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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by LornaCraig » 26 Aug 2019 16:24

Reverting to the subject of the invisible buttons (Edit, Delete, etc) these are now visible on my laptop running Windows 10 but still not visible on my desktop running Windows 7. Both using Firefox 68.0.2.

A week ago they were not visible on the laptop either, so something has changed but there seems to be an issue with Windows 7. I will email this info to Jane.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 26 Aug 2019 16:29

Just as an update... the buttons are still not visible in the marina orange skin on my PC running Windows 10 and Chrome. They are visible using any of the other skins.

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Post by Jane » 26 Aug 2019 21:48

Yes, you have reported this previously. I have passed it to the designer I purchased the theme from and am waiting for a response.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 26 Aug 2019 22:37

Yes. That original report was 11 days ago. Lorna had given an update so I thought it would be alright to give an update as well. Apparently that was not appropriate. My apologies.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by jsphillips » 27 Aug 2019 10:31

Where is the edit buttons and where is the Control setting to get rid of the orange skin.
Can someone send me a screen copy so I can view where these options are please.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by LornaCraig » 27 Aug 2019 10:53

The buttons should appear here (invisible in this screenshot).
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Post by tatewise » 27 Aug 2019 11:06

To change skins, click your username jsphillips top right, and choose User Control Panel and Board preferences tab, where My board style can be selected.
BUT if you pick anything except Marina Orange you will lose the Home and Knowledge Base links at the top as mentioned by BillH yesterday with a screenshot.

Presumably you are using the Chrome browser or perhaps running with Windows 7?
All other configurations show the Edit, Delete, Report, Warn, Info, Quote icons correctly.
They are still there on same line as subject and just to left of your selfie where they always used to be but are all white.
Just hover your cursor in that area and they are revealed with an orange background.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 27 Aug 2019 11:44

Jane has paid somebody to work on the button visibility problem... Now might be a good time to Donate especially as the new hosting costs more than the old.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by Russell » 27 Aug 2019 13:43

Thanks for pointing that out, Helen - perhaps Jane should have it on at least an annual reminder :)

And as well as the straight cash donation facility, I will try and remember the Amazon link. Like many of us no doubt I do go to their website more often than I should - and as there is no extra cost to the buyer, what's not to like?

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Post by Jane » 02 Sep 2019 09:45

Due to the problems with the Marina theme on some Android devices, which strangely only occurs on my adjusted version so it's something odd, I have added a new theme which I am considering changing over to as the default.

If you want to try it you can change over in your Profile to Metrolite
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 10:30

That seems to work quite well.
For me, it resolves the problem of hidden Edit, Delete, Report, etc, icons in Chrome.
Users will have to get used to the new layout of links in the orange header bar.

One anomaly I noticed is that the style of [kb] links is different from all others (including [topic] links).
They always have an extra black underline.
e.g.
Knowledge Base > Knowledge Base Home
Find my Past... or Ancestry ? (15275)

That style has also been applied to Profile and The Wish List and Using Family Historian - General Usage Forum links shown in the Board index.

BTW: Links in Signatures always had and still have an orange underline but perhaps should not?
e.g. my tatewise ancestry link.

( Those style differences are presumably derived from the defaults in the original skins. )

Another problem is the * is missing from left-hand edge of topic subjects that allows [topic] links to be created.

One annoyance that others have mentioned is that the icons next to POST REPLY above a thread and below a thread are different ~ can they be made the same please?
i.e. Above is only spanner and search; Below is spanner, options, tools, but no search

Finally, the Logged Out skin always seems to be Marina Orange rather than the user chosen skin.
Is there anything that can be done about that? I suspect not.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by Jane » 02 Sep 2019 11:41

tatewise wrote:
02 Sep 2019 10:30
One anomaly I noticed is that the style of [kb] links is different from all others (including [topic] links).
They always have an extra black underline.
Done
Another problem is the * is missing from left-hand edge of topic subjects that allows [topic] links to be created.
Done
One annoyance that others have mentioned is that the icons next to POST REPLY above a thread and below a thread are different ~ can they be made the same please?
No, these are standard components from the master theme

Finally, the Logged Out skin always seems to be Marina Orange rather than the user chosen skin.
Is there anything that can be done about that? I suspect not.
The theme when logged out is what ever the default theme is. Just how would you expect it to know what theme you want when you are not logged in?
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 13:19

OK, that is mostly all good.
BUT in Marina Orange (and for some in Metrolike) those links were bold.
Now none are bold, and that includes Who is online and most of the username links there.

Regarding Logged Out skin style, I thought maybe a cookie could identify the chosen skin style, but it is not important.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 02 Sep 2019 16:04

For those of us who prefer a skin without so much orange, please also keep the prosilver skin.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 16:11

It is still present and correct, but without Jane's adjustments in Metrolike.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 02 Sep 2019 16:20

I see that it is still there. I'm just hoping it doesn't go away as some of the other skins have. I can live without the adjustments. The compactness and color scheme work better for me.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 16:35

I would say Metrolike is about as compact as prosilver, and certainly more compact than Marina Orange.
There is a bit less orange too.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 02 Sep 2019 16:51

I would agree that metrolike is preferable to marina orange for me, but I like prosilver even better.

In metrolike I can only see 7 1/2 of the forums on the forum home page while I can see all 9 forums with prosilver. Going into one of the forums, I can see 11 1/2 posts in metrolike while I can see 15 in prosilver. When I open any given posting, I can see more lines in prosilver than in metrolike. All of this means less scrolling in prosilver.

As far as the color, I know that is personal preference, but I've never been a fan of the orange and still find metrolike to have too much orange for my taste.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 20:11

Strange, I can just see 9 Forums and 14 Posts respectively in both skins (but yes, much less in Marina Orange).
Can see them easily if Taskbar auto-hides.
I wonder why we differ?
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Post by BillH » 02 Sep 2019 20:28

That is strange. Here are screenshots of what I see in both skins.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by tatewise » 02 Sep 2019 20:37

I was using Firefox. Are you using Chrome?
I agree that Chrome does favour prosilver with smaller text and therefore displays more lines.
Both skins show more lines in Chrome than in my Firefox setup, but that is because I've adjusted the minimum font sizes (for my poor eyesight). If I remove that customisation then yes, prosilver does show more.
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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by BillH » 02 Sep 2019 20:58

Yes, I am using Chrome. At this point at least I am still able to see the print in prosilver. :D

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by jsphillips » 03 Sep 2019 07:51

Hi Jane
At the risk of upsetting anyone I would like to get away from this ghastly orange skin
Is it possible to go back to the green one or at least a dark grey one ? I understnd that there were 2 orange skins I have tried and neither is successful ?

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 03 Sep 2019 08:02

I don't notice the Orange any more -- and the Metrolike skin reduces how much there is. No colour is going to satisfy everyone, especially as we have been talked around this subject more times than I care to remember, and allowing a choice just makes more work for Jane.

We should keep the status quo.

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Re: FHUG on the move

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 03 Sep 2019 08:25

If anyone is really unhappy with Orange, there are browser plugins that will help... this is done with something called Midnight Lizard for Chrome:
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