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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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09/18/03: Stationary Background

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From Samantha=== Dear Webby How do I make the background of a page stationary, and have only the text scroll? Thanks Samantha Dear Samantha To do it is easy: <body bgproperties="fixed" background="image-name.jpg" ...> However, it is very silly and not helpful. The eye uses cues in the background to line up the line to line jumps. By messing that up, you decrease readability. Especially with long lines of text, it gets rather difficult to read if you use that silly stunt. The only time it COULD make sense, is when you use a wide left margin and a narrow text column, and have a map or a diagram in the background picture so that it appears in the left sidemargin, and stays put, while the text column scrolls. Unless you really need something like that, it's best to avoid silly tricks like that and focus on readability. Have FUN DearWebby
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