Attack of the hidden bugs

Speaking of bugs that come out of hiding to annoy me, Amanda and a few other friends have made me aware of a funky bug with this layout in IE6 (possibly version 5 as well). It seems that some of the entries sort of meld into each other causing a sort of blank spot between lines of text as evidenced here and here. Unfortunately, I can not reproduce it on my machine even though I am running the same thing as most of my friends (XP Pro / IE6 SP1). The page shows up perfectly on my versions (latest builds) of Mozilla, FireFox and IE so I have no clue how to fix the problem. Can anyone out there replicate the error as shows in the image above?

You know, nothing makes me more happier than people who submit screen shots of problems they have to me. Really! I mean it! There’s this one girl at work who sends me screen shots of all of any problems she encounters while she is working and I can’t begin to tell you how extra helpful it is getting them with solving problems. 9 times out of 10 just describing the problem just doesn’t cut it, but when you back it up with graphical evidence, it gets so much easier to solve. Unfortunately, this one may not be so easy to solve… 🙁

UPDATE: Well, I still can’t seem to figure it out, but at least after fiddling around with IE I can replicate this issue. If I go into the Internet Options, then the Advanced tab and then click “Smooth Scrolling” this bug occurs. However I have this turned off by default as I hate what it does when I scroll with my mouse. If those that are having this problem can verify whether or not “Smooth Scrolling” is on when they experience this bug, try turning it off. This of course is just for debugging purposes and you can turn it on if you wish after you test it. I’d just like to know if this is the cause of the problem. If so, I can hunt around our corporate Microsoft tech support site for this bug and see if there’s a workaround. 🙂 Thanks again for those of you who are helping me pinpoint this issue.

3 replies on “Attack of the hidden bugs”

I’m getting it, Dave. I notice that it occurs at the top or bottom of where the screen of the browser ends. I’ll take some shots and email ’em to you. I’m working on IE 6.0.28. I thought it was just my computer being WEIRD. Very strange. Alright. Let me capture some shots for you so you can see it. I have no idea what the deal-e-o is, but it has just started occurring on this layout. Hrmmm.

(PS – For the life of me, I have no idea how to change the default layout for WP. ::snickers::)

Oh, that happens on lots of sites. If you just scroll down past it and up again, it goes away. Something to do with the stylesheet rendering, I think. I’ve gotten so used to it now that I don’t even think of it as a bug anymore when I see it on someone’s site.

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