Forum Operational Question

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by RENisME, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. RENisME

    RENisME Registered Member

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    Not sure if the following feature is generic for all users?

    Using IE7 as I view the list of forum subjects a small text window pops up with several paragraphs of content within the message prior to opening the thread.

    My question is how can I extend the time that the pop-up window stays visible?


    Thx's for your input.

    Ren
     
  2. MikeBCda

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    I get the same mouse-over popup (typically only a line or two) in Firefox, so it's probably in Win (or more likely, the board software) rather than the browser.

    My bet is on the board software, since I don't get it elsewhere unless they're also using vB. If so, I doubt if there's any way to adjust the timing on an individual user basis, and quite possibly the operators can't even adjust it globally.
     
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    Using opera, it doesn,t disasppear until I move my cursor.
     
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    Confirmed
     
  5. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, the mouse-over text preview varies a bit by browser. Things like format, size and display time for the text balloon are not configurable in the forum software. They simply are what they are, I'm afraid. For me, the look and functionality of the balloon is best in IE, with a few full paragraphs being displayed. FF has only a single line and sometimes shows unprintable character markers (squares), but I've also seen it vary a little on different PCs.
     
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    IE7 seems to display the text well, but it drives me crazy because it pops up too quickly.. In Firefox there is a delay before the popup appears, whereas for me in IE7, it appears as soon as I hover over the line almost instantly. I like it to wait a second until I actually pause on a line for more than just a moment...

    Ah well.... :)
     
  7. aigle

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    I think it might be better in Opera, same amount of text as IE7 and it doesn,t dissapear until u move the cursor( unlike IE7).
     
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    A bit OT:

    I absolutely hate this forum feature! It annoys the hell out of me, so that´s why I block it with Maxthon´s "Plugin Manager" extension. :thumb:
     
  10. tepe2

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    I also hate it. I use Firefox with ABP and NoScript. How can I block it?
     
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    Keep your mouse pointer to the left of the Thread Titles and the balloons won't pop up.

    The pointer has to be positioned just above the Thread Title for the balloons to popup.
     
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