[thelist] Layers and Scrollbars on Macs

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 25 06:30:16 CST 2003

>Thanks, I've tried removing the width altogether, but the scrollbar still 
>seems to be there (although I'm having to get a friend to test it for me at 
>the moment, so can't check myself).
>The general consensus seems to be that this 'just happens' on Macs, so
>unless anyone can tell me otherwise I think I'll just have to ignore it?

It can be solved. Usually the horizontal scrollbar appears because some 
content stretches underneath the vertical scrollbar. Giving the entire DIV a 
padding-right of about 20px, or giving all content elements a margin-right 
of 20px, usually helps. But your content, except for the table, already has 
a nice fat margin-right, so I thought the table was the culprit.

If removing the width doesn't help, try setting padding-left or margin-left 
as described above. The table may try to ruin your day by stretching the 
full 100% regardless (and thus causing new spacing). In that case you might 
try to remove the table completely. As far as I can see it isn't necessary.

> >See: http://www.magical.me.uk/villanatura/healthAndPaint.htm
>I *think* the culprit is the table with width=100%. It stretches all the 
>way up to the right border of the DIV, which is located *below* the 
>vertical scrollbar, thus causing the horizontal one. Try removing the width 
>altogether or giving it a lower value.

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