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Bug in chat box Copying in text from outside BBO

#1 User is offline   myops9 

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Posted 2021-August-22, 08:20

I've encountered a strange bug in BBO. Somehow, the software seems to have copied a post-code from an outside document I completed and bizarrely, when I start a chat message, this post-code appears first. I can't seem to disable this. Anyone met this before?

I'd really appreciate any ideas.

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Posted 2021-August-22, 16:13

Yes - I also see a similar problem.
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Posted 2021-August-22, 18:43

I speculate that the bug (or whatever) is causing your clipboard's contents to be displayed - had you copied the postcode?
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Posted 2021-August-22, 18:51

Chrome in particular is known to be very aggressive when it comes to auto-filling fields it thinks should contain an address (typically for no reason at all, like it found a word ending in 'code' somewhere in the vicinity of the box).

If it is autofill, there may not be a site-specific solution but there are global ones.
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Posted 2021-August-23, 01:15

I also suspect that it is Chrome auto-filling the Chat box, since one of my friends has reported this. I just disabled auto-filling and I've not heard any more. I suspect it was a Chrome upgrade rather than anything that BBO is doing.
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Posted 2021-August-23, 06:49

I have encountered Chrome aggressively auto-filling certain fields when creating a tournament, so this certainly can happen with BBO.
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Posted 2021-August-24, 08:20

It's not just the chat box. It also happens in the partner field when inviting someone to play in a pair tournament.

It's on our known bug list, no idea when we'll get around to fixing it. It's annoying but not a serious problem.

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Posted 2021-September-25, 15:49

Anyone figure this out.....Chrome keeps trying to put a word in, whenever I try to chat in the lower box. It is very annoying. How to get rid of??
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Posted 2021-September-29, 10:21

I once managed to get rid of it for a little while by using the arrow keys and then pressing Delete to delete it, but they came back. I don't think there's any real way to stop it.

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