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[BUG] Chat window omits chat messages.

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Thrakkar, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Thrakkar

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    This is very annoying. For every text wrap, the chat window omits one line at the bottom of the chat window.

    I.e.:

    Let's assume, the chat window's height allows to display 9 lines of text. Now if the window's width is big enough and no text wrapping occurs, following text would be ok:

    Now if you decrease the width, so that the lines with precision & skill gains have to wrap, the following will occur:

    Thw chat window still would try to display the same 9 lines. Unfortunately only the bold text is visible. The other 4 lines at the bottom of the screen are NOT visible.

    The correct display should look like this:

    This bug gets extremely annoying, if people are writing long sentences. Is there probably a workaround, I can try?

    I already wrote a bug report. Hope that gets fixed soon.
     
  2. Whinemaker

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    Just curious, is time stamp on when this happens?
     
  3. Thrakkar

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    Indeed.

    Just tried it without the timestamp and that bug isn't occuring.

    Nonetheless a fix would be appropriate.
     
  4. Storm

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    Nice catch good deal!
     
  5. Whinemaker

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    Not exactly a nice catch... just that I bitched about the same problem in an earlier post.

    But yeah it'd be great if they fixed it.
     
  6. Thrakkar

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    The good thing is, when you turn on timestamp, even the older messages get stamped. Therefore I always have it turned off now and if I want to know the time I switch it on. A little bit annoying but better than nothing...
     
  7. Llewen

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    I posted about this and submitted bug reports months ago, but I didn't realize exactly what was going on. I didn't realize it was a text wrapping issue. Maybe I can "fix" the problem for now by widening my chat window. How wide does it have to be to fix the issue? Or does it have to be as wide as the maximum string length, which would probably be wider than my screen?

    edit: Did some testing and answered my own question. It isn't possible to make the chat window wide enough to account for the full length of the line. This needs to be fixed.