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Fixed Right-clicking on Alerts tab

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Nick, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or just the result of limited functionality, but when I open up my alerts tab in the upper-right, I like to open all of my alerts at once. So I right-click each alert and choose to "open link in new tab". Problem is, when I right click, the alerts tab closes. So I have to keep opening it up for each and every alert I want to open.

    I'm not sure if my description makes much sense, so if not let me know and I'll get a screen-recording of it.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah, I ran into this as well, though it doesn't happen in Chrome. I should note that the little "*" gadget that's appeared will stay across pages (for 10 minutes), so it's no longer a big deal if you don't see all the alerts at once.
  3. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Looks like all the dropdown menus are set to close the instant the menu container loses focus. And right clicking any link inside the menu shifts the focus from the menu container to the link; closing the menu immediately. Ideally, it shouldn't. :)

    I didn't notice this, since I've got like... what.... 1 alert? :p

    EDIT: Oops... Mike already replied.
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    They aren't completely marked "Read" right away any more?
  5. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Would be handy to be able to right click on the alert tab though ;)
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They are and there's really no way around that, but they keep a gadget for the next 10 minutes after you've read them.
  7. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Much more useful, thanks. :) I was going crazy trying to keep up with 30+ alerts every time I woke up.

    I'm guessing the gadget can't be removed if you've read that particular item? A minor problem now is trying to keep track of which you clicked last... if it can't be done, fine, but wondering if it could be taken that bit much further.
  8. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Off topic: Could we have the star back on the notifications page, gets annoying trying to work out what I've actually looked at in the last 10 minutes when I get a flood of alerts. Or a way to manually remove a "gadget"
  9. MordyT

    MordyT Active Member

    Personally I could just click the alerts tab twice and it opens a alert page. Then I can right click all I want.
    Also, what is this gadget you speak of?
  10. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    little yellow blip next to the latest alerts
  11. MordyT

    MordyT Active Member

    Ok, now I see, but what does it do? Only show on updates from last 10?
  12. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    It basically shows which alerts have been marked read within the last 10 minutes. :)
  13. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Personally, it would be nice if new alerts were marked as "read" when I actually clicked through and viewed the thread/page that the alert was referring to, instead of being marked as "read" when I open up the alerts menu or view the alerts page. Conversely, if I happen to visit a thread that I already have alerts for, those alerts should be marked as "read". Changing to this functionality would probably be quite involved, but I think it would improve usability quite a bit.
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  14. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    I agree with Enigma, that is far more helpful and would avoid confusing users.
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Or just a forced 'empty alert box' link?
  16. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It sure would, and doing something like that has been on our to-do list for a long time, but it's a fairly major technical undertaking and we would want to make sure it doesn't harm performance.
    Onimua likes this.
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yep! Works great :)
  19. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    not for me on FF 3.6.8 if I right click the box still disappears

    [edit] working now, weird
  20. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    awesome! fixes the middle click in chrome aswell :D

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