It has been brought to my attention that the Fading Slideshow action doesn’t work properly when viewed using Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7.
Having checked this myself I have found that the fading action works poorly when the cursor is moved. Also when hovering over the slideshow it is supposed to stop on the selected full image. Instead it stops between images.
I was wondering if anyone has had a chance to try and track down why this action doesn’t work well ‘on the dark side’. It seems as though general mouse movement is being registered by the slideshow rather than just when the mouse passes over the slideshow.
Thanks for confirming that this is an issue not only with the Fading Slideshow but with some other actions as well. It would be great if some guru could work out what has changed and even just give us a line or two of code we could add to the pages to make the actions work properly again.
Does this problem happen in a completely blank page with nothing on it
besides a single ScriptyLightbox2 element? I am thinking there may be
some interaction between my Action and the Twitter one, which I have
never used or tested. Please make a cut-down text page and see if the
problem travels. Also, enable the script debugger in IE, and see if it
tells you something explicit about the failure, or if it notices any
errors at all.
On Sep 6, 2011, at 6:20 AM, Jef wrote:
Scriptylightbox2 opens in IE9 a jpeg not in a lightbox but it
opens in a new browser window.
I have a twitterbox (downloaded from the Twittersite) on the
site. I shows in IE9 the twitterbox window but not the twitter
When I view the slideshow at http://www.dmoft.co.uk/ it should simply cross-fade between as series of images. When the mouse pointer goes over the slideshow it should stop on the image that is currently being shown.
However in IE9 the slideshow detects mouse movement anywhere in the browser window. More often than not when the mouse moves the slideshow stops in the fade mid-point rather than on a full image. You can see a couple of the captured images at http://www.dmoft.co.uk/slideshow.html
The slideshow alone on a page doesn’t exhibit these problems but when combined with the CSS Menu I need for the site the problem starts.
My reasons for using the Fading Slideshow action are:
easy to use, just select images in the action window and apply links as necessary
the images can be shown in a random order
the slideshow can be paused when the pointer hovers over it
a noscript image can be set
it crossfades rather than fades in and out
On one site I have changed the fading slideshow with your NewsCycle action but at present it doesn’t have some of the features in the dedicated Slideshow action.