The "Like this" widget has an ugly scrollbar in my browser… what should I do?

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  • #1565163

    maliktunga
    Member

    I’m starting a blog and am preparing it first. I’m wondering if I should enable the WordPress.com Like feature, but by viewing it on other WordPress blogs, there is always an ugly sidebar!

    Here are examples :
    http://twentyfourteendemo.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/a-weekend-away-in-the-countryside-before-the-wedding-day/
    http://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/how-to-get-more-traffic/

    If you can’t see it, I’ve taken a screenshot : http://imgur.com/QvrDlAf

    The sidebar appears at the right of the widget and seems to scroll down the content for a distance of about 1-2 pixels.

    Could this be solved?

    I’m using FireFox 26 on Ubuntu.

    Thank you for your attention!

    The blog I need help with is omgpapercraft.wordpress.com.

    #1565242

    timethief
    Member

    Twenty Fourteen is responsive width theme. Responsive width means the the layout adapts depending on the size of the device being used to view your site. When responsive width themes are viewed on mobiles the sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading. Disable the mobile theme here > Appearance > Mobile

    #1565257

    maliktunga
    Member

    Wrong answer… I’m talking about the Like Widget, whatever the theme is. I have absolutely no problem with my theme.

    #1565258

    timethief
    Member

    I looked at the image and cannot determine what it is that you think is out of order.

    #1565259

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1565279

    maliktunga
    Member

    There is a scrollbar at the right that is simply useless and that shouldn’t be there.

    Sorry, I stupidly wrote “sidebar” instead of “scrollball” twice. My apologies for the inconvenience.

    Thank you!

    #1565282

    timethief
    Member

    Understood. :)

    #1565373

    jackiedana
    Member

    This is not normal behavior, so it could be your browser/viewing area. Are you seeing the same issue in other browsers, or is this a Firefox-specific issue? How wide is your window when you see this?

    #1565394

    maliktunga
    Member

    I’ve verified, and it is correct in Google Chrome on Windows! So it seems like a FireFox-specific issue. The issue is seen at whatever window width, but my display has a resolution of 1280 x 800.

    #1565396

    jackiedana
    Member

    Looking into this further, it appears that this is how Firefox on Ubuntu renders this part of a site. This behavior is not consistent across operating systems, however, and on Windows and MacOS the Likes feature should not show up with a scroll bar in Firefox or other current browsers.

    #1565398

    maliktunga
    Member

    Ah, I see. Thank you very much for enlightening me!

    #1565399

    jackiedana
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

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