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Rob A
Avoiding Opera 15
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Pompton Plains, NJ

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[request] More Choice Around here!

The new feature I want to see around here is more choice! Some of the new features right now are driving me crazy. Especially how news in the news ticker disappear after I click them, and how they go vertically instead of horizontally across the top, making me scroll more. Also all the text boxes popping up when I move my mouse around threads is really starting to tick me off. Lastly, having to click preview for attachments is starting to get annoying (although I can proabaly live with this). Please, all I want is choice. As in, options to turn stuff off on the forum prefs page or something!
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removed
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Re: More Choice Around here!

*object*



Cudni
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reply to Rob A

~ Sign ~

Cudni



GoodBoyEli
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reply to Rob A

-SIGN- Mouseover feature is driving me nutty!



ironwalker
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reply to Rob A

*sign*



Dude111
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reply to GoodBoyEli

said by GoodBoyEli:

-SIGN- Mouseover feature is driving me nutty!
I love that feature (Its a VBB feature and a good one @ that)


Johnny
Fed Up. Bye.
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reply to Rob A

**SIGN** to turning off the mouseovers. Please!



C_
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reply to Rob A

*object*



justin
..needs sleep
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·iiNet
reply to Rob A

Seems like your main complaint is tool-tips, if I try to constantly preserve choices then it ends up being more complicated and buggy than windows.

Does VBB have an option to turn off mouseovers?

I could change mouseovers to just the actual subject text, rather than the table cell. Perhaps that makes them calm down a bit.



INTENS1
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reply to Johnny

said by Johnny:

**SIGN** to turning off the mouseovers. Please!
I'll *Sign* that..
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Johnny
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reply to justin

I could change mouseovers to just the actual subject text, rather than the table cell. Perhaps that makes them calm down a bit.
We can already see the subject titles in the list of threads, so the mouseover wouldn't add anything there. I think the mouseovers are unique as features go, because there are users who appreciate the "instant preview" of the first few words of the post, because they like to scan the list that way. Then there are those like me who just go by the thread title and decide based on that whether to read it or not. For the second group, the mouseover obscures the next couple of thread titles and is really interfering. As I said, I think this is unique to the mouseover feature because almost all of the other features can be used or not used as one chooses, but this one can't be avoided unless you switch to FF and use the script. I still like Safari better so I don't want to have to go to FF for BBR since 90% of my time is at BBR.


justin
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No, you misunderstand.
I mean, at the moment, the tool tip appears if your mouse sits anywhere in the cell. I can change it to show if it sits anywhere on the subject title. That is all.

As for your comment on obscuration, there is a large amount of of space after topics and if you run your mouse around, the tool tip does not even show. If you stop and wait, it does. If it does, it doesn't cover anything except for the right hand side unless you are determined to keep your mouse on the far left. Like any system I suppose people adapt to make the most out of it. The only obscuration annoyance for me anyway after a little adjustment phase was that sometimes the tool tip keeps displaying AFTER you click the link, and can look a bit strange or even cover up some text. But the timer hits and it vanishes..



Johnny
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said by justin:

No, you misunderstand.
I mean, at the moment, the tool tip appears if your mouse sits anywhere in the cell. I can change it to show if it sits anywhere on the subject title. That is all.
Ah. Excellent idea.

EDIT: Oh, it may also be that Safari makes a narrower box than some others so that there are almost always 2 or 3 lines of text.


justin
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2 or 3 lines of tool-tip text? really? that would be annoying.. I had no idea.



Johnny
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said by justin:

2 or 3 lines of tool-tip text? really? that would be annoying.. I had no idea.
Here ya go.


justin
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well that sucks. I can sniff safari, and change the tooltip to be maximum 30 characters..



Johnny
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I can post up the appearance in dev/null so you can check the modifications - let me know.



Rob A
Avoiding Opera 15
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Pompton Plains, NJ
reply to justin

Justin, it would be great if you changed it so that the tool tip only popups up when your mouse is over the link/title of thread, not the whole box.

And actually, that is not the most annoying thing right now for me. Can you please give the option for the old news ticker? When I click on a news item, it disappears. On the old horizontal one. it stayed until more news items pushed it off the ticker. I loved that, I hate how recent news disappears after I click it.
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INTENS1
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reply to Rob A

I'm for any change that helps this


Pacrat
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reply to Rob A

At first, I liked it, but the more I see them, the more I've grown to really dislke them. I do think that having them pop up only when the mouse on the link itself, rather than anywhere in the cell would be a decent compromise. And for the record, they appear as much as three lines deep in IE, too (as per INTENS1 See Profile's example!)
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Dude111
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reply to Rob A

said by justin:

Does VBB have an option to turn off mouseovers?
Yes it does......Default is 300 chars..

I have setup a VBB DEMO for everyone to check out (WILL ONLY LAST 24 HRS)

I WILL PM YOU THE PASSWORD TO THE ADMIN ACCT JUSTIN!!!!!! (I changed it from what it says there,so.....)

»demo.vbulletin.com

When you go there,enter this:

Username: Demo7385
Password: d542e971


Rob A
Avoiding Opera 15
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Pompton Plains, NJ
reply to justin

Justin, Thank you! Now those annoying things don't popup unless my mouse is over a url/topic. Now, lets get the option to switch back to the old news ticker and I'll be a happy member.:)



Dude111
An Awesome Dude
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reply to Rob A

Thats how it was before mate!! (Yesterday)

I wonder if justin looked @ the demo i setup....... (I LOVE VBULLETIN LIKE CRAZY and im glad he is picking up some of the features)