1. Lounge Update headed your way. Check the thread in the Observation Bar. If you don't like the light style, click the light bulb at the top-right of your screen.

The Fedora Lounge 4.0

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Nathan Flowers, May 7, 2018.

  1. Harry Gooch

    Harry Gooch One of the Regulars

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    It would be nice if we didn't have to sign in to see the light bulb that is used to change to the dark background.
     
  2. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Maybe I’m just missing the obvious, but is there still a way to search only the thread you are already in?
     
  3. Scuttle

    Scuttle Familiar Face

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    (On a laptop/desktop version): Once in a given thread, hover over the Search link at the top right (don't Click It). This should result in a drop-down-floater Search menu. The default checkbox (towards the bottom of the box/list) is "Search this oorum only," but you can select "Search this thread only" instead.

    Hope this helps.

    ~ S.
     
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  4. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll New in Town

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    Glad to see the poster's locations listed again. I really appreciate all the work that's going into this, but I'm especially grateful for the opportunity to be here!
     
  5. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks! This is in Safari on an iPhone and I’m still not seeing it. Probably “man eyes” as my wife would say...
     
  6. Scuttle

    Scuttle Familiar Face

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    Aha. It's not intuitive, but it's there.

    Tap on three horizontal bars at very left of the menu bar at the top of your screen.

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    "Search" is the last item on the resulting menu; tap on it.

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    On the following screen, enter what you're looking for-- but before tapping the Search button at the bottom, make sure to tap the "Search in Forums" box.

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    This will bring up a scroll wheel of choices. Tap on "Hats" (because, where else would you want to look? ;)), then tap DONE, and then tap Search.

    It's clumsy with all the extra steps, but it's there.

    (If someone else has discovered a more direct path, I'd love to hear it.)

    ~ S.
     
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  7. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks again for the efforts— it is appreciated! It’s still not getting me to the point of searching the thread I’m already in. It was so easy before.
     
  8. Scuttle

    Scuttle Familiar Face

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    Well, dang. You're right-- on both counts!

    I can't even find a 'view full site' link once on my phone, nor what framework or software the site's using even once viewing the full site on my laptop.

    [I just purposefully used my phone to visit a couple other forums I frequent. In each of these, the mobile version sports a magnifying glass at the top right of each forum's menu bar, and again within a given thread. If tapped within a thread, Search This Thread Only" is a clear option. The formatting contains more content as well, without being cluttered.]

    Hopefully, there are further adaptations possible here going forward.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.

    ~ S.
     
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  9. Guppy

    Guppy One Too Many

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    I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but when I view forums in Tapatalk on my Android phone, I can no longer distinguish read from unread threads. Before the update, threads where I was caught up had their title de-bolded. I miss this convenience, and would like to see it come back if possible.
     
  10. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    This is a limitation on mobile at the moment. As Scuttle says, you can search within a thread on desktop. Browse to that thread, hover over search, and select the box that says "search this thread only."

    Also there is no separate "desktop only" page. The site is fully responsive, which means if you're on mobile, some elements of the page are collapsed and disappear. We can play with these elements within reason.
     
  11. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I will reach out to tapatalk, but I don't believe this is something on our side. For now, browsing on the mobile site might be a better option for you.
     
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  12. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean Call Me a Cab

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    It's a shame that when reading a post or indeed replying, the page often jumps or drops as the ads kick in. It occurs on a couple of other sites I use; email & local weather forecast for example, which are full of ads. It's no big deal to realign the page but the ads often end up blocking everything & I have to switch off the computer manually & switch on again. I fear the Lounge may become a browser blocker too.. Incidently, this page has jumped 5 times while I've been typing this......Oop's,there she goes again, make that 6.:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Scuttle

    Scuttle Familiar Face

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    Hope! :)

    Well, isn't this a whole other ball o' wax? :eek:

    Possibly even the bee's knees, once everything is maximized. :cool:

    Thanks for your response, and the additional clarity. There's a lot going on here. o_O

    ~ S.
     
  14. Nathan Flowers

    Nathan Flowers Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Searching a specific thread is now active on mobile.
     
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  15. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    Bless you! Thanks for all your efforts with the upgrade.
     
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  16. seres

    seres One of the Regulars

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    That is EXACTLY my problem, too. Is there any way to block or remove all those ads? They are slowing my system, and making it hard to read the thread.

    Perhaps a PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP? At this point, I would be glad to pay a yearly fee for an ad-free environment.
     
  17. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat One Too Many

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    Thanks for moving the Alerts icon over from the lightbulb thingy. Kept flashing dark/light everytime i checked Alerts on the mobile app.
    Bowen
    Ps: i appreciate the interactive changes you all have been making as members give input. Always had to fight software update issues with vendors in the work place.
    Good job!
     
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  18. Mae

    Mae Call Me a Cab

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    Same problem I have. Often when typing a post the typing slows and it can take a long time to answer someone and it can get pretty frustrating. I too appreciate the hard work that goes into running a site like this and know the ads are needed to keep it going. But, wow, can they get annoying when they're blocking our browsing experience.
     
  19. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

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    Its a little hard to navagate on mobile web. I did not see a form button until I switched from mobile web to desk top.
     
  20. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

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    I agree with the slowness in being able to try and type a response. I was in another thread and typed out a long response and do to the slowness in typing I was kicked off of the thread and not able to post my reply. The page kept refershing the ads.
    I do not mind the ads but can these ads please stop refreshing themselves.
     
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