[rt-users] CONTRIB: Quickpicks v0.3 for WebRT

Beachey, Kendric Kendric.Beachey at garmin.com
Wed Feb 13 14:09:57 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Walker [mailto:rob at myinternetplace.net]
> On Wednesday 13 February 2002 09:45, RT2 Troubles wrote:
> > Nice spin on the JumpBar, and another great submission by 
> Jim. I find that 
> > when I click on the list it is very narrow and I cannot 
> read the list of 
> > choices. Since it was such an easy install I'd assume it's 
> something local
> > to 
> > my RT2 install. I can probably find a way to modify it but 
> I don't want to 
> > break anything and was wondering if anyone else is seeing 
> this behavior?
> What web browser are you using?  
> If I use mozilla 0.9.7, it works okay, with mozilla dropping 
> down a listbox 
> which is wider than the 'Choose one' text seems to be (the 
> 'Choose one' text 
> is cut off at the right end, near the down arrow).
> konqueror (kde 2.2) does not display it correctly, I can't 
> read the whole 
> text.
> Netscape does display it so I can read the whole thing.
> Lynx displays it fine, but of course the javascript does not work.
> Links would not authenticate to my SSL site, so I don't know 
> how it works.
> w3m gave an unknown uri error on the https redirect, don't 
> know how it works.
> I think that the best thing to do to "fix" the problem (which 
> is a web browser 
> problem) is to change the "Choose one" text to read "Please 
> make a selection 
> abcd abcd" or whatever, to make it as long as the longest text in the 
> dropdown.  This _could_ be done programmatically, instead of 
> hardcoding it 
> in.

The width (in pixels) is set in a snippet of CSS code at the very end of the
<select> tag.  You could change the value to suit your needs, or you could
(as I did) just remove the CSS snippet, which allows the combo box to size
itself according to its widest entry.  Jim probably figured that would make
the screen too wide and so he limited it.

I'll second the "another great submission by Jim" comment.  Jim's only been
on the list for what, a couple months?, but he's already become one of my
favorite posters.  He's picked up the internals of RT way faster than I have
and he's given back some great stuff.  And his posts are often entertaining.
Kendric Beachey

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