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Post by gwilym'smum » 17 Dec 2019 22:52

Hi Jane
Are we having the Christmas lights this year? :lol:
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Post by Jane » 18 Dec 2019 08:04

I have turned them on. Not sure I have the sound right.

If anyone wants to turn them off go to the user control panel and select Board Preferences.
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Post by gwilym'smum » 18 Dec 2019 08:31

Love the lights but didn't get any sound Jane.
Still lovely and festive, thanks Jane
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Post by Jane » 18 Dec 2019 09:41

In Firefox = To turn on the sound click on the area where the lights are. It will turn off again when you change pages.
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Post by MarkB » 18 Dec 2019 19:16

I thought last year we agreed to have an option to turn off the sound. I REALLY hate it, it's incredibly loud at my default volume level.
I can't see any option on the User Control Panel.
I'm using Chrome.
Thanks Jane.

Edit: Just saw the Switch Sound link in the top left corner. Has no effect for me.

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Post by tatewise » 18 Dec 2019 19:34

Right-click on the tab and choose Mute site.

That works for both Chrome and Firefox.
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Post by Jane » 18 Dec 2019 22:50

When I had to rebuild the site, all the extensions had to be rebuilt, as you can now turn off the lights completely in the user control panel I assumed anyone who found them annoying could simply turn them off completely.
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Post by LornaCraig » 19 Dec 2019 00:07

Jane, the option to turn them off doesn't appear in the User Control Panel for anyone still using the Marina Orange theme.
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Post by gwilym'smum » 19 Dec 2019 08:12

I'm on Chrome but don't have any sound. Have looked at control panel and lights are checked. Sorry Mark I love the sound gets rid of frustrations going along smashing them! Jane mentioned Firefox but don't know anything about that.
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Post by Jane » 19 Dec 2019 09:02

If still use the old theme and want to turn them off, swap to one of the other themes change the settings and save and then swap back to the other theme.

The Switch Sound link should work now.
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Post by Jane » 19 Dec 2019 09:05

gwilym'smum wrote:
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I'm on Chrome but don't have any sound. Have looked at control panel and lights are checked.
The sound works fine in Chrome on my PC. You might need to clear your cookies for FHUG and make sure you don't have it set to block sounds played by default
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Re: Lights?

Post by ColinMc » 19 Dec 2019 10:15

Have to say I love them. Never noticed sound before, but I think they are great.

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Post by tatewise » 19 Dec 2019 10:26

This morning it took a deal of resetting to get sound on both Firefox and on Chrome.
What seemed to work was clearing cookies, refreshing web page, and disabling then enabling lights via the User Control Panel.
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Post by MarkB » 19 Dec 2019 19:40

OK, thanks Jane. I did as you suggested and swapped themes and turned it off.
The sound is so loud and jarring on my system it makes me jump and flinch every time. I know it's not a popular choice but I REALLY hate them - sorry.
But all good now. Thanks again for finding the solution to remove them for me.

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Re: Lights?

Post by davidf » 19 Dec 2019 21:14

If you are using Firefox there is an add-in called "Mute sites by default" - also stops autoplay videos in things like twitter feeds
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