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#81 RevWizard

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:33 PM

A few things I noted solution too are:
In order to go to the last unread post, you need to be sure you click on the active area of the yellow button to the left. The active area is very small thus if you move too far right you will click go to top of page or what ever it is. Look for the text appearing in the active are which says something like "get_new_post", then click.

As for remembering username and password. This has a lot to do with how you set up security within your browser.
For Firefox, at least 3.5, go to Tools >> Options >> Security.
There is an option "Remember Passwords for sites". You must consider the negatives involving using this option, because it does remember passwords thus if your Computer is open to others they can get into those sites.
You also have to authorize separately a URL to remember your password. There will be a message popping up which will ask you to remember this site. Once remembered you can only remove this by going back to Tools >> Options >> Security and I think removing the site from the list.
IE should work in a similar fashion.

Now I'll be out for the next couple hours. I got some chores to do.

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#82 Kitelife

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:51 PM

The snow is a nice touch!

At least 'til after Christmas. :)

Anyone complains, I'll make it yellow. :kid_devlish:

Well, maybe... If it's crashing anyone's browser, I'll pull it.

I can also configure the number of snow "flakes", speed, etc.

Does anyone else have snow controls at the very top of this web page?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:00 PM

Yes, the snow controls are at the top of my page.
But, other problems seem to have appeared with the changes.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:48 PM

Got to admit that the snow made me laugh! Let's see, dandelions in the spring, leaves in the fall ...

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:49 PM

Rephrase, differently please?

OK, I am posting a reply to your reply, if that makes sense?

I will then "add reply"

Once I have done that to get back to the list of New Content or Active I click on the little blue arrow at the top of the IE8 page, this is in the header bit, above the forum. This takes me back a page, then I click it again and I see the post I posted, then again then again, which eventually takes me back to the list I want. (sort of makes sense to me, but then I am explaining summat I do to someone who has a cool easy way of doing what I am doing the long way?)

OK, so there must be a real neat easy way to go back to where I want to go, without going back through all the pages.

Sorry, have just read back through this and it is a bit of gobbledygook.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:50 PM

Can we get a steady southerly at abt 8 mph please?

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 04:25 PM

Hi John-

Snow works great!!! Thanks....


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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:53 PM

Hey Bear,

See if this will do what you want ...

Once you've added the reply and viewed it ... hit <Home> and then <View New Content>

Will that work??

Cheers,
Tom

Edited by Jeepster, 23 December 2009 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:55 PM

Snow is OK but it seems to be activating the side to side scroll slider in an on and off flashing.

But if its just till Christmas I can handle it :kid_devlish:
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:17 PM

I just killed the snow, it was eating up JM's resources like mad and slowing his computer down... Oh well. :)

After I reply to a topic and I want to go back to it, I generally hit backspace key (or "back" in my browser) twice.

Either that, or indeed, <home> or cmd+up arrow.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

I just killed the snow, it was eating up JM's resources like mad and slowing his computer down... Oh well. :)

To elaborate on this I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Intel Core 2 Duo E6550, 8Gb ram.
I experienced both CPU cores usage at 60-70% when snowing, with Firefox 3.5.6. It is noted that Firefox is a 32bit application which has no known issues on Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit.
Also Firefox crashed a number of times within a few minutes if snow was enabled and snowing.
I also have Internet Explorer 8 running which I believe is a 64bit application with Windows 7 64 bit. CPU usage was 20-25% when snowing which was ok for me.
When I disabled snow CPU usage dropped off less then 5%.

Knowing that I can disable snow, which is only possible if you are logged in, I have no problem with the snow app be used on the forum.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 06:48 PM

Well, trick is... If it happens to you, if could happen to others.

Better safe than sorry, the snow is just a novelty. :)

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:17 AM

Hey Bear,

See if this will do what you want ...

Once you've added the reply and viewed it ... hit <Home> and then <View New Content>

Will that work??

Cheers,
Tom

Hang on, I will try it.

Yep, that works fine. Go to the top of the class.
Johns suggestion is cool too.

Love the new Banner, sad about the snow. I was hoping it would settle at the bottom of the screen, but it kept melting.

Edited by Baloo, 24 December 2009 - 05:20 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2009 - 06:38 AM

love the new forum john.. great work as always
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:45 AM

I also have Internet Explorer 8 running which I believe is a 64bit application with Windows 7 64 bit. CPU usage was 20-25% when snowing which was ok for me.


Actually, that depends on what you're doing with IE. Unless things have changed drastically since Windows 2003 Server x64, IE can't run mixed-mode ActiveX plug-ins. I know that when I'm on an x64 machine I end up running the 32-bit version of IE because it's so annoying when I get warnings about needing to switch to the 32-bit version (i.e. when running Windows Update). You can tell which version is running from the "About" under the help drop-down or by checking the path of the shortcut that you're launching from.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:33 AM

Actually, that depends on what you're doing with IE. Unless things have changed drastically since Windows 2003 Server x64, IE can't run mixed-mode ActiveX plug-ins. I know that when I'm on an x64 machine I end up running the 32-bit version of IE because it's so annoying when I get warnings about needing to switch to the 32-bit version (i.e. when running Windows Update). You can tell which version is running from the "About" under the help drop-down or by checking the path of the shortcut that you're launching from.

Personally I prefer using Firefox exclusively. For me, this is one very rare situation where IE8 was better.
About just says version 8.0.7600.16385. I found that 32 is not identified as 32bit, however 64 is. So it appears my 64 bit O/S is defaulting to IE8 32 bit, though I can start the IE8 64bit from Start >> All Programs

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:57 AM

Is there a way to change how pictures open like to a new tab, window or other method as opposed to the in screen flash style ??
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:10 PM

My response to Mr. Burka regarding the lightbox photos vs new window...

What you're referring to is "lightbox" versus popup, and it's a global setting... All on or off.

I'd need to see a majority demand for popups instead of lightbox to make that change, what you're experiencing is because of an atypical use of your window.

Not slighting, I understand each persona has their style and manner of use, just identifying a fact.

I much prefer lightbox myself, it's cleaner, allows me to flip forward/back through multiple photos, and even "save" them right there from the lightbox window.

May I ask what irks you about the lightbox system Jim?

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:45 PM

Perhaps "irks" is a bit strong but I too prefer (just a little) the pop up style. Lots of these pics are large and when you scroll to the bottom of the picture to see it or close it the whole window has scrolled down where you are not where you left off on the page. Extremely minor problem so if you like it then ........Posted Image

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:29 PM

Yeah pretty much what Denny said.

You can never seem to get the whole picture in if it's a really large one.

It is cool that you can scroll through the whole strip from that 1 photo but not being able to see the entire photo kinda takes away from it.

Edited by FortFlyer, 24 December 2009 - 01:33 PM.

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