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Aug 21, 2008 06:39 AM

Mouseover Problem

Can you guys confirm a problem I'm having?

Try mousing over the avatar icons (the little images next to the nametags) of posters in a thread. The images should expand as you pass over them. Now try doing so with the avatar icon of the very first posting in a thread (e.g. this one). See if it expands.

For me, it doesn't, in both Safari and Firefox for mac.

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  1. Same here. I have a mac and use both Safari and Firefox.

    1. Same thing for windows XP; Firefox

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      1. re: hannaone

        Yes - Windows XP here too and the Mouseover thing has been happening for many months now. Please bring it back!

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        1. hi jim!

          how's the new software coming?

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          1. re: steve h.


            I'm eating as fast as I can.


          2. This hasn't worked for months and months, I believe. I do miss it - Id like to see the avatar slightly larger should I wish to do so.

            Also wish they'd bring back the ability to have a name expansion on the avatars in the Who's Talking?" box. Ever since the ability to have avatars came about, the ability to see the names associated with those avatars went away, without clicking on each one individually. Frustrating as all get-out.

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            1. re: LindaWhit

              It works with Firefox and some other browsers, but not with IE.

                1. re: hannaone

                  Can someone in Corporate direct the developers to test with IE as well as whatever is their browser du jour? MSIE still commands a substantial majority among actual end users.

                  1. re: meatme

                    I don't know if they can or not, you'd have to ask chowhound staff ;-P
                    From my own limited experience (I am by no means anywhere close to being an expert) with building web pages, IE is a problem child. You can do something that looks and works well in most browsers, but looks and works like crap in IE, or you can do something that works great in IE and ignores all the other browsers, or something that tries to work both sides of the street (a nightmare), Or you can run duplicate sets of pages - One set for IE and one set for everything else, with all the multiplied maintenance and updates that would require.
                    FWIW- from the stats on my web site IE is running about 45% and all other browsers are running 55%

                    1. re: hannaone

                      Is yours a site that appeals to tweaksters? According to Wikipedia, MSIE 6 and 7 had a 73% market share as of June 2008. That makes it the standard to which sites should develop.

                      1. re: meatme

                        Just checked my stats for the newest info

                        IE has crept up to 52% of the hits
                        Firefox is at 37%
                        All others fill in the gap.

                        And it's a site mostly about Korean recipes. No tech stuff at all.