Support » Plugin: Simple Ajax Chat » Chat Window/Box with scroll bar not displaying

  • Resolved josephmiddleton


    Really is a simple to install Chat System–I Like simple. However I have a silly question. Hopefully its a quick fix but I am no programmer, the image above shows a window for the chats and a scroll bar to scroll through them to read. On my installation it simply keeps on being entered with no framed scroll window and it accepts hundreds and hundreds of chat entries growing the page to huge size. How can I fix this I am using 3.4.2 and twenty eleven. I sure do appreciate all you’ve done and hope you have a super simple fix for this situation. Thanks

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    I mentioned an image so I placed the link to the image I was referring to. You can also go here to see what I mean even if not registered you still will see the difference.

    Joseph’s Story Blog

    Thanks for any help…

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Yes easy fix: in the settings custom CSS field, find or add the following selector:

    ul#sac-messages {}

    Inside it, declare a height for the chat box, for example:

    ul#sac-messages { height: 300px; }

    And remember to save the changes.

    I did. Thank you. How do I make it look like yours in the Pic though? It looks so cool and fuctional. Mine, it now scrolls but no scroll bar and it scrolls into the name and message box where yours is all neatly on the side. I am so sorry to bug you. And especially sorry I am not very good as a programmer in this stuff anyway. I am learning ever so slowly though. Thank you again.

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Ah yes, sorry I forgot you also need to add “overflow: auto;” to get the scrollbar to appear, like so:

    ul#sac-messages { height: 300px; overflow: auto; }

    Let me know if that works!

    Yes, Thank you so much it does. I know there is a read me file somewheres is there other items to add to it as well? Like for the input fields to be on the side instead of bottom? and Color? Wow your pic is really neat looking but this is definately fuctional. Of course now it has an error that wasnt there before I will try it in firefox to see if it works any better than ie.

    well if I am logged in in shows a bunch of errors and certain things dont work afterward.

    this si the error when not logged in through ie…

    Webpage error details

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLiveConnector.1.5; OfficeLivePatch.1.3; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; BRI/2; BOIE8;ENUS)
    Timestamp: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:54:07 UTC

    Message: Object required
    Line: 118
    Char: 1
    Code: 0

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Is that IE8? Honestly I haven’t tested in older versions of browsers, everything should work in current versions though.. I can look at IE8 for the next update and see if it’s something that’s fixable. Thanks for the feedback.

    Plugin Author Jeff Starr


    Please check the latest version of the plugin (20130712) — it’s been completely rewritten and many bugs have been fixed. Closing this thread on that account, please feel free to open a new thread for further questions, feedback, or issues. Thanks.

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