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2 years 6 months ago #10649 by Terry Gibbons
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I apologize in advance but I have a problem checking for new messages. On other sites when I want to view just the new messages and not have to read all of the previous ones, when you click on the topic you wish to view, it takes you directly to just the new messages and bypasses all the rest. For some reason I have not found out how to do this on this site. If I have missed something, would someone please be kind enough to tell me how to access just the new messages. Many thx.
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2 years 6 months ago #10650 by RotaxOwner Admin
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Towards the top of the forum area there is a line of grey tabs - the one marked "Recent Topics" will pull you up a list of new messages.


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2 years 6 months ago #10662 by Terry Gibbons
Terry Gibbons replied the topic: Checking for new messages
Thx. for that but when I do click on it, I still have to scroll down thru all the previous messages to find the new message. Can't it just take me to just the new messages? Sorry for the confusion.

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #10700 by RotaxOwner Admin
RotaxOwner Admin replied the topic: Checking for new messages
Actually, you can configure it to do just that, with one more step.

By default, it is set to "month" - but you can set it to "Since last visit". (then press "Go')
Once you do that, it should become your new default setting...




You can also tweak it to filter by Board Category, if you like...

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2 years 5 months ago #10704 by Terry Gibbons
Terry Gibbons replied the topic: Checking for new messages
Thx. again for the help. I will reset and try it to see if it works as stated.
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2 years 5 months ago #10727 by Terry Gibbons
Terry Gibbons replied the topic: Checking for new messages
Well, I did as you suggested but all it did was take me to the top of the topic and I again had to scroll through all the messages to find the new ones. I guess that is the best I am going to get so I will just have to put up with it I guess.

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2 years 5 months ago #10729 by Michael Crowder
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Terry,

Not sure why this isn't working for you, but I did want to confirm that it worked for me.

Just for clarity sake, I'm running Windows 7 and Firefox v38.0.1

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #10730 by RotaxOwner Admin
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@Terry: the system isn't that good at mind-reading. :-)

It's able to give you a list of Topics that have been added (or updated) since you last logged in. However, its not able to guess how far you scrolled down the page, and it doesn't log which page you read last in any given (multipage) thread. We're not the NSA here! :whistle:

Best advice I can give you is to click on the "Last Post" link on the thread of interest, that will jump to the end of it, which could be pretty close to what you are looking for...




PS: I was a bit misleading stating above that it would save your default "recent topics period". Actually it is the system that holds a 'global' default for everyone (was set to a month). I have now re-set it to default to "since last visit". So if you want to tweak it otherwise, you'll have to use the dropdown...

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2 years 5 months ago #10731 by Terry Gibbons
Terry Gibbons replied the topic: Checking for new messages
Good suggestion. It worked just fine. Thx.
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