Cannot apply formatting an another forum

  • When using the ThaiVisa forum ( and creating a post, I'm unable to apply formatting to the text.

    I can bold, italicize, underline, color, etc text while composing a post in any other browser, but not with Vivaldi.

    Any easy fix for that?

    (Also, this forum's software (i.e. is driving me nuts. Clicking any page navigation link at the bottom of the forum index page automatically auto-directs to page 4. To get to page 2, 3, 5, etc I have to manually edit the URL in the browser.) Of course, as soon as I post that, it starts working correctly again. But, honestly, it was in a Page 4 loop!

  • Okay, I can take a hint. Nobody cares that my most frequently visited web site has its functionality limited by Vivaldi.

    Between that and the annoying behavior of search strings being "sticky" in the search box by the address box, I'm going to defect to a Chromium-based browser (Comodo's Dragon) for a while so I won't be crippled by my browser.


  • @wpcoe Troubleshoot and submit a bugreport. Few people will be willing to sign up to some obscure forum and do that for you. Also, Vivaldi is a chromium based browser, but some websites don't detect it. You could try and change your user agent. You can do this with developer tools, or by installing a chrome extension. If the user agent change solves your problems, you should contact the administrators of thaivisa and ask them to fix it.

  • @wpcoe In the meantime you can try some online tool, like this. Scroll down the page to the BBCode Input box and type inside. You can see the already formatted text on the HTML Output box. Remove the <p> string at the start/end of the whole text and you've done. Copy and paste whatever you want.

  • This isn't just an issue with that one forum, it happens in just about every text box where code can be inserted. I have the issue on multiple VBulletin forums, as well as one other that appears to use the same software backend as that Thai Visa forum in the OP. Trying to apply any kind of BBCode seems to have a 50/50 chance of working.

    For example, if I have the sentence "This is an example" and I highlight the word "example" and click the B (bold) text button, it should change in the text box to this: "This is an [B]example[/B]" but most of the time it'd do this instead: "[B][/B]This is an example". Does that make sense? It's inserting the code but not at the right spot. Very annoying.

    The issue began with the update to 1.9; it was fine in 1.8 and has always worked in Chrome and other browsers. Very early in the beginning days of Vivaldi, this same issue cropped up but it was fixed before I could write a bug report.


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