Re: DDMsgReader - Disable scrollbar in message reader view
By: Codefenix to Nightfox on Sun Jan 08 2023 12:17 pm
Not sure whether you noticed, but it seems whenever an ANSI message someone posted over a network goes all the way up to or past the 79th column, an extra blank line is added to the displayed message. See any of THEVIPER's messages in DOVE-Net Advertisements as examples.
Is there a way to disable the scrollbar entirely in DDMsgReader? I didn't see an obvious way in the cfg file, but maybe I overlooked it.
Yes, actually, I made an update just recently to do that. It's a user setting (not in the .cfg file). While in the reader, you can press Ctrl-U for user settings, and there's now a toggle for whether to use the scrollbar. Without the scrollbar, it currently doesn't show how far you are through the message, but that's something I plan to add.
I added that toggle for ANSI files, for the reason you mentioned. However, I noticed that even without the scrollbar, some ANSIs still don't look good. It seems it didn't didn't even help with ANSIs that are 80 columns. Without the scrollbar, I saw that some ANSIs have extra blank lines, etc.. So I'm thinking there may be something else needed to make 80-column ANSIs look good, and it would need some more investigation.
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