I tried to replicate your problem.
When replying to a plain text message or post, adding letters to a long word
at the right edge of a compose window causes the scroll bar to appear.
Depending on the width of the letters, sometimes two letters can be added
and still have the scroll bar.
This only occurs on the last line being composed. Trying to add letters to
an earlier line does not make the scroll bar appear.
While I can replicate the scroll bar, I can always see the entire message.
I cannot generate the scroll bar in new messages.
Actually, I can get the scroll bar by typing a long word.
I have seen posts where the line never wraps. It is a rare occurrence with
Not being able to replicate the problem, makes it impossible to recommend a
There must be a corrupt system file causing this problem.
"CWLee" <cdubyalee@newsgroup> wrote in message
> (Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit, SP-2, IE-8, WM-6, WLM-09, classic mode,
> When I compose an email message in WLM, after a line or two of text the
> compose window expands slightly - perhaps 1/4 of an inch - just enough to
> require using the left/right scroll function to see the whole message.
> When typing, when at the end of a line, the cursor goes to the left side
> of the compose window, but is partially hidden unless I use the left/right
> scroll function to move left. I have resized the window, both larger and
> smaller, and that does not change the situation.
> I'd like to avoid this unintended expansion of the compose window that
> brings up the left/right scroll bar.
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