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#121 Mats

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:19 PM

Kathryn,

I have no idea how to answer. I don't know what browser you are using, what OS you are using (with versions), what your screen resolution is, or what skin you are using.


Offhand, it sounds like a low screen resolution issue...
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#122 Kris

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:21 PM


I have 20" wide screen and it takes less then a third of a width.

More on logo size, font size, etc. --- for anyone interested --- and to maybe explain why I can't account for, or explain and help, when someone doesn't give me specifics of their set up. These differences in appearance are not so much a function of screen size (but of course a wider screen format will make a difference), but are mostly a function of screen (monitor) resolution.

In Kathryn's situation, I can only guess that she is using an older computer with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. And she is still using the new skin.

Pivi's resolution is higher. And mine, even though it is a 17" laptop is possibly a little higher still. My resolution is 1680 x 1050

Below are two examples. The first is the old 1024 x 768 standard resolution with the new skin. The second is my laptop (1680 x 1050) with the Classic Blue skin.

Dear Mod :)

Thanks for the explination,but i must say here one thing we all use our computer for work,web borrowseing,accounting purpose and some may use for games,and for typing word based document.And most are using only 1024x768.
I accept that times are changing but i doubt along with progress are all our members moving forward,i donot know...if all have hi end computer and hi res wide screen moniters or LCDs to view the net.And most of the internet sites have a standard set of fonts & screen resolution.If i or any member just alters the basic resoluton(i.e the default values) i think palmtalk will appear okay but other sites will appear bit wiered.And even i use 17inches 4:3 ratio and not wide screen.i think all sites appear okay but palmtalk is very different now.And like Pivi & Kate has said the palmtalk logo covers half the top screen area,and its appearing as though its shouting out loud.

And i cannot change the the resolution of my screen,since i do accounting in my Pc,change in font size or resolution virtually makes working on those software impossible.It was perfectly okay with the old version.So iam using the classis blue version at the moment and iam happy with it.

So i request that our site be tweaked to 1024 res. for the benefit of all our members.And there are some version of windows which asks for restart if the fonts or resolutions are changed.
And most users here even have difficulty to upload stills from their camera into the Pc and then upload it.So if they are to change the resolution & font size on daily basis to view our site,it could be very tedious..

And iam using Win Xp and have no intention to change my Pc(pentium D)or its software,and use firefox for net,as they are working without any hassel.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:20 AM



I have 20" wide screen and it takes less then a third of a width.

More on logo size, font size, etc. --- for anyone interested --- and to maybe explain why I can't account for, or explain and help, when someone doesn't give me specifics of their set up. These differences in appearance are not so much a function of screen size (but of course a wider screen format will make a difference), but are mostly a function of screen (monitor) resolution.

In Kathryn's situation, I can only guess that she is using an older computer with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. And she is still using the new skin.

Pivi's resolution is higher. And mine, even though it is a 17" laptop is possibly a little higher still. My resolution is 1680 x 1050

Below are two examples. The first is the old 1024 x 768 standard resolution with the new skin. The second is my laptop (1680 x 1050) with the Classic Blue skin.

Dear Mod :)

And most are using only 1024x768.


Kris,

As you can see in the file I have attached, only 20% of web surfers still use monitors with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Almost all of the remainder use resolutions greater than 1024 x 768. And if the present trend continues, only 10% or less will be using 1024 in a year. LATEST BROWSER DISPLAY STATISTICS
The highest figure I found for Jan 2010 was 28% still using 1024 x 768, and dropping rapidly.

Kris,

Since you are using Firefox, have you tried using CTRL/"+" and "-", (as we have discussed) to adjust the screen size of fonts and logo?

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#124 Pivi

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:40 AM

And like Pivi & Kate has said the palmtalk logo covers half the top screen area,and its appearing as though its shouting out loud.


I didn't say that. Everything is fine with me, everything's looking great. Logo, fonts...
I think minority will experience problem you experience. Maybe it's time to buy a new monitor? :)
Trust me, you'll like the change, viewing things on a large panel with high resolution.

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#125 PALM MOD

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:44 AM

For anyone else interested in stats:
90% of visitors to our site use Windows, 10% use Mac, Linux is .7%
66% of visitors to our site use IE, almost all the rest is a combination of FireFox, Chrome, and Safari.
Worldwide, IE's share is down to 62%.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:13 AM


And like Pivi & Kate has said the palmtalk logo covers half the top screen area,and its appearing as though its shouting out loud.


I didn't say that. Everything is fine with me, everything's looking great. Logo, fonts...
I think minority will experience problem you experience. Maybe it's time to buy a new monitor? :)
Trust me, you'll like the change, viewing things on a large panel with high resolution.

Dear Peter

Thanks for the clarification & suggestions...but i wish to stay with my CRT moniter since i have compared with plasma's & Lcd's monitors & Tv's the colours & the blacks have never been natural in that techonology.And feel their is lot of room for improvement in that field.And just to view one page or a site,one can't keep changing their monitors quite often. :hmm: And also most non IPS members upload their stills with 640x... resolution most of the time.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:23 AM

Great! Now I'm on my father-in-laws computer and everything is HUGE! I don't think anyone would need glasses to read this screen. :lol:

I don't mind the huge PT logo or small or large font. I can deal with anything - especially on a beautiful day like today. Even though everything is huge right now, I don't have to scroll to see everything.

I like the new look of the tumbnail pictures. I use IE on my work computer and this one, and both work great with the right click to open pictures and links in another window.

How do you like my blue text?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:37 AM

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:34 AM

Dear Peter

Thanks for the clarification & suggestions...but i wish to stay with my CRT moniter since i have compared with plasma's & Lcd's monitors & Tv's the colours & the blacks have never been natural in that techonology.And feel their is lot of room for improvement in that field.And just to view one page or a site,one can't keep changing their monitors quite often. :hmm: And also most non IPS members upload their stills with 640x... resolution most of the time.

Love,
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Ok Kris.
If you wish to stay on old CRTs that's your own thing/right/opinion.
But as Dean said, minority today uses resolution of 1024*768 on their monitors. Majority uses higher resolution.
I personally stopped using 1024*768 resolution about 5 years ago. And i really think that for majority of forum members forum is looking great as it does for me.

You can always use ctrl (hold it) and +/- keys to make your web page appear smaller or larger.

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#130 PALM MOD

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:02 PM

Great! Now I'm on my father-in-laws computer and everything is HUGE! I don't think anyone would need glasses to read this screen. :lol:

I don't mind the huge PT logo or small or large font. I can deal with anything - especially on a beautiful day like today. Even though everything is huge right now, I don't have to scroll to see everything.

I like the new look of the tumbnail pictures. I use IE on my work computer and this one, and both work great with the right click to open pictures and links in another window.

How do you like my blue text?

Kathryn,

Again, unless you let me know some info like screen resolution and browser/OS, I can't offer any advice. But for your benefit (if you are still using IE), and for anyone else wishing to change their font/logo size in IE, here is a very clear simple tutorial on how to do so. It sounds as if your father-in-law may have a low resolution monitor, or have IE set for one of the larger options. RESIZING FONTS IN INTERNET EXPLORER With all other browsers it is even easier, as discussed above more than once with CTRL/+ or -
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#131 Kathryn

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:18 AM

It sounds as if your father-in-law may have a low resolution monitor


I think he just has bad eyes so it's set as large as it can go. :)
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:03 AM


It sounds as if your father-in-law may have a low resolution monitor


I think he just has bad eyes so it's set as large as it can go. :)

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:19 PM


It sounds as if your father-in-law may have a low resolution monitor


I think he just has bad eyes so it's set as large as it can go. :)

I couldn't say that - I have to be diplomatic. :)
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:39 AM

Is anyone else having problems with the pages loading slow? It's been doing it since yesterday. I click on a page or whatever, and it takes about 5-10 seconds for that page to come up. Nothing has changed here on my computer and all other internet is still fast. Any thoughts?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:13 AM

i like the way the new messenger works.it was a bummer when you could only reply 5 times & then had to erase in the last version :rage:
i do get nervous with the new one,however,when i send a pm & it says "recipients" & i am talking SMACK about everyone. :blink:
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:59 AM

Dean, The new format is fantastic! I occasionally stalk over on www.crayfishmates.com and they use this same software so I am fairly familiar with it. Thank for taking the time to research upgrades and to implement it. I know this is no small undertaking. Thanks for your efforts to keep palmtalk updated and running smoothly.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:39 PM

Now that the new design, colors, seems to suit everyone, I get back with my request to have choice to display more than 40 threads in a single page, is it possible Mod ?

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:35 AM

Now that the new design, colors, seems to suit everyone, I get back with my request to have choice to display more than 40 threads in a single page, is it possible Mod ?

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I suspect you are wanting more than 40 POSTS per page?

If so, that was arrived upon a while back because not everyone has fast internet service. (I know I was in that group) So if a thread is very photo heavy and had not been added too in some time, your slow internet would have to reload all your pictures just so you could see the last few updated posts/pics. But, by breaking it down a bit, you could go right to the end.

PLUS, for the people with fast internet, its the "hugely bothersome" trouble of clicking another button and waiting another 2 seconds! :lol:
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:42 AM

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:44 PM


Now that the new design, colors, seems to suit everyone, I get back with my request to have choice to display more than 40 threads in a single page, is it possible Mod ?

jean-bernard


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I suspect you are wanting more than 40 POSTS per page?

If so, that was arrived upon a while back because not everyone has fast internet service. (I know I was in that group) So if a thread is very photo heavy and had not been added too in some time, your slow internet would have to reload all your pictures just so you could see the last few updated posts/pics. But, by breaking it down a bit, you could go right to the end.

PLUS, for the people with fast internet, its the "hugely bothersome" trouble of clicking another button and waiting another 2 seconds! :lol:


No not 40 posts per page as like you said it's a pain to load all the pic for read only one message like "thanks Mod" :D but the choice of 60 or 80 threads (topics) per page 'Number of topics to show for each forum page: 80) to not have to go six pages back like now. because I'm late

Moose I'm with you :mrlooney::rolleyes::blink::lol::):D
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:00 PM

Unfortunately I can change the number of posts per page, but that becomes the default and the options (in your CP) does not change - the options only include up to and including 40, and not 50 or 60 or 70, even if changed - they only go up to 40 and then the default.

So if I change it to say 60, everyone is stuck with that change unless they opt to use a lower count. And also unfortunately, most members do not even know this option exists, so they would all be "stuck" with the defaults.

The emoticons require more work, and I may get to it one of these days.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:52 AM

Unfortunately I can change the number of posts per page, but that becomes the default and the options (in your CP) does not change - the options only include up to and including 40, and not 50 or 60 or 70, even if changed - they only go up to 40 and then the default.

So if I change it to say 60, everyone is stuck with that change unless they opt to use a lower count. And also unfortunately, most members do not even know this option exists, so they would all be "stuck" with the defaults.

The emoticons require more work, and I may get to it one of these days.


Thanks for your reply don't change anything, I'll not perturb other members
for emoticons it's was a joke for me
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:35 AM

Ask on Possibility to have more direct access pages, like this ?
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:16 AM

I've been using the messenger service recently with group recipients and it's great! It's like your own private forum, and the left column shows you each recipient in the conversation and if they've read their message or not. This is very handy. The only downside is that you have to quote the last message in the conversation to see a copy of it when replying. It doesn't appear by default above your message text area.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:26 AM

I've been using the messenger service recently with group recipients and it's great! It's like your own private forum, and the left column shows you each recipient in the conversation and if they've read their message or not. This is very handy. The only downside is that you have to quote the last message in the conversation to see a copy of it when replying. It doesn't appear by default above your message text area.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:32 PM

I find it ard to post now due to the emoticons getting in the wat of the text on the right. they cover up what you are typing making difficult to see what is on the right side of your text. you have click back inside of the text box when you are done to have it wrap correctly. Pain in the @$$.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

Ed - I've had this problem with the emoticon menu in the past. It only happens on my work computer so it might be due to a setting that you can change.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:08 PM

Probably monitor resolution, or browser setting. Try a higher resolution. And/or try another browser. My guess is you are both using older monitors and/or IE still.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:28 AM

Unfortunately I can change the number of posts per page, but that becomes the default and the options (in your CP) does not change - the options only include up to and including 40, and not 50 or 60 or 70, even if changed - they only go up to 40 and then the default.

So if I change it to say 60, everyone is stuck with that change unless they opt to use a lower count. And also unfortunately, most members do not even know this option exists, so they would all be "stuck" with the defaults.

The emoticons require more work, and I may get to it one of these days.


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