IE7 select box shrinking – workaround

· Bugs, IE7

Apparently this is a known issue

The workaround, as mentioned here works, except that you might want to apply only for IE7 (could be hundreds of dynamic entries)

The googled solution for detecting IE7 with jquery is obsolete, since jQuery obsoleted the browser element. They suggest working with feature detection or modernizr, but if you only need to detect IE7 – that’s an overkill

Here’s the complete solution:

//After removing options elements:


//After adding select options dynamically:


//Detect IE7 simply with regex:

var bIsIE7 = navigator.userAgent.match(/MSIE 7/);


That’s it 🙂


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