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Frenetically Blinking Caret

sever oon
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 08, 2004
Posts: 268
Why does the text caret, when I'm posting a message (like right now), frenetically and rapidly blink? It's as if someone wrote a tight loop that constantly refreshes the posting text area to see if the next character's been typed yet.

Surely this isn't what's being done. That would be very hackish. But what is the problem?

Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

hmmmmm... doesn't happen on my box. Maybe your browser is possessed??
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9044
I think it may have something to do with the animated Graemlins. After I click on one, the curser settles down to its regular blink.

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sever oon
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Joined: Feb 08, 2004
Posts: 268

Not on mine...still in an infinite redraw. Incidentally, I've used IE, Netscape, Mozilla, and just two weeks back I switched to Firefox (awesome browser, by the way). It happens on all of them, so I don't think my browser's possessed. My box, maybe...

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