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New Forum Tips

Apr 10, 2009 11:54 AM

A few tips accumulated to help improve your experience in these new Fora

 

 

  • First; Read the New Forum FAQ that the Adobe Forum Administrator published.  It has a lot of useful information
New Forum FAQ
  • Unless you want your email box to fill up with a copy of every post for every thread you participate in, follow the instructions in the thread to turn OFF auto subscription.  The Default setting is currently ON
How do I stop receiving email notifications from the Adobe Forums?
  • Find Spam?  Help us remove it by reporting it.  Click on the report abuse link under the post where you see Spam.  Moderators will be notified so they can address it quickly.
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  • Want the forum to stretch as wide as your browser?  Not possible with the standard offering.  But if you are running Firefox and are willing to install a local style sheet plugin, this works great.
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  • Want to see where you have been, or have an easy list of forums to pop back and forth to?  Bookmark this URL, or get the same place from your History button
http://forums.adobe.com/recent-history.jspa?view=communities
  • Are you bored?  Click on Browse/Discussions and see the most current discussions on ALL adobe products in one place.  Note there are almost 2 Million Posts in this fora! 
http://forums.adobe.com/main-threads.jspa
  • Want to go to the last post in a thread rather than the first post?   This helps reduce some scrolling.
How can I Jump the last message in a thread?


 
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    Apr 10, 2009 8:09 AM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    It's not immediately obvious, but if you click on the "n minutes ago" or "n hours ago" link next to a thread in the discussions list, it takes you to the last post made in that thread.

    The advantage of this is that you can then scan backwards to the last post you remember reading and then continue reading.

    The old forum was much better in this regard, but this is the only workaround I have found.

    Cheers
    Eddie

     
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:20 PM   in reply to Eddie Lotter

    Nice tip, Eddie.  Having to wait for the first page to load, so that I can manually go to the last page and wait for it to load, and then scroll down so I can contue reading from where I last left the post is one of those great new 'features' of this forum that I really despise.

     
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    Apr 10, 2009 6:06 PM   in reply to Eddie Lotter

    Eddie,

     

    I am with you 100% on this. In this respect, I liked the old way much better. Maybe it's reading on a tiny 17" laptop with high-rez graphics, but it's tough on my old eyes. But hey, I'm willing to learn, and will get on with the process.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 10, 2009 6:08 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    Curt,

     

    Thank you for this table. It is greatly appreciated. As I'm still trying to get my old head around the new fora, I appreciate every possible learning-aid that I can find. You have started the ball rolling.

     

    Hunt

     

    BTW you guys are doing a great job. I hope that you knew what you were buying into. Thanks.

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 2:42 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    Why can't we copy/paste? That sucks. I'm using firefox BTW.

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 2:44 PM   in reply to joshtownsend

    "Why can't we copy/paste? That sucks. I'm using firefox BTW."

     

    The above was copied and pasted using Firefox 3.0.8.

     

    "The above was copied and pasted using Firefox 3.0.8."

     

    So was that one.

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:07 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    I'm on IE8 and i cannot copy and paste either. Have to go into HTML mode to do so.

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:12 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    I have another one.

    Why do links not open in a new browser window?

    Saves a lot of clicking back.

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:32 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    Here's one that needs correcting/answering.

     

    "How can I display only the last message in a thread that I've read, so that I don't have to wade through every single message there is, but I still see all the new ones - you know, like the old forums with fewer 'features' used to do?"

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 5:48 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Bummer! I guess that I'm glad to still be on IE7.

     

    Of course, I'll soon have to give up my DOS 3 and move up to Windows... [Grin]

     

    Hunt

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 6:09 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    How do I get rid of avatars, points earned, control the width, and control the background color? (your link only shows how to control width)

     

     

    In Fire Fox and using stylish….

     

     

    @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

    @-moz-document domain("forums.adobe.com") {

    #jive-wrapper {

    width:100% !important;

    background-color: #ccc !important;

    background-image: none !important;

    }

    #jive-body-main {

      background-color: #ccc;

    }

     

    .jive-avatar {

      display: none !important;

    }

     

    .jive-thread-reply .jive-thread-reply-body-container {

      background-color: #fff !important;

    }

    .jive-author-avatar-container {

      display: none !important;

    }

    .jive-author {

      padding-top: 10px !important;

    }

    }

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 6:13 PM   in reply to Curt Wrigley

    How do I make the number of posts to be shown on the index page stay at the number I select instead of always defaulting back to 30  - oh - you can't - great software

     
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    Apr 11, 2009 7:08 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt
    I guess that I'm glad to still be on IE7.

     

    Blasphemy!!!  http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Computer/computer-17.gif

     
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    Apr 12, 2009 4:28 AM   in reply to Jim Simon


    When I right click all I get is 'insert link/insert image/ alignment / insert table'  

     

    However the ctr-c and ctr-v work. Thanks Jim.

     
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    Apr 12, 2009 7:45 AM   in reply to joshtownsend
    Try this.

    Then you can skip the keyboard.

     
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