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Originally Posted by atreyu arrg. i did try the VB skins - not many choices... It is strange though, [Reply] or [Reply with Quote] it's a nice wide box. Click ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    arrg. i did try the VB skins - not many choices...
    It is strange though, [Reply] or [Reply with Quote] it's a nice wide box.

    Click on [Go advanced] and it narrows right down.

    I suggest a change.

    Change [Go advanced] to [Small Screen Mode]. <<-- Joke!

    The only advantage I see to [Go advanced] - there is a [Preview] button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sector11 View Post
    It is strange though, [Reply] or [Reply with Quote] it's a nice wide box.

    Click on [Go advanced] and it narrows right down.

    I suggest a change.

    Change [Go advanced] to [Small Screen Mode].

    The only advantage I see to [Go advanced] - there is a [Preview] button.
    yup, yup, yup - agreed. I use Advanced though. I wish it worked like Reply With Quote...

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    For anything more than a few sentences or a short paragraph, I've always assembled my own posts in a simple text editor before hand, because getting logged out before committing them is no fun, and you never know for sure that your work won't get lost by forum software. It only makes sense to be cautious if you are putting a lot of work into any post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz View Post
    It only makes sense to be cautious if you are putting a lot of work into any post.
    True dat!

    As far as the above few suggestions, I've seen identical behavior on other forums. So it's likely just a default software set that happens to work "well enough".
    And we all know the old adage... If it ain't broke...

    On that note, I also like to use the Advanced window, so I see where you're coming from guys.
    But that's been the layout ever since I joined, and probably well before. So it's not likely to change any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    If I could sidebar for a moment...if I had a gripe, it would be that the reply text box is too high and not wide enough - is that configurable somehow?
    Install the plugin "Stylish" for Firefox and possibly Chrome and add the following user style

    Code:
    @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
    
    @-moz-document domain("linuxforums.org") {
    	body {
    		min-width: 0 !important;
    	}
    	#toplinks {
    	   z-index: 10 !important;
    	   font-size: 12px !important;
    	   font-weight: normal !important;
    	}
    	.vbform {
    	   max-width: 100% !important;
    	}
    }
    It fixes this and a couple of other annoyances
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    I believe that once you log back in, there should be a smallish button on the lower left corner of the window when retrying your reply. It should be Restore Auto Saved Content.

    Yep... just tested it.
    Once you reply or otherwise post, however, that info will be lost.
    okay, i just got burned by this *again*, Jay. Can you tell me how to do this? I don't see the button...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    okay, i just got burned by this *again*, Jay. Can you tell me how to do this? I don't see the button...
    Yeah... I only noticed it a few months ago.
    Once you see it notify you that it Auto-Saved, you're good. If you close your browser or tab, come on back and return to the thread that you were replying to. Once you hit the Reply button, look to the bottom left corner of the text window.
    You should see the Restore Auto Saved Content in light blue. Slightly above where it says Show your signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Install the plugin "Stylish" for Firefox and possibly Chrome and add the following user style
    Trying it out now, elija, thanks for the tip.

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    sah-weet! now i see it. thanks, Jay!

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    I posted my air-headed comment and it created this? Wow... Thanks though for the advice on this thread!

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