5B0%5D=537711&advanced=1

 

http://www.avsforum.com/newsearch/?search=&resultSortingPreference=recency&byuser=WS65711&output=posts&sdate=0&newer=1&type=all&containingthread[0]=537711&advanced=1

 

These are diff. in my search and prob. Mike's as well since we get the same results.

 

Using FF, I tried many combos in Search to get same results as you, but always got the above.

 

Using your link, I get same as you.


Edited by wajo - 11/28/12 at 1:40pm
post #13 of 20
I'm guessing IE is to blame...it usually is. smile.gif
post #14 of 20
Yep, IE only gives you limited results.
post #15 of 20

AHa! I get similar odd-dated results as WS65711 IF I ENTER/TYPE "Search for posts in this thread" in the top entry box (where the grey suggestion is).

 

I've been leaving that blank, and I assume Mike is too.

 

My URL is slightly diff. from WS65711:

 

http://www.avsforum.com/newsearch/?search=Search+for+posts+in+this+thread&resultSortingPreference=recency&byuser=WS65711&output=posts&sdate=0&newer=1&type=all&containingthread[0]=537711&advanced=1

 

Compared to his:

 

http://www.avsforum.com/newsearch/?search=Search+for+posts+in+this+thread&resultSortingPreference=recency&byuser=ws65711&output=posts&sdate=0&newer=1&type=all&containingthread%5B0%5D=537711&advanced=1


Edited by wajo - 11/28/12 at 1:51pm
post #16 of 20
IE leaves the "Search for posts in this thread" as part of the query.
post #17 of 20

With IE and no typing in top box, I get the same odd-dated results as when I used FF and entered/typed "Search for posts...." in the top box.

 

So, with IE, you apparently have to DELETE that text in the top box for this kind of Search-All action...

 

EDIT: Except IE won't let you delete the text in the top box. I thought I had it deleted but as soom as I clicked the Search button, it autp-reappeared for the search. Maybe that's part of some "auto-complete" or "auto-entry" sertting that can be turned off in IE???

 

Or better yet, just type a period in top box and let it search for all posts by user with a period? Nope, that doesn';t work.

 

AH! A SPACE WORKS!


Edited by wajo - 11/28/12 at 2:10pm
post #18 of 20

Thanks for the info, guys! I just ticketed this item. I appreciate all the help. smile.gif

post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks to Wajo (in particular) for figuring out what was causing this to happen. I still run XP for a variety of work related reasons. I run IE8 because Microsoft has decided not to produce a version of IE9 for XP. In recent days I have installed and tried both Firefox and Chrome. I really wish I could say that I like them, but the way they handle the Address Bar (or Navigation Bar or Location Bar, as Firefox seems to have numerous names for the same thing) really sucks . . .

I can confirm however that the issues described earlier in this thread do not occur with Chrome or Firefox. I don't know if that makes them "better" than IE8, or if it indicates that additional testing of the search function may have helped to prevent the problem.
Edited by WS65711 - 11/30/12 at 9:36am
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by WS65711 View Post

I can confirm however that the issues described earlier in this thread do not occur with Chrome or Firefox. I don't know if that makes them "better" than IE8, or if it indicates that additional testing of the search function may have helped to prevent the problem.

It's not only Firefox & Chrome, it "just woks" in Safari, Opera, and most likely every other browser.

IE has a way of making itself difficult on users and developers.
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