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    Making pms stand out more


    Just a thought. I know you can set up your profile so that you get an email whenever someone pms you, but is there a way to make them stand out more in 'real time?' It's so easy to miss one when you have a high screen resolution. Any ideas about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Just a thought. I know you can set up your profile so that you get an email whenever someone pms you, but is there a way to make them stand out more in 'real time?' It's so easy to miss one when you have a high screen resolution. Any ideas about this?
    [User CP] -> Options ~ 'Messaging & Notification' / 'Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up'

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    i think it should be making PMs more visible....i almost had a heart attack the first time i read it )

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    Yeah, it would be nice if the link to PMs would turn red (or some other color) and blink when you have PMs that haven't been viewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeRoot
    [User CP] -> Options ~ 'Messaging & Notification' / 'Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up'
    Thanks for that! I knew there would be something I'd missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlowe
    i think it should be making PMs more visible....i almost had a heart attack the first time i read it )
    I get what you mean. ))
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeRoot
    [User CP] -> Options ~ 'Messaging & Notification' / 'Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up'
    It's only useful if your browser isn't blocking popups - most modern ones do, and even if it puts a bar at the top to say it's blocked one, I'm so used to ignoring it, that I do so automatically.

    I've a member of another forum (not a Linux forum) where if a new pm is received, it adds an extra box at the top of your forum page in a different colour, offering options for reading the message. It's only a couple of text lines big, but it's really useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff
    It's only useful if your browser isn't blocking popups - most modern ones do, and even if it puts a bar at the top to say it's blocked one, I'm so used to ignoring it, that I do so automatically.

    I've a member of another forum (not a Linux forum) where if a new pm is received, it adds an extra box at the top of your forum page in a different colour, offering options for reading the message. It's only a couple of text lines big, but it's really useful.
    Same here, I sometimes go for days before I realize I have incoming PMs pending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff
    It's only useful if your browser isn't blocking popups - most modern ones do, and even if it puts a bar at the top to say it's blocked one, I'm so used to ignoring it, that I do so automatically.

    I've a member of another forum (not a Linux forum) where if a new pm is received, it adds an extra box at the top of your forum page in a different colour, offering options for reading the message. It's only a couple of text lines big, but it's really useful.
    Very good point! Maybe this thing should be re-thought-out and re-designed... In the meanwhile - what I do is "just keep my eye on" the upper-right corner where it says: Private Messages: Unread x, Total x. (under Welcome, <name>.)

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    Yeah, I also block popups and sometimes javascript as well. It's easy to miss a PM, and sometimes I really want that feature more than to reply to a thread.
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