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I'll come back when things are working properly

By gbhall
Apr 15, 2012
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  1. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    LOL, that's cool SNGX -- Was just offering my personal feelings to the matter, it doesn't mean they match yours.

    I see your point completely though.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Perhaps the ability to mark all threads read in a specific forum category would solve the issue then?
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    That would be sidestepping the issue though. I think that if that happened, it would be valuable. But I don't like it. What if its a user option?
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Yeah, I don't know what's possible from the development side. I just figured it'd be far easier to implement a more targeted "mark as read" button than it would be to add a separate automatic function.
     
  5. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 2,097   +66 Staff Member

    You can already do this as far as I'm aware. Just go to the category and click 'Mark Forums Read' on the top menu. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to mark everything as read or just the category you are looking at.

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  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Ah great. I looked for that but didn't see it. I was using the feature from the main forum page.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,116   +1,523

    10% of the time I get this error with TechSpot links. I don't have a clue what it means.

    502 Bad Gateway

    Major edit:
    I just received that error while posting and then another 10 times while trying to edit this post to inform about getting the error while posting.
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    The whole site was having issues, but everything seems to be back to normal.
     
  9. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,116   +1,523

    I just noticed that when I reply to a thread, I was adding it to my watched thread list. I have since turned this feature off because I don't want to be notified every time I reply to a thread.

    However I am unable to see a list of my watched threads. The page "My watched threads" shows nothing on the page. There is no listing of my watched threads. This lead to some confusion as I didn't know why I was being notified about additional comments in this thread.

    Edit:

    Never mind, :( I just noticed there are two different watched threads, "My watched threads" and "All watched threads"
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    News from the forum has the little one sentence and a link to the real front page post, that still doesn't pop a new tab (opens in same tab still).
     
     
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,570   +338

    I did look into this, and it wasn't as trivial as I thought. Because XF only allows bbcode (or equivalents) I can't simply plug in a A HREF tag with open in new window attribute. I will have to install a third party add-on to do that, just for you :) Just give me a little more time.
     
  13. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    You can always shift-click for now :) (depending on you browser/OS the shortcut might be different though)
     
  14. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    I open links in a new tab by habit, so shouldn't be an issue for me. :cool:
     
  15. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    SNGX; You use Opera
    Simply click the middle mouse button on the link
    Problem solved :)
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    Not problem solved, for a couple reasons:

    1. I'm mostly browsing on a MBP using the trackpad, no mouse.
    2. Middle click opens in a background tab. I know it can be changed, but I like middle click opening in background. I want this in the foreground (well ideally, the full news story to appear on the forums so I don't have to leave the forums to read the news, but that was addressed sufficiently above). I'm not going to change middle click behavior just to get the news to pop a foreground tab.
     
  17. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    On a MBP with OS X, command()+click should do it.
     


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