Calendar View Distorted with New Update

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Calendar View Distorted with New Update

Postby dcrockett3 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:23 pm

Within the last week (perhaps due to calendar update on 26 Sept) the calendar view has become distorted when I view it, to an almost unusable level. I have logged in to view the calendar similar to what I have done in the past and I get a different view of the calendar. This has been verified on two different computers and two different accounts (my wife logged in also and got the same results).

Previous view:
The original view that I am used to had the main calendar occupying the majority of the screen. On the left side of the calendar, there was a small sub-panel that contained "Subscribed Calendars" and "Locations".

Distorted View (see screen capture below):
The current distorted view has text overlapping, making it hard to read and unusable, especially the "Subscribed Calendars" and "Locations". The basic calendar at the top of the screen has the month name overlapping the days of the week. Below this basic calendar, "Subscribed Calendars" and "Locations" occupy the full width of the window, and overflow onto each other and into the main calendar. Because of this overlap of text, subscribed calendars cannot be turned on or off.

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Has anyone else seen similar problems and do you know how to fix the problem?

Thank you.
Don Crockett.
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Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:29 pm

I believe there's a known problem if you use "zoom" to make the page larger. Try pressing Ctrl-0 to reset it to 100%.
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Postby jdlessley » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:37 pm

dcrockett3 wrote:Within the last week (perhaps due to calendar update on 26 Sept) the calendar view has become distorted when I view it, to an almost unusable level.
This is a known problem for IE. It has been reported in several other threads all named the same thing.
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In this post we are directed to an LDSTech announcement of recommended web browsers. You may want to consider using Firefox or Chrome to view the calendar until the issue is resolved.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby aebrown » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:40 pm

This looks like the known problem with Internet Explorer 8 (the same thing happens with IE7 or with IE9 in compatibility view). Try a different browser (or if you are in compatibility view, turn off compatibility view).
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Postby dajhorn » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:48 am

The Chrome Frame Plugin might resolve this glitch for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP. The solution would be:

1. Prompt legacy browsers to install the plugin. (Template code here.)

2a. And add this server header: X-UA-Compatible: chrome=1
2b. Or add this page tag: <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1">

For the user, this is good because installing a plugin is less disruptive than changing browsers. Most people won't think twice.

For the developer, this is good because it is a nearly zero cost way of supporting IE 6, 7, and 8.

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Calendar View Distorted

Postby pewade » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:27 pm

I also have the same problem on my computer. I have Mozella Foxfire on my computer and so I tried getting to the calendar from that internet. It works fine using Mosella. But I don't understand why it should have changed in the first place.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:04 pm

pewade wrote:But I don't understand why it should have changed in the first place.


One of the mysteries of the kingdom. I can only speculate that they were not able to roll back for some reason and wanted to put the effort into the next version then to fix a soon-to-be-replaced version.
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My calendar is very distorted also.

Postby jvanskiver » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:34 pm

I see huge lines for each of the calendar subscriptions and a very little blurry calendar in the upper right corner and then a little version of the actual calendar that is very hard to read.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:39 pm

jvanskiver wrote:I see huge lines for each of the calendar subscriptions and a very little blurry calendar in the upper right corner and then a little version of the actual calendar that is very hard to read.


You must be using IE8 (or IE7). That is not recommended for using the tools on LDS.org, as seen in the article LDSTech announcement of recommended web browsers.
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Postby kyleq » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:36 am

dajhorn wrote:The Chrome Frame Plugin might resolve this glitch for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP.


I've added your suggestion to the bug report and included a link and suggestion to look into to using GCF as a relatively simple fix to the issue. Thanks for finding this and suggesting it!


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